Garry D. Hodgden |

Garry D. Hodgden

Garry D. Hodgden, of Parachute, Colo., died on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Glenwood Springs. He was 60.

Mr. Hodgden was born March 10, 1942, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Donald Gerald and Blanche Camellia Burgess Hodgden.

He graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, and earned a teaching certificate and masters degree in music education at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.

He was married to Carolyn Scherimpscher. They later divorced.

Mr. Hodgden served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea during the Vietnam War, where he worked as a lineman and antenna specialist.

He loved music, the outdoors, photography and children, especially his grandchildren. He was a 20-year member of Crocker Presbyterian Church in Missouri.

Mr. Hodgden lived in Glenwood Springs for 14 years and worked as a music teacher and as an auditor.

He is survived by: former wife Carolyn Ferguson; son Shannon Hodgden, of Battlement Mesa, Colo.; brothers Ronald Steven Hodgden, of Meeker, Colo., and Bill Dwayne Hodgden, of Rifle, Colo.; sister Camellia Faye Fincher, of Columbia, Mo.; five grandchildren; and by special friends Daniel Baker and Vicki Jordan, of Glenwood Springs.

A memorial service will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the First Presbyterian Church of Glenwood Springs, 1016 Cooper Ave., with a potluck supper to follow.

Burial will be next to his mother at Crocker, Mo.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Shannon Hodgden, 55 Emerald Lane, Parachute, CO 81635.

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