Smith Cemetery ~ Rachel Laverne Dodge ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Dodge, Rachel Laverne
LAST: Dodge FIRST: Rachel MID: Laverne
BORN: 25 Aug 1883 DIED: 29 Feb 1932 BURIED: 3 Mar 1932 (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
Name of father James Burns
Maiden name of mother Tryphosa James
MARRIAGE - Rufus F. Dodge & R. LaVerne Burns md 27 Oct 1909, Polk Co, Oregon
1910 OR CENSUS - Laverne R. Dodge, age 26, married (less than 1 year), no children, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband Rufus F., age 25, b. Iowa.
1930 OR CENSUS - R. LaVerne Dodge, age 46, married at age 26, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband Rufus F., age 44, married at age 24, b. Iowa, along with Helen L., age 19, b. Oregon, R. Jospeh, age 18, b. Oregon, and James W., age 13, b. Oregon.

NOTE - Rufus Dodge remarried after Rachel's death; he died 14 Sept 1971 in Douglas Co, Oregon [ODI] and is buried with his second wife in Restlawn Memory Gardens
Mrs. Rufus F. Dodge (Rachel Laverne Burns), aged 49, passed away Monday night at the family home on the Little Luckiamute. Mrs. Dodge, who had been in poor health for the past year, was stricken with pneumonia about a week ago. Her husband has been critically ill from the same disease. 
Mrs. Dodge was born August 25, 1883, the daughter of James H. and Phosa Burns, well known early pioneers of Polk county. Her entire life had been spent in the community and her home at death was on a part of the old Burns donation land claim. She was married to Mr. Dodge in September, 1909. 
Mrs. Dodge was a member of the Dallas WOW circle and of the Evangelical church at Lewisville. She was a granddaughter of Mrs. M. J. James, who until her death two years ago in her 100th year, was Polk county’s oldest resident. Mrs. James had made her home with the Dodge family for some time. 
Mrs. Dodge is survived by her husband, a daughter Miss Helen Dodge, now teaching near Joseph; two sons, Joe and Jim, both at home, and one brother H. E. Burns, also of Dallas. 
Funeral services in charge of Henkle & Thomas of Dallas, were held at 2 o’clock today at the Lewisville church, with Rev. C.P. Gates officiating. Burial was in the Smith cemetery. 
Pall bearers were: Otis Foster, Harold Cooper, A.A. Lindeman, C.M. Trueax, Willis Frink and J.J. Leveck. 
Itemizer Observer (Thursday) 3 Mar 1932, 1:5
R. Laverne
1883 - 1932
OSBH DC (Polk County 1932) #19
Oregon Marriage Index (Oregon State Archives website)
1910 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Liberty, ED 214, sheet 14A)
1930 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Bridgeport, ED 14, sheet 3B)IO 3 Mar 1932, 1:5
ROW: 34-6