James "Jim" Francis Hodges died peacefully Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the age of 84.
He was a resident of Klamath Falls for the last 40 years of his life and loved this town and its people.
Jim retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973 with 20 years of service. Thereafter, he resumed working for the Southern Pacific Railroad and retired in 1987, also with 20 years of service.
For most of us, he will be remembered for the things he did during his retirement years. Jim delivered meals-on-wheels with his best friend Nate Bean for over nine years, working out of the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center. He was also a volunteer for Klamath Hospice for a number of years, working to aid and support those with terminal illnesses and their families. He generously supported the Klamath & Lake Counties Food Bank, the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center, and the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission over the years with large donations of food.
He will also be remembered for his random acts of kindness, determination, strong opinions, generosity, and unique view of the world.
A memorial mass will be at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Rick Fischer celebrating. Concluding services and inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Ward's Klamath Funeral Home (541-882-4404) is in charge of the arrangements.