|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1926|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 2007|
LaMar Abram Hodge, 81, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2007 at his home surrounded by his wife and family.
LaMar was born June 27, 1926 to Abram Robert and Cora Dalling Hodge in Sugar City, Idaho.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 on July 7, 1943 and was in five major battles by the age of 18. He served aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts and was a plank owner on the U.S.S. Oklahoma City. He was injured in a kamikaze plane attack, later becoming 100% disabled. While on the U.S.S. Oklahoma City he witnessed the signing of the Peace Treaty between Japan and the United States. He was honorably discharged on May 20, 1946.
He married the love of his life, Joy Parry, nearly 60 years ago on February 20, 1948 in Ogden, Utah; the marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in April of 1964.
He graduated from Bear River High School and Weber College with an associates degree. He worked at Hill Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic and was involved in the preplanning of the B-52. He was medically retired in November 1963.
He was an avid fly-fisherman, goose and pheasant hunter and loved camping. They were snowbirds in Arizona and spent their summers in Montana and Idaho during their retirement years.
He is survived by his wife, Joy; children, Sharon (John) Burke, Colorado Springs, CO; Bruce P. (Karen) Hodge, Victor, ID; Rodney A. (Lisa) Hodge, Syracuse, UT; Vickie (Douglas) Illum, West Haven, UT; 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; brother, Max (Ruth) Hodge, Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, LaFaye Hodge and Dorothy Parkinson; three brothers, Don, Bob and Bud; and one great-granddaughter, GiGi.
Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch
Created by: Debbie Walus
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21611916
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Added: Jun. 26, 2008