Medora Bryant

October 30, 1935
- June 27, 2011

BROWNVILLE - Medora "Dodie" Bryant, 75, wife of Robert L. Bryant, passed away June 27, 2011, at a Bangor hospital. Dodie was born Oct. 30, 1935, to Horace and Verna (Haines) Russell. Dodie was a past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star and a longtime mother adviser of Rainbow for Girls. She was active in Ebeemee Snowmobile Club and Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association, serving as a secretary and was honored with the distinction of being Alumnus of the Year. Dodie and Bob split their time between their home in Brownville and camp at Ebeemee Lake for more than 56 years. For 18 of those years, Dodie's mother lived with them. Dodie looked forward to reading the obituaries in the paper while drinking her morning coffee, then waiting for her daily phone calls from her niece, Cindy Davis. She enjoyed holding court with her loving family. Dodie and Bob would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Aug. 20. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her three children, Debbie and Tom Kotredes, Deanna and Ken Greenlaw, and Gary Bryant; eight grandchildren, Jessica and Mark Yusikones, Levon Russell, Lewis and Lisa Kotredes, Robert and Sagarika Kotredes, Matthew Bryant, Nicholas Bryant, Logan Greenlaw and Emily Bryant; two great-grandsons, Nolan and Kyle Yusikones; one step-granddaughter, Jennifer Cail and her children, Chelsea Clark, Jada and Kenny Cail; three sisters, Evelyn Lam, Jean West and Doreen VanSyckle; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, and her siblings, Bertha, H. Edward, William "Bee," Pearl, Bernice - her card-playing pal, Lilly, Ernest, Cecilia "Sweet," Reginald "Bunny" and Litichia. Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Lary Funeral Home, Milo, where funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, with the Rev. Art Gowie officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery. After the burial, all are invited to share fellowship at the Brownville Junction Alumni Association Hall. Since Dodie could not enjoy fresh flowers during her life, she requested floral donations for her funeral service. Monetary donations in her memory may be made to the BJHS Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 151, Brownville Junction, ME 04415. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Published in Bangor Daily News on June 29, 2011

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