|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1916|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2003|
Logan, Utah; Grieve not my friends! On June 2, 2003, I Joseph Dalmaine Hodges was freed from my battle with pain and misery and was able to offer my soul to our Creator. Please celebrate the joys of my life.
I was born on July 15, 1916, in Logan, Utah; as the only son of Maud Olive Kearl and Joseph Hodges. As a young boy I developed my life long friendships with Boyde, Mose, and Benny. We did everything together, including high school football. My love for cars started in high school when I was lucky enough to be one of the few to drive my own car. It was also at this time I learned the milling business from my father Joseph, owner of White Rose Flour.
I graduated from Logan High School and finished 2 years of college at Utah State Agriculture College. I served for 3 � years as a missionary for the LDS Church in the Netherlands just prior to World War II. I was asked to extend my mission for 6 months to prepare a mission tour for President Heber J. Grant and to serve as his translator.
After returning from my mission I met and married Gwen Johnson on August 27, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. We lived in Logan ever since and raised our two children there.
I went back into the wheat milling business. At the beginning of WWII, I tried to enlist, but was told by the US Government to stay home and process food for the nation rather than fight for it.
After WWII and the second time our flour mill burned to the ground, I changed to raising and milling alfalfa. I retired in 1978 to travel with Gwen and friends.
I was active in church as Teacher�s Quorum President and then after my mission I was Young Men�s President. Later, I served for 9 years in the Logan Williamsburg Branch Presidency. I served for 72 years as a home teacher.
I am survived by my son Joseph Michael (Fran) Hodges, daughter Karen (Michael) Teuscher; 14 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Ethel Maero of Salt Lake. I was preceded in death by my beloved wife, Gwen, my parents, two sisters, Irene Weston and Kay Cooley, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 12 PM at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan, Utah. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 PM at the mortuary and on Saturday beginning at 11 AM. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at Allen-Hall Mortuary.
Joseph Hodges (1874 - 1962)
Maude Olive Kearl Hodges (1882 - 1954)
Gwen Johnson Hodges (1917 - 1993)*
Irene Hodges Weston (1912 - 1992)*
Fanny Kay Hodges Cooley (1915 - 1976)*
Joseph Dalmaine Hodges (1916 - 2003)
Logan City Cemetery
Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge
Record added: Aug 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41043495