JD Hodgson

Jul 30, 2017 From staff reports

JD Hodgson of Dubois died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

He was 85 years old.

A memorial service with a reception to follow is at10 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dubois, with the Rev. Lynn Cunningham presiding.

Jay Dee Hodgson was born May 30, 1932, in Ekalaka, Montana.

His parents were Arthur James Hodgson and Stella Christina Speelman.

He moved to Mud Lake, Idaho, at a young age with his family. The family then moved to Spokane, Washington, during World War II.

The family moved back to Mud Lake after the war.

Mr. Hodgson graduated from Mud Lake High School. He served in the U.S. Army.

He married Kristina Kindlund, and together the couple had three children, Walter, Lisa and Carl. They later divorced.

He married Sylvia Crouter on Dec. 30, 1974, at the family's ranch, Box Hanging Three Ranch.

He had been a Dubois resident for more than 50 years.

Mr. Hidgson was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dubois and former member of the Dubois Masonic Lodge No. 53.

He worked at the Dubois Saw Mill for many years before working for the Parker Ranch. Together the couple raised Tennessee Walking Horses and put up hay.

JD Hodgson is survived by his wife, Sylvia Crouter of Dubois; son Carl Hodgson of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; daughter Lisa Finkemeier and husband (Stephen) of Shawnee Mission; stepchildren Charles "Tod" Crouter and wife Jan of Walla Walla, Washington, Ann Crouter and husband William Tolan of State College, Pennsylvania, and Mary Crouter and husband David Weiser of Austin, Texas; and a brother, James Hodgson of Boise, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Stella; son, Walter Hodgson; and brothers George, Thomas, and Gary Gale Hodgson.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501

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