April 6, 1927-Sept. 22, 2004

UMATILLA - The funeral service for Wayne Maw Hodson will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene with military burial to follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Mr. Hodson, 77, a resident of Umatilla, for the past 17 years, died of cancer Wednesday, Sept, 22, 2004, at his home in Umatilla.

He was born April 6, 1927 at Ogden, Utah, to Samuel Vance and Rella Maw Hodson.

He married Yvonna Larson and they later divorced.

Mr. Hodson served as a Merchant Marine during World War II and during the Korean War served with the U.S. Air Force.

On Sept. 1, 1972, he and his wife, Genevieve, were married at Boardman. Between them they raised six children.

He worked in the potato industry for 20 years, then became a building contractor.

He was a member of the Hermiston Elks Lodge for 29 years and a member of Hermiston Veterans of Foreign Wars Desert Post 4750.

Mr. Hodson enjoyed golfing, hunting, camping, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Genevieve, of Umatilla; son, Kenneth Bonney of Hermiston; daughters, Pam Tilson of Olympia, Wash., Terrie Null of Olympia, Wash., Janet Bonney and Betty Hiatt, both of Hermiston; and 12 Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Eugene in 1997; by his parents, Samuel and Rella Hodson; by a brother, Darryl and sisters, Barbara and Joyce.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vange John Memorial Hospice.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.


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