Alvin T. Dodson…July 12, 1933 – November 25, 2013

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Horber Funeral Chapel 

          Graveside services for Las Animas, Colorado resident, Alvin Dodson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Elder Chapel in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery.  Rev. Diane Hutson will officiate.

          Alvin Taylor Dodson was born on July 12, 1933 in Bennington, Oklahoma to Clem and Verta Mae (Mitchell) Dodson.  He passed away on November 25, 2013 at St. Mary’s Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO at the age of 80.

          Alvin married Ellena Rose Waring on January 24, 1953 in Las Animas.  To this union they had three children, Robert, Nancy, and Diana.  Alvin was a member of the Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse.  He had a love for fishing and rode his bicycle all over Las Animas.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Nadine McKnight, Irene Tyscka, and Ollie Ridley; granddaughter, Shauna; and great granddaughter, Pheobe.

          Alvin is survived by his wife, Ellena of the home; children, Robert Dodson, Nancy Segers both of Las Animas, Colorado and Diana Segers and husband, Dave of Lamar, Colorado; siblings, June Gonzales and husband, Santos of Las Animas, Sue Steward and husband, Harold of Medford, OR, Betty Passmore of Las Animas, Roy Dodson and wife, Kathy of Rye, Colorado, Hank Dodson and wife, Patsy of Las Animas, Kenneth Dodson and wife, Donna of Las Animas, Marie Johnson and husband, Bob of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother-in-law, Harold Ridley of Las Animas; six grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Las Animas in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.

          Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Horber Funeral Chapel.  For more information or online condolences please visit

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