Betty Kay Hodges, a loving Mother, Grandmother, & Great-Grandmother has passed away peacefully on July 22, 2012 at her son’s home in Tremonton, Utah at the age of 68 She returned to her Heavenly Father and reunited with her beloved husband and soul mate Herbert James Hodges of 50 wonderful years together, until they were separated on Dec 27, 2010 when he was called by the Angels to help prepare a special place for her in heaven. This was the longest they were ever apart but he remained forever in her heart. Betty was a very strong woman who beat many odds. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family and anyone else who needed help. Everyone knew that her home was the safest place you could ever be. She would listen to you, care for you, and lift you up without any judgment, but she was never afraid to tell you how she felt even though at times it might have seemed harsh and not always what you wanted to hear, it came from her heart in order to help keep you going and become strong again. Betty also had a deep love for animals always helping from rescuing to nursing them back to health, it didn’t matter what type of animal is was or who it belonged to, she was always there doing anything and everything she could making sure it was well cared for and healthy again. She was loved by so many and will be terribly missed by all.
She was our Guardian Angel here on Earth and will continue to be so from above. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert James Hodges; both parents and other brothers and sisters. She is survived by her six children James Hodges, Hazel (Rick) Smith, John (Audra) Hodges, Mike (Michael) Hodges, Steve (Mirsada) Hodges, Bob (Angie) Hodges, loving grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, mother, grandmother like figure to many more children she helped raised, two sisters, one brother numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Memorial service will be held at the West Bountiful LDS Church located at 840 N. 800 West, West Bountiful at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 where a luncheon will be given by the West Bountiful Relief Society at which time we encourage everyone who knew her to come remember, honor and celebrate her life with us. At a later time Betty will be laid to rest with her beloved husband surrounded by her immediate family. A special thanks to Ken and Sheryl Martineau, Hospice, and all the doctors, and nurses that took great care of her throughout the years.