Obituaries for June 19, 2014

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Margaret C. Hodgdon

July 28, 1923 - June 13, 2014

Margaret C. Hodgdon, 90, of Reno, Nev., passed away on June 13, 2014.

She was born on July 28, 1923, in San Francisco, Calif., to Peter A. and Ellen M. Cooney. Margaret also lived in Saratoga, Calif., for 27 years; Sonora, Calif., for 22 years; and Reno for the past 12 years.

Margaret joined the Navy during World War II and was stationed in Washington, D.C. She worked for IBM after the war and then married her love Arthur in 1948. Margaret was a proud wife and mother, taught piano and was a volunteer for over 20 years at the Tuolumne Medical Library in Sonora.

Preceding her in death were Margaret's infant son, Joseph; daughter Mary C.E. Hodgdon; and husband Arthur J. Hodgdon of 52 years.

Margaret is survived by son Shawn Hodgdon, of Las Vegas, Nev., daughter Ellen and son in-law Steven Nistler, of Reno, and son Thomas and daughter in-law Holly Hodgdon, of Reno; eight grandchildren, Maritess Hodgdon, Christopher (Jennifer) Hodgdon, Lisa (Roy) Dowding and William Hodgdon, all of Las Vegas and Michael (Christine) Hodgdon of San Diego, Larry (Alyssa) Nistler, Nickolas Nistler and Elizabeth Hodgdon all of Reno, and numerous great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, at Walton Funeral Home, 875 W. 2nd St., Reno, Nev.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. June 20 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Retreat Center, 19101 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, Calif.

Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 1500 Old Mission Road, Colma, Calif.

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