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Elam Edward Hodson


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Elam Edward Hodson Obituary
Elam Edward Hodson, born Feb. 24, 1924, quietly slipped out to reunite with his beloved wife Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11, 2017, in Arlington. Entombment: 2 p.m. Friday, Moore Mausoleum. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Moore Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ed's memory to the , North Central Texas chapter. Ed Hodson was born to a large farm family outside Joplin, Missouri. At 17, his mom allowed him to enlist in the Navy, and through World War II, Ed repaired fighter-plane engines in the Pacific. After, he married his great love, Marie Mainey of Kansas; they were inseparable until her death nearly 60 years later. Ed and Marie enjoyed the Kansas City nightlife and Ed got his start at General Motors; he was later handpicked to transfer to Texas and, in 1954, Ed drove the very first car off the Arlington assembly line. Ed was a friendly and effective supervisor throughout the plant; he also encouraged family and friends to work for GM, bringing many Hodsons to the area. He retired in 1980 as superintendent of the Trim Department. Since the late Survivors: Daughter, Betty Lawson; grandsons, Jeffrey and Kevin Lawson; great-grandkids, Chelsea Wyatt and Skyler and Ace Lawson; sisters, Velda Murphy of Plano and Iris Dowell of California; numerous nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 15, 2017
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