Lynnette Anne Dodge

Lynnette Dodge PhotoLynnette Anne Dodge of Moscow died Friday, August 19, 2016 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. She was 65.

Lynnette was born Sept. 20, 1950 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Arthur W. and June R. Amborn Hofner. The family moved to California where she attended school in Orange County and graduated from Tustin High School. She and Jack Dodge were married in Las Vegas on March 22, 1969. They made their home in Santa Ana and Tustin.

She worked from home for a detective agency and later as an editor for the Orange County Register newspaper. She then began her career with the City of Costa Mesa as an executive assistant, retiring from there in 2014 when they came to Moscow to be nearer to family.

Lynnette enjoyed gardening, music, taking drives and exploring, needlepoint, and was active in the PFO and Boy and Girl Scouts when the children were young. She was also an avid reader.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jack, at their Moscow home, her sons, Jeffrey A. Dodge (Mark McLaughlin), Steven (Jaime) Dodge, and daughter Andrea Dodge along with three grandchildren, Marley, Osa Lynn and Madison, all of Moscow. She also leaves two sisters, Cindy Hidden in Santa Ana and Joni Walker of Irvine, CA. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Hofner.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Moscow Cemetery. Rev. Elizabeth Stevens of the Unitarian Universalist Church will officiate.

In Christmas 2014, months after her cancer diagnosis, Lynnette enjoyed an inspiring, in home choral performance of holiday favorites. In honor of the powerful impact of that performance and in lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to the Palouse Choral Society, P.O. Box 8112, Moscow, Idaho 83843.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

5 Responses to Lynnette Anne Dodge

  1. Karlee Hughes says:

    I know Lynette was well loved by her family, especially by her sister Cindy. As a friend of Cindy’s I want to send my deepest sympathies to your family. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, she will not be forgotten.

  2. Joni Walker says:

    Hello, I am Lynnette’s younger sister ~~ aka, Nettie to most. We are all reading this beautiful memoir because we loved her so very much.

    Lynnette. How do I best describe her?

    Anyone who knew Lynnette is aware that she was a kind and gentle person, and would do absolutely anything for you. Her determination to work 20 hours per day, to ensure her children received the best in guidance, education and nurturing was an amazing effort in itself. As you know, she was a free spirit and she was very difficult to keep up with, and I even found myself weary even as the younger sister – she was a constant go getter.

    Lynnette felt no need to be the center of attention. I can say without any doubt that she loved her family beyond all measure. That she valued her family – and I can say that my life is so much better for her presence because of her enduring love for me.

    I’ll miss you terribly and you will also be with me, in spirit.

    Lovingly ~ always and forever,


  3. Cindy says:

    Lynnette was not just my sister…….she was a best friend. I have soooo many fond memories from childhood thru adulthood. I envisioned making many more memories but God had other plans. She fought pancreatic cancer for almost 2 years……long enough to see some pretty great events happen. Oooooo how she wanted to be a grandma……and that dream came true for her. This picture of her says it all. The sparkle in her eye, that big smile……a gal filled with a love of life.

    Such sadness I feel because you are not here physically…….but I’m at peace knowing you are not in pain anymore and you are in heaven with our mom, dad, brother and many others. You are our angel. You are resting now and we will see you again sometime.

    Gone but never forgotten Lynnette. We love you dear sister.
    Cindy and family

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