A Turtle’s Tribute:
Harry Monroe Coddington, formerly of Dallas and recently of Cedar Creek, died suddenly of blood poisoning Aug. 7 after returning from a trip to Oregon.
Harry, a master picture framer, was the former owner of For The Birds, a gift gallery on Lower Greenville in Dallas, where he created unique etched glass, ornamental boxes, original water colors and one-of-a-kind birdhouses. He loved to cook and entertain friends, and he possessed the greenest thumb in Dallas. He always kept his friends in stitches with tales of his travels throughout Europe and the Caribbean.
He will be remembered as a warm, loving and eccentric friend who was always ready to help others. Originally from Little Rock, Ark., he had also lived in Minneapolis, Minn., and on the Russian River in California. It was his wish to be cremated and that there be no service. A marker will be placed in a local cemetery.
He is survived by his Aunt Vi and cousin Peggy in Oregon. Phil and Beth, John, Bill, Hal and Martha, Don, Jaye and Billie and Deanna and Judy said, “Harry, you are missed. Thanks for the memories.”