obit: Danette "meemaw" Dodd Maldonado Lehnert
Corpus Christi , TX
Danette 'meemaw' Lehnert, 52, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away peacefully at home with her husband William Lehnert by her side on August 20, 2013. Danette was born in McAllen, Texas to John and Marilyn Dodd on July 21, 1969. Danette took great pride in her job as the community manager of 16 years at Chateau Santa Fe. She was an avid lover of her family, friends, outdoors, and animals. She will be remembered for her heart of gold and charismatic sense of humour.
Survivors include husband William of 24 years, daughter Monica Swanick, sons Brandon Lehnert and Joseph Swanick, and granddaughter Arianna Nicole Swanick. As well as a large blended family consisting of 10 brothers and sisters, and step mother Lecha Dodd.
She was preceded in death by, brother, Darrell Dodd, husband, Joseph Maldonado, parents John and Marilyn Dodd, and nephew DJ Dodd.
Pallbeares: Joseph Swanick, Brandon Lehnert, Johnathan Baker, Lloyd Gosey, Jimmy Ceja, Bob Reneau. Honorary Pallbearers: Carl Wiggins, Ryan Mauch.
Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Guardian Funeral Home (between Saratoga & Holly Rd.) Chapel A from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Services and Celebration of Danette's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2013 at Guardian funeral home chapel A. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens cemetery. To leave condolences visit. Guardianfhcremation.com or Caller.com at paid obits.
Originally published Thursday, August 22, 2013 Corpus Christi Caller