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Mary Louise Hodgkinson
July 21, 1930-Feb. 5, 2019
Woodside, California

Mary Louise Hodgkinson, 88, passed away peacefully February 5, 2019 in Oro Valley, Arizona. She had been living at Catalina Springs Memory Care for almost two years.

Mary was born July 21, 1930 and grew up in Long Beach with her parents Robin and Mary Hadley and her sister Pat. She attended USC and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. She married Ross Hodgkinson, her college sweetheart, in April 1952 and they had three children, a daughter Christine, and two sons, Rob and Scott. They moved to Woodside and built a new home, which Mary loved for 53 years until Dementia forced her out. Mary enjoyed riding horses with her husband Ross, skiing with her family, tending to her rose garden and enjoying her children. The family took many summer vacations to various national parks in the western United States. Through the years, Mary had many dogs she loved, as well as one Siamese cat. She could be seen frequently walking the trails in Woodside with her Great Pyrenees. Mary also enjoyed watching and cheering for her grandchildren at soccer and baseball games.

Ross passed away in 1994. Mary is survived by her three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. As well as her sister, Pat Ward.

The family would like to thank Catalina Springs Memory Care Facility for the wonderful and loving care they extended to Mary in the last two years of her life. A private family memorial will be held.

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