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03/04/1933 — 09/07/2022
From Richland, WA | Born in Vancouver, WA
Doris Hodges, 89, of Richland, WA, passed away on September 7, 2022, surrounded by her family. Doris was born March 4, 1933 in Vancouver, WA to parents Eugene and Matilda Parthenay, and lived in Richland for 67 years.
Doris grew up on a farm, where she loved spending time tending to her animals. She treasured her walks through the forest, and it was here that she acquired her love of nature. Doris often recalled stories of she and her brother, Jack, walking each morning to their two-room schoolhouse in Battleground, WA.
Doris was proud to have gone on to college at Washington State University, where she graduated with a degree in Secretarial Science and a minor in Horticulture. From there, she moved to Richland and worked for GE Hanford. She loved her work and made many friends there, including her loving husband of 65 years, Bill Hodges.
Bill and Doris were married in Vancouver, WA in 1957, and they lived in their Richland ranch house for the most of their married lives. Doris and Bill loved and cherished each other and were great friends who rarely spent a day apart. They raised two daughters, whom they always supported and encouraged throughout their lives. After being a stay-at-home mom, Doris went back to work for Battelle Craft Services and Preventative Maintenance Program from 1969-1989.
Doris thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Planterettes Garden Club, where she was a charter member for over 30 years. She loved caring for her numerous flowers and plants in her lovely backyard garden. She also greatly enjoyed hiking and camping with her family. Doris and her grandchildren had great fun together. She was always up for a lively game of ping-pong, cards, hide-and-seek, or anything else that involved playing with the kids. Doris’s enthusiasm was contagious, and she was always able to convince someone to get out on the floor and do the polka or the “chicken dance” with her.
In their retirement years, Bill and Doris spent their winters in Lake Havasu, AZ, fishing, golfing, and socializing with many close friends. They were avid golfers and enjoyed trying out many different golf courses in Arizona. Doris even scored a rare hole-in-one at the Bridgewater Golf Course there.
Over the last seven years, Doris was blessed with the care of a wonderful caregiving and nursing staff from Caring Hearts Agency, who enabled her to live comfortably in her home with Bill. She thought of her caregivers as family.
Doris Hodges was preceded in death by her parents, their two premature baby boys Daniel Eugene and Robert Ray, brother Jack Parthenay, and son-in-law Tim Quinn.
She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughters Lori Quinn of Kennewick, Barbara Hazari (husband Tarun) of Mukilteo, WA; sister-in-law Luella Parthenay, of Vancouver, WA, brother-in-law Richard Hodges (wife Jan) of Pasco, WA and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She also leaves behind her five adored grandchildren: Kaitlyn Quinn, Alex Quinn (fiancée Bailey), Jordan Hazari, Priya Hazari (husband Zach), Ben Hazari (wife Carlie), and dear great-grandson Jack Hazari.
Rosary will be on Wednesday, Sept 21 at 5pm, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1126 Long Ave. in Richland, WA. Doris’s funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 1pm, also at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Burial following at Einan’s Sunset Gardens at 915 Bypass Hwy (Swift Blvd. and Hwy 240) in Richland, at 3pm.
I will miss hearing Doris’s singing and cheerful voice from across the fence. The Hodges have been the best neighbors, and I will miss seeing her out and about.
Much love to this close-knit family!
Bill and family
So sorry for your loss. Blessings to you all and may you find peace in the coming months.
Our family knew your wife and mom to be such a loving supportive woman for her family. She wrote down twirling notes for her two girls so they could remember how to perform technical moves with their baton twirling for competitions and many guest appearances. Our parents enjoyed their time with both Bill and Doris over the years . May God bless her and fold your family in His loving care
I will always remember Doris as a loving, caring woman. She always had grace and love for all. She also had a beautiful smile.
My heart goes out to Bill, Lori, Barb, T, and the rest of the family. Doris was an inspiration in living and loving to the fullest and always full of laughter. One of the memories that makes me smile is of her playing board games upstairs with all the grandkids and all the laughter coming out of that room. God bless Doris and comfort her family in the loss of such a great lady.