11/14/13 – Helen H. Dodge, Clayton

Helen H. Dodge, 94, died Monday, Nov. 11, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm after a brief illness.

Born in 1919, she was the daughter of George H and Clara Lyon Hale. She was educated in the Binghamton schools and graduated from Wellesley College.

She served as executive director of Broome County Council Girl Scouts prior to her marriage to Smith C Dodge, and served thereafter as volunteer to numerous organizations including Girl and Boy Scouts, United Way, and Junior League of Binghamton.

A long-time summer resident of Clayton, she moved there full time after her husband’s death.

She was a communicant of Christ Church, Clayton, and a founding member of Circle of Friends and the Gay 90s as well as a proud member of Travelers Club.

She is survived by David H Dodge, Clayton; Caroline Dodge Fisher, Westford, Mass.; Peter L Dodge and Bernadette Fiocca, Ithaca; Wilbur R Dodge, Binghamton,; and Barbara Dodge Lake, Binghamton; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.


  1. David & Betty Lou Agard Posted

    Our sincere condolences to all of you. We did so enjoy our visits with Helen when we were in Clayton. She was a grand lady!

    David & Betty Lou Agard

  2. Judith (Rexford) Scott Posted

    What a beautiful lady. I had the pleasure of getting to know Helen through my mother, Eva Rexford. She, personally and through Circle of Friends, kept in touch with my mother and with me when my mother moved to CA and she continued to stay in touch with me after my mother died. What a treasure. I’ll miss her but she’ll continue to put a smile on my face and in my heart.

  3. Robin Szynkowski Posted

    David & family , So sorry to hear your Mom , Helen passed away she was always such a lovely, kind hearted lady. My deepest sympathy to you and your family Sincerely Robin (your old paper girl)

  4. Pam Hyland Posted

    Our deepest condolences to you all… We have lost a member of our Girl Scout family and I want you to know how much we appreciate the many contributions that Helen made over the years in helping girls develop courage, confidence, and character.

    I wish that I had had the opportunity to know her personally because I imagine we would have shared so many similar memories in Girl Scouting. Please accept my deepest condolences –

    Warm regards – Pam

    Pam Hyland
    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
    8170 Thompson Rd
    Cicero NY, 13039
    w. 315-698-9400, ext 2022
    C: 315-744-0956

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