Obituaries : Dorothy Bode Flint; helped found American Legion post
Dorothy Bode Flint, a longtime Glendale resident who helped found a women’s American Legion post after World War II, died Saturday in Reseda of complications of cancer and a stroke. She was 96.
Mrs. Flint was a nurse in World War I from 1918 to 1919 and worked most of her life in the nursing profession. During World War II, she volunteered at Veteran’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
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After the war, she assisted in founding American Legion Post 427 in Glendale and served as commander of the women’s organization. The post eventually folded, and Mrs. Flint became a charter member of American Legion Post 127 in Glendale.
Born Dorothy Bode on July 30, 1893, in New York, she moved to Glendale with her parents in 1907. She belonged to several clubs, including Glendale Beautiful, the Women’s Civic League of Glendale and the Tuesday Afternoon Club of Glendale. She also was active with the Parent Teachers Assn. and was a nurse at a Girl Scout camp in Big Pines, Calif.
She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Reedy of Reseda, Louise Falenzer of Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Margaret Morgan of Fair Oaks, Calif.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
At her request, no funeral services will be held. Donations can be sent in Mrs. Flint’s name to the American Legion Children’s Welfare Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being handled by Kiefer & Eyerick Mortuary of Glendale, and burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale.