Hodge, William – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

William Henry Hodge, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1993, at Elzora Manor Care Center in Milton-Freewater.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 30, 10:30 a.m. at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater. Internment will be in the Enterprise Cemetery, Thursday, Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Hodge was born Aug. 11, 1906, in Enterprise, the son of Steve and Barbara (Hammock) Hodge. He attended school in Joseph. He worked as a logger/tree faller, a sheepherder and on cattle and grain farms.

On June 30, 1929, he married Nellie Cooper. They lived in Enterprise until 1939 when they moved to the Milton-Freewater area where he worked as a logger/woodcutter. Later he worked in maintenance at the Milton-Freewater Senior Center and at a nursery.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, picking mushrooms, pine cones, huckleberries, camping, family outings and family reunions.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie; four sons, Wayne Hodge of Waitsburg, Wash., Larry Hodge of Milton-Freewater, Duaine Hodge of Umatilla, and Lealand Hodge of Nez Perce, Idaho, four daughters, Betty Radke-Dye of Eugene, Ida Bennette, Goldendale, Wash., Fay Pansch, The Dalles, and Deloris Knapp of Fortuna, Calif.; brother, Evin Hodge of Portland; sisters, Nan Dressler of Tualatin, Lillie Trump of Wallowa and LaVisa Grey of Enterprise; 39 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday December 30, 1993, Page 2

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