Sue Anna Ecklund Hodera |

Sue Anna Ecklund Hodera

Sue Anna Ecklund Hodera of Glenwood Springs started her journey to paradise on Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Memorial West Hospital in Pembroke Pines, Fla. She was 70.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Illinois.

She was born Dec. 23, 1933, in Muncie, Ind., to Josephine DeVine and Grifford Ecklund. She spent her childhood in Indiana.

She married Ignatz “Len” Hodera in Chicago.

Mrs. Hodera worked as a professional piano player in Chicago, and was a housewife and a loving mom. She lived in Glenwood Springs since 1991.

She enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, cooking, swimming in the Hot Springs Pool, and was a great makeover artist. She was very creative.

When going to a function, her hair was hard to style, so she took a pair of pajama bottoms and wrapped them around her head for a unique style of hat.

Mrs. Hodera was a member of the Moody Bible Institute.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Ignatz “Len” Hodera of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; by sons Mike Baldwin and Scott Hodera of Illinois, by Eric Hodera of Silt, and by Terry Hodera of Glenwood Springs; by daughters Kris Trecker of Illinois, and Joanna DeRouchie of Texas; by a brother, Mike Ecklund of California; and by sisters Sally Adair of Texas and Jennifer Stovall of Oklahoma; and by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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