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Rosy M. Hodges 93, formerly of Libby

by The Western News
| January 3, 2012 11:08 AM

Rosy Mae Hodges entered this world on April 24, 1918,  in Bowen, Ill., as Rosy Mae Junk and was called Home on Dec. 19, 2011, in Careywood, Idaho.

She was a devoted daughter and carried on that faithful devotion to her husband of 45 years, Harold (Toad) Hodges, four children and their families.

As a child, Rosy’s family moved many times and lived in several states to include Idaho and Missouri.

She met and married Toad while in Missouri and they started their family there. They moved to Libby in 1955 and resided there until Toad passed away. She moved to Careywood, Idaho, where she finished the rest of her years serving the Lord until she was called to her final home in Heaven.

Rosy faithfully served the Lord in many churches including; Libby Christian Church, Athol Baptist and New Song Bible Church in Idaho. Her areas of ministries were varied with Vacation Bible School being her favorite.

Rosy had an extraordinary sense of humor which carried her through many trying circumstances and, by her own admission, got her into trouble on occasion.

Her hobbies included painting/sketching, wood burning, vegetable and flower gardening, camping, traveling, and sewing. She was also an avid crossword puzzle solver (in ink).

Rosy was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings. She was also preceded by her husband Toad, daughter Peggy, a grandson, and two great-grandchildren.

Those left to celebrate her life and carry on her legacy are daughter Helen Johnson and husband Ron of Careywood, Idaho, son Chuck Hodges and wife Sandy of Palmer, Alaska, daughter Nancy Blake and husband Tim of Stoutland, Mo., and son-in-law Larry Hewitt of Priest River, Idaho.

Her family also includes 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren.

In her 93 years of life, she touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.  Memorial services have been held.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. 

Please visit Rosy’s online memorial at and sign her guest book.