Thursday, Feb 14 2013 09:37 AM

Brian Leroy Dodd, 1955-2013

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Brian Leroy Dodd

Brian has taken his last ride, he passed away Jan. 31. He was born in Gardena. He came to Tehachapi in 1968, and lived here most of his life. His love of cars and motorcycles started as a little boy and turned into a life-long passion. He owned Sid’s Garage, and ran Tehachapi Tires and Pearson’s Towing. He eventually worked for the wind farms which led to a move to Washington State in 2003.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Patsy and Bernie Dodd, both of Tehachapi.

He is survived by his fiancé Lynda Chambers, who he adored. His three children and three grandchildren were his pride and joy: Sheila Bachara of Bakersfield, Bobby Dodd (and his girlfriend Mary Fairbanks) of Seattle, Wash., and Anna Dodd of Spokane, Wash. His grandchildren Bidzell Dodd, Grace and Mykah Bachara were of course the most amazing kids in the world! His pride in his children and grandchildren was evident every time he spoke of them!

He is also survived by his fabulous sister Cindy Dodd-Tomasulo of Concord and older brother Kevin Dodd of Ukiah.

The family thanks everyone for the love and support during this time! Brian touched so many lives over the years, and there are so many unbelievable stories to share, that we will be having a celebration of his wonderful, adventure-filled life on April 6 in Tehachapi. (Details are forthcoming.)

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