Rosa Philbeck Hodgdon
1925 - 2012
Rosa Philbeck Hodgdon, 87, went to her Heavenly Father on Dec. 24, 2012.
Mrs. Hodgdon leaves behind two daughters, Sandy (Richard) Skinner and Cindy (Clark) Barton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul.
She was born March 4, 1925 in Cleveland County, N.C. She graduated from Gardner Webb University and entered the workforce as a secretary.
She met her husband of 64 years while he was in the Army and they married Dec. 30, 1944 and lived in Massachusetts until 1954 when they moved to Arizona.
Mrs. Hodgdon was an executive secretary for Motorola Government Electronics Division.
She and her husband retired to Payson in 1985 and realized their dream of a “cabin in the woods.”
The family would like to invite friends to Rosa Hodgdon’s memorial celebration service at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway.
A dessert/coffee social will be held after the service. A love offering in her name to the church or a gift to the Gideons for the purchase of Bibles is suggested.