Sunday, June 19, 2011
In Memory of Myrna Hodge
After battling cancer for 17 years (and I mean battling), Friday night my mother-in-law, Myrna, went home to be with the Lord. I just finished writing the obituary, and so I thought I would just copy it onto here, as it tells a little bit about the person she was.
Myrna Louise Hodge, 76, died in
on Santa Barbara June 17, 2011. Myrna was born in and grew up nearby. Kingston, Pennsylvania
At the age of 9, Myrna accepted the Lord as her savior at an evangelistic meeting. She attended
of the Bible and taught Bible clubs in the inner-city of Philadelphia College . In 1968, Myrna married Robert Hodge. A year later, they moved to Pennsylvania , where she spent the remainder of her life on this earth with her husband and three children. Santa Barbara, California
and Santa Barbara Community Church . She taught Bible studies in Shoreline Community Church , worked in the loan department for Great Western Bank and was a bookkeeper for 12 years at Hill and Gaeden. Santa Barbara
Myrna’s favorite thing to do was spend time with her family.
“She just loved seeing us all together,” said her daughter, Amy Tolsma.
Other things Myrna enjoyed were cooking, crossword puzzles, cross-stitch, playing the piano, writing letters and sharing God’s love with others.
“She was a cook, homemaker and spiritual mentor to her kids and many others,” said her husband, Robert.
Myrna is described by her family and friends as a woman who touched people’s lives everywhere she went. Even a few days before she went home to be with the Lord, Myrna was sharing His love with one of her caregivers.
Myrna was preceded in death by her father, George Bomboy; her mother, Mary Bomboy; and sister, Emma Jo McGill.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hodge; daughters, Sonja Hodge and Amy Tolsma; son, Eric Hodge; son-in-law, David Tolsma; daughter-in-law, Christine Hodge; and grandchildren, Pieter and Rachel Tolsma, Sarah Hodge, and Amber and Autumn Hodge.
A memorial celebration for Myrna will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Shoreline Community Church, 935 San Andres St.,
In lieu of flowers, Myrna requested donations be made to Food For The Poor,
6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, www.foodforthepoor.org.