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Dorothylee "Dody" Heath Maybee Print E-mail
May 09, 2002 11:00 pm

Dorothylee "Dody" Heath Maybee, 78, Brookings, died May 8, 2002, in her home in Brookings after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born April 5, 1924, in Woodward, Okla., to Hugh D. and Lelah M. Heath.

She married Ralph J. Maybee in 1942. They moved to Richmond, Calif., to work in the ship yards during the World War II homefront effort. They moved to Brookings 27 years ago.

Mrs. Maybee retired as a U.S. Postal worker and was a life-long member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Prior to her illness, she was an active member of Chetco Senior Center and a past member of the Emblem Club in Brookings. She enjoyed fishing, playing golf and traveling the country and Mexico with her husband.

She is survived by five brothers, Lawrence, Hugh, Frank and Landon Heath and sister, Alice Maxine Heath of Oklahoma and Texas.

She is also survived by her husband; children, Joe Wayne Maybee of Modesto, Calif.; and Alice Marie Maybee of Brookings.

Grandchildren include Stephanie Anne Maybee of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Johnny E. Cope Jr. of Enterprise, Ala.; Cherylee (Cheri) Ann Cope McCorkle and her husband, Robert McCorkle of Brookings.

Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Marissa Marie Cope-Harvey, Jeffrey Cope Rodriquez, Joshua Allan McCorkle and Elizabeth Nicole Rodriquez.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and infant brother, Hoover Heath.

At Mrs. Maybee request, she will be cremated and there will be no funeral services.

 

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