Rebecca A. Dodge

Rebecca A. “Becky” Dodge, 70, of Brookton-dale, NY, formerly of Silver Creek, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY.

She was born Sept. 1, 1942 in Silver Creek, NY, the daughter of the late Peter and Fannie (Gehr) Mason.

Becky was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1960, and the Bryant & Stratton Business School of Buffalo, NY. She also was an LPN who worked for WNYDDSO.

Becky appreciated the simple things in life. She was compassionate toward humans and animals alike, especially those who needed help the most. She and her daughter Lisa centered their lives around their families and friends.

Survivors include three sons, David (Kim) Payne of Dunkirk, James (Teresa) Payne of Dunkirk and Gary (Karen) Payne of Buffalo; a sister, Shirley (Bill) Taylor of Naples, Fla.; a brother, Richard Mason of Silver Creek; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Natalie and David Payne Jr., Gina Rameriz, Lindsay and Nicholas Payne, Nathan and Rebecca Gard; 10 great grandchildren; her loving companion, Orson Ledger of Ithaca, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter “Jack” Mason and James Mason; and a daughter, Lisa (Payne) Rivera.

Friends are welcome to call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Cen-tral Ave., Silver Creek on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Leamon, pas-tor of the Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, officiat-ing. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to your local humane society.

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