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1927 Mary 2022

Mary Elizabeth "Charlie" Hodges

April 20, 1927 — August 4, 2022

 Mary Elizabeth “Charlie” Hodges

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Mema, Charlie, Betty. She told everyone that she was going to live to 105 so that she could beat her aunt. She made it to 95.

Born in Concord Massachusetts to Mabel and Edward Wright. She was the head cheerleader at Concord High School where she then graduated then went to secretary school while doing some modeling.

She married her lifetime love James Edward “Eddie” Hodges on September 30, 1953. She spent most of her adult life just working when they needed extra money. They moved to Pasadena, Texas right after they married until 1972 when they moved to Craig, Colorado after Eddie retired from the Houston Police Department. They built their dream house out on 520 acres where many fond memories were made. After Eddie passed away Charlie lived out on the ranch until she was in her late 80’s. She moved up to Casper, Wyoming to be closer to her children. She lived independently until June of 2021 when she moved into Park Place Assisted Living. She absolutely loved the staff there and they loved her. They didn’t leave her room without a piece of chocolate, a hug, and a kiss and a I love you from her. She was treated like family there.

Above all her family was everything to her. She was the happiest with them. And the more the merrier. She loved with all her heart.

She also loved to cook. There were many times when we had over 20 people for dinner. You never left her house hungry.

She loved to hunt. Some of our fondest memories are of all the people that came to the ranch during hunting season. There were people from all over the states. There were lots of laughs during that time.

She also loved to sew. She made so many beautiful quilts. And she probably knitted thousands of washrags. If you knew her you had one of them. She enjoyed her Tuesday night painting classes as well.

She loved her porcelain chickens. She had collected countless of them over the years.

She would send out over 100 Christmas cards every year. She would hand write all of them in her beautiful handwriting.

She will be missed by so many. She was always sure to give you a hug and a kiss when you walked through the door. And you never went to bed without telling her good night and you loved her. We said our final good nights on August 4th when she passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice which happened to be the exact same room Eddie passed away in.

She was a devout Catholic and rarely missed mass.

She is survived by her children, Dennae Malouff, James “Bubba” Hodges, (Kenda) and Chantae Parry (Dave). Her grandchildren, Shawn Malouff, Summer Robberson, SeDawn Yoder, Ryan Robberson, Lindsay Mauth, and Kayla Kukowski. She also had 11 great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday August 13th at 11:00 AM, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 400 Country Club Rd. Casper, Wyoming. 82609. Be sure to wear red. It was her favorite color.

Donations can be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 S. Wilson, Casper, WY 82601.
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Arrangements are under the care of Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82601.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Mass

Saturday, August 13, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

400 Country Club Rd, Casper, WY 82609

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