Stanley Russell Hodgkins Stanley Russell Hodgkins passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday August 18, 2014 in Visalia, California. He was born on January 26, 1940 in Lewiston Maine to Maurice and Yvette Hodgkins. He worked for the City of Downey and retired in 1995. He moved to Visalia in 1995 to be close to family. He filled his time by working for The Lakes in their guardhouse which he enjoyed very much. He graduated from Lynwood High School and went on to graduate from Long Beach State University. He came from a long line of military men so it was no surprise that he joined the Army in 1958 and was Honorably discharged in 1962. Stan had a love of animals and always had a dog by his side. He leaves behind his sisters; Nancy Isherwood of Visalia, California, Sandra Umbarger of Chesterfield, Virginia and his brother Michael Hodgkins of Visalia California. He was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Yvette Hodgkins, a brother Dennis Hodgkins and brother-in-laws Edward L. Isherwood and Bud Umbarger. He will be greatly missed by his numerous nieces and nephews in whom he enjoyed teasing and interacting with on a weekly basis. A memorial tribute may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com
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Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel
127 East Caldwell Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277
Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Aug. 30, 2014