Our spirited and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Pauline “Dody” Hendricks, age 85, passed on to the next life at her home in Sandy, Utah, and was reunited with her dear husband on January 31, 2023. She was born the eldest of three daughters on December 3, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Phyllis Reid and Curtis Jay Murray. She was married and sealed for time and all eternity, to her high school sweetheart, Charles Franklin Marshall Jr., on December 20, 1957, in the Los Angeles California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together they had six children. Charles “Chuck” passed away on April 3, 1973.
Dody loved her family above all else, but a close second was her love for BYU. She and Chuck attended BYU, and Dody often referred to their years there as some of the happiest times in her life. She enjoyed dancing and was a BYU Cougarette. Dody also loved to travel and especially treasured the many trips she took to the Holy Land with her mom. She enjoyed sharing her experiences while visiting the numerous historical and gospel-related sites in the Middle East. She also loved sports, especially BYU football and basketball. She was a long- time BYU football season ticket holder and rarely missed a game. It is a legacy she has passed on to many of her children and grandchildren. Dody lived her dream of being a stay-at-home mom for many years and, later in life, co-owned a craft business with two dear friends. She also spent many years working in special education. She loved to serve others and often did so anonymously. Later in life, she married Tad Hendricks and spent many happy years with him until his passing in 2013. Dody deeply loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and often shared her testimony with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved going to the temple and attended as often as she could, even in her later years. She loved interacting with her grandchildren through social media, often commenting on their posts and direct messaging them to keep in touch. Dody enjoyed reading, watching movies, and cheering for her favorite NBA team, the Golden State Warriors, especially for Steph Curry. She was always up to date on the latest news and stayed well-informed about issues relating to politics and government. She kept us all laughing with funny stories about her embarrassing moments and hilarious follies. Throughout her blessed and challenging life, Dody chose to focus on the positive and would often say, “Today, I am choosing happiness.” She will be loved, missed, and always remembered by all who have had the privilege of knowing her.
Dody is survived by her six children: Cindy Breeze, Sherie Heaton, Connie Furgeson, Kim Whittle, Rick Marshall, and Wendy Overbay. She loved her children-in-law and would want them listed here, too: Lynn Heaton, Nate Furgeson, Russ Whittle, Robin Marshall, and Tony Overbay. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren: Tausha, Tannie, Shay, Jared, Heather, Brooke, Jess, Joshua, Ashley, Tanner, Connor, Cooper, Taylor, Regan, Chace, Lacey, Brittney, Tanner, Charles, Talon, Alexa, McKinley, Sydney, and Jake; 31 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice and Christina; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9636 South 1700 East, Sandy, Wednesday, February 8th, at 11:00 AM.
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Visitation will be held at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Boulevard, Salt Lake City, Tuesday, February 7th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and the day of the service from 10:00 - 10:45 AM at the place of service.
Interment following the service at the Provo City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.