James Edward "Eddie" Hodges
Former Craig resident James Edward "Eddie" Hodges Sr. died from cancer on March 20, 2002, at the Hospice Center in Casper, Wyo. He was 73.
Hodges was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Cincinnati to James Brake Hodges and Elizabeth Inez Lewis. He was raised in Nashville, Tenn., and married Mary E. "Charlie" Wright on Sept. 30, 1953, in Concord, Mass. They lived in Pasadena, Texas, until 1972, when he retired from the Houston Police Department where he was a detective in the robbery division.
They then moved to Craig with their three children. He retired once again from Trapper Mine in 1990, where he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. He enjoyed several trips in his motor home with his family and friends after he retired the second time.
His main love in life was his family. Second came hunting, fishing and wood working. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1577 in Craig and the American Legion, the National Rifle Association and the Retired Houston Police Department Association.
Hodges is survived by his wife, Charlie; son, James E. "Bubba" (Kenda) Hodges from Glenrock, Wyo.; daughters, Dennae Malouff (Billy) Newman of Loveland, Colo., and Chantae (Dave) Parry of Casper, Wyo.; sister, Billie Page of Bryan, Texas; and grandchildren, Summer, SeDawn and Ryan Roberson, Shawn Malouff and Lindsay and Kayla Parry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Frances Harper; and granddaughter, Danielle Malouff.
Memorial services will be on April 13, 2002, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig with Father Roger Lascelle officiating. Cremation has already taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Home 319 S. Wilson St., Casper, WY 82601.