Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1949 RJC

Richard Hodges RICHARD C. HODGES graduated Ranger High School with the Class of 1949 and also attended Ranger Jr. College at Ranger, TX. He was born on Nov. 20, 1931, to Neil & Ethel Hodges. He did some rodeo photographic work but in 1957 went to Alaska to work with his father as a carpenter. He was living in Delta Junction, Alaska, when he died on May 24, 2003. He married Patricia Laduke and they had two sons and one daughter and eight grandchildren, all of Delta Junction. He broke a leg which ended his carpentry work and his home at Delta Junction burned down in 1997 so life in Alaska was not easy but it was where he wanted to be for he never returned to Texas. He was cremated and his ashes were to be scattered at his favorite fishing hole near Delta Junction. He had a sister, Joyce Marie Hodges Boyd (RHS-1950) who lives in Moran, TX.