Sandra Hodson (Fowler)
Sandra Lee Hodson
October 29, 1941-May 18, 2018
Sandra Lee Hodson passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the age of 76. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 300 Ritchie Road, Hewitt, TX. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday before the service
Sandi was born October 29, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was sealed to parents Edward H and Dottie Fowler. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1960. On July 21, 1961 she married Gene R Hodson in the Manti, Utah temple. Her memory will be carried on by her devoted husband of 57 years.
She was treated like a princess by her grand-parents, George and Effie Fowler who helped raise her in Ogden, Utah. Her mother encouraged her love of tap dance and ballet.
Sandi’s greatest achievement in life was raising six children, She loved Jesus Christ. Her many talents included cutting hair, cake decorating (she made and decorated many birthday cakes), sewing, flower arranging, cooking and baking pies and bread. She was ambitious, adventurous, a real go getter, and multi-tasker. Working hard was instilled in her at an early age. She was an early riser even when up late into the night sewing or completing a project. Sandi’s genuine smile and fearlessness was a key factor in her ability to sell. She started a flower business with Vicki her sister and they sold out of their flower many times. She was the top salesperson of the year for World Book Encyclopedia, winning a trip to Jamaica; After her children were raised she was part owner and manager of a Subway sandwich store; and later an Office Manger to her son David for 15 years. Many of his clients said, " If your mom ever quits you'll lose me as a client".
Sandi’s grandmother, Effie taught her to serve. There was a widow who lived next door in an upstairs garage apartment. The widow was unable to maneuver the stairs easily, so Sandi took her a plate of food each evening before their own meal. Sandi was devoted to her church callings and passionate about serving others throughout her life.
Serving the Lord to further His work upon the earth was a priority in her life as evidenced by her many church callings, including serving two missions with her husband Gene for their church: first, Canada Vancouver Mission from 1989 to 1991, second, the Greece Athens Mission on the Isle of Cypress from 1993 to 1994. For three years, she and her husband served faithfully in the Dallas Temple.
Three of her children preceded her in death, but her faith and desire to defend God and His goodness was strengthened. Her endearing happy countenance, caring attitude and loving heart touched the lives of many throughout her life. She always made one feel special and important. She was a spiritual giant.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her children, Mark F and Douglas Lee Hodson and Camille Ann Havertz; granddaughter, Emmalee Havertz. She is survived by her husband Gene R Hodson of Hewitt TX; Sisters, Diane Bitton of North Ogden, Utah, Vicki and Paul Woodin of North Ogden, Utah, Patti and Scott Goodell of Park City, Utah; Sons, Michael Gene and Heather Hodson of Fort Worth, David and LuAnn Hodson of Hewitt; Daughter, Marilee Hodson of Waco; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.