Mary E. HodgesJune 1, 2017 ~ July 17, 2017
Mary was born on June 1, 1926, in Laurel, MS to the late Harvey and Hilma Sinquefield. From the time she was a toddler, Mary was lovingly raised by the late, Alice Sinquefield, her second Mama. Her dear siblings predeceased her: H.B. Sinquefield Jr., Melvin Sinquefield, and Clair Kelly Tobias. At the age of 16, Mary began her nursing career with practical training in New Orleans, LA. She married the late Robert Hodges, and together they raised three children all who have preceded her in death, Eileen Hodges, Kathryn Throneberry, and Robert Hodges.
Family life brought Mary to Los Gatos in 1964 where she worked in the Los Gatos Pediatric office of Drs. Goodrow and Moncrieff. Later, her career took her to Kaiser Hospital, Santa Clara, where she worked in post op and advice nursing. When it was required that nurses obtain a college degree, Mary then 55, earned her B.A. from U. of Redlands. Mary loved helping people and considered it an honor to care for the sick.
She leaves loving memories to: daughter-in law, Tanya Hodges, son-in-law, Jim Throneberry (Caroline), grandchildren, Wesley Throneberry, Geny Reichelderfer (Chris), David Hodges (Laura), Ben Hodges, Jason Hodges (Haley), and 2 great grandchildren. Her remembrance also adds beauty to the lives of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and dear ones at Vasona Creek.
Mary's welcoming smile will be missed. Her strong faith carries her to her Heavenly Father.