James C. Hodge, 82, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2012, in Salem, OR. "Jim" was a native of Chula Vista and served five years in the U.S. Navy
during the Korean War
. He retired from the Ramona Water District after being with them for 20 years.
He is survived by one son, James J. Hodge of Ramona; four daughters, Betty Baker, Patricia Erickson and Jerri Hall of San Diego, and Becky Grimes of Salem, OR; one brother, Bill of Texas; as well as 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego on December 5, 2012, when he will be interned with "Marie", the love of his life and wife of 40 years.