|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1916|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2009|
North Carolina, USA
Chloe Belle Hodge was born July 30, 1916 in Raleigh, NC, to Arthur Randolph and Valeria Holder Hodge. She died June 8, 2009 at Rex Rehab and Nursing Care Center at the age of 92, after having spent her entire life in Wake County.
Chloe graduated from Hugh Morrison High School and The Raleigh School of Commerce where she became a proficient stenotypist. She was a court reporter for the Industrial Commission and for the Second Judicial Court District and did convention reporting.
She worked seven years at the State Board of Health in the Crippled Children's Department and twenty-seven years at NC State University, fifteen years with the Entomology Department and twelve with the Graduate Office.
She was brought up in the Baptist Church. At age twenty-three her family met Mormon missionaries and was converted and became the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Raleigh. With two other families, they were the beginning of the LDS Church in Raleigh in 1939.
The Church now numbers 8,000 members in Wake County. She served her Church as a missionary for eighteen months in Hawaii. She was involved in the music of the Church and served faithfully in many capacities.
She is survived by nieces, Janice (Dr. William Henry III) Long and Carolyn (Donnie) Harrell; great nieces, Jan (Bob) Williams and Nancy (Danny) Steven; great nephews, Ricky (Miriam) Poole, Charles Mackenzie, and Dan (Christina) Long; twelve great, great nieces and nephews; and five great, great, great nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Rex Nursing Care Center for the excellent care Chloe received while there and especially the administrative staff and Michael, Pat, Fran, Princess, Betty, Giselle, John, and Sue, plus the housekeeping and kitchen staff.
Viewing will be at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, on Friday, June 12, 2009 from 6:30-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1811 Seabrook Avenue, Cary at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.
Published in The News & Observer on June 11, 2009
June 13, 2009
All: Chloe was absolutely the best roommate Mom could have had. She was always a delight to see daily, and we shared many laughs and tears together. The last time I saw her, she said that she had her bags packed and was ready to go and I asked if I would be able to attend her funeral. Unfortunately, I was flying back from Argentina when her service was scheduled. I was all prepared to go by to see her to tell her about it- she always liked hearing about the "exotic" trips I take with my job. I take comfort in the fact that she was such a strong woman of faith and am glad she'll get the opportunity to see Mom again.
~ Judy Johnson, Raleigh, North Carolina Contact Me June 12, 2009
My family and I first moved to Raleigh in the spring of 1974, and Chloe Hodge was one of the first LDS Church members we met. We left Raleigh for about 12 years, but returned when I retired. One of the first things we did was to go visit Chloe, and we have seen her from time to time since then, most recently about 2 weeks before she died. She was ALWAYS smiling and pleasant, and you wouldn't think she has a care in the world. What a special lady she was.
~ Bill and Marie Houghtaling, Raleigh, North Carolina June 12, 2009
Janice and Family, You are in my houghts and prayers. I meet Chloe a few times and she gave me the inspriration that I need at the time to keep reseachering the family history. She was a wonderful women and will be greatly missed.
~ Brenda King, Raleigh, North Carolina Contact Me
Arthur Randolph Hodge (1885 - 1940)
Valeria Holder Hodge (1890 - 1949)
Jasper Hope Hodge (1908 - 1923)*
Thomas A. Hodge (1912 - 1923)*
Flonnie Clay Hodge (1914 - 2002)*
Chloe Belle Hodge (1916 - 2009)
Montlawn Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Bronson Gardner
Record added: Mar 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107537526