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GUILFORD, ME AND FRANCONIA, VA - Virginia Elizabeth (Micue) Dodge, 87, of Franconia, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Born in Corinna, she moved to Franconia in 1951. Mrs. Dodge was born on January 10, 1920 and graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1938 and then later from Gilmer Commercial School in Bangor. While attending the Gilmer Commercial School she lived at the YWCA in Bangor. After completing her education she was first employed by Charles Murray in Bangor as a bookkeeper and later accepted a position at Dow Air Force Base from 1941-1945 during World War II. In 1942 she married Charles Nelson Dodge, her husband of 59 3/4 years who preceded her in death, in Guilford, and in 1943, during his military training, she visited him in Texas. Shortly after that Mr. Dodge shipped out to Europe with the 4th Armored Division during WWII. After moving to Franconia in 1951, Mrs. Dodge was then employed at the Pentagon holding several positions for the Federal Government and finished her career as a Budget Analyst for the National Guard retiring February 29, 1980. She was a member and past Secretary/Treasurer of The Society of Virginia and had previously participated in the Cherry Blossom Festival where in 1986 her granddaughter was Virginia festival Princess. She had been a member of the Maine State Society since 1951 and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1996. She had also been a member of Franconia United Methodist Church since 2006.

Survivors include her daughter, Crystal D. Sims of Annandale; Granddaughter, Tracy Sims Wheless of North Carolina; 2 nieces, Shirley Rogers and Amy Melton; several great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the American Heart Association, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., #530, Arlington, VA 22203. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 31, 2007 at the Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guestbook, go to

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