Kasilof resident Tanya Janette Hodges died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, of natural causes. She was 53.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Viewing will be one hour prior to the services. Pastor J.D. Duncan will officiate. A gathering of friends and family will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof.
Mrs. Hodges was born March 4, 1947, in Denver, where she graduated from high school and the Barnes Business College. She was self-educated in many areas and worked her whole life until an illness caused her to retire in 1995. She had been an Alaska resident since June 1995 .
"Tanya loved her mother, husband, children family and friends with all her heart. She shared her life with all of us. She taught so many of us to appreciate life to the fullest," her family wrote. "In honor of her wishes, live it and love all. And in her own words 'Take one day at a time.' We also wish to thank everyone for their support during our time of loss.
"She helped in arts and crafts fairs and the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race," her family added. "Tanya was creative in artwork, gardening, politics, nature and football (go, Raiders)."
Mrs. Hodges is survived by her husband, Mike Hodges; mother, Marian Douglas; brothers Burke Wade Douglas and Jesse Carroll Douglas; son, David Douglas Browning; daughter, Jenna Rachael Collier; and grandchildren Johnathan, Tyler, Amber, Alison, Josen, Adrianna and Grant.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tanya Hodges Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 787 Kasilof, AK 99610.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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