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Linda Nell Hodges, 1954-2014

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Linda Nell Hodges
1954 - 2014

Linda Nell Hodges of Tehachapi, entered into rest on July 20, 2014, at the age of 60. Linda was born on May 19, 1954, in Hillsboro, Ore., to Thomas Charles and Alice Ada (DePuy) Snyder. She proudly served her country in the United States Navy. Following her discharge from the service, she worked as a Range Control Officer for N.A.S.A.

On July 6, 1996, Linda married Monte Harrison Hodges, and they began this new stage of their lives together in Tehachapi.

Linda had numerous interests, including gardening, travel, bird watching, painting, other artistic endeavors, and cooking.  

Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Monte; son, Chris Thompson; daughter, Margeau Hutchinson; two grandchildren, Teaon and Angelica Hutchinson; sisters, Judy Dusterberg, Lolly Fisher, and Millie Howard; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Linda was interred on July 24, 2014, at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. Military honors were bestowed by the California State Honor Guard.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, a contribution in Linda's honor be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. For condolences please visit

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