Allen "Mike" Hodges
1942 - 2020
Allen "Mike" Hodges Mike was born on May 11, 1942 to Dean and Rosemary Hodges and passed away at his home on June 22, 2020. Mike was raised in Tacoma, graduated from Wilson High School in 1960, and opened Mike Hodges Equipment on the Hilltop in 1968. Mike had a gift of being able to fix almost anything; if he couldn't fix something, he would learn how to very quickly. He was also adept at coming up with "Hodge adapters", finding ways to do things better, easier, safer, and faster. From the time he became an adult, Mike loved helping others. He was always available to lend a helping hand whenever needed. He could also always tell a great story! Having lived his entire life in Tacoma, Mike knew many people and made many friends. He will be missed. Mike loved his family, friends, home, shop, and his "shop cats". He enjoyed crabbing, oyster picking, and shrimping on Hood Canal - one of his favorite places. Mike is survived by his wife Kathy, son John, daughter Kirsten, granddaughters Ashley and Delaney, great grandson Jaedyn, brother Len, sister Molly (Joe), "adopted son Tim and family", and many extended family members and friends. Due to COVID 19 a memorial cannot be scheduled at this time, but is planned for a date in the future.
Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jul. 12, 2020.
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We saw Mike every Friday at Winsupply Puget Sound, he enjoyed small talk and a donut. We will miss him greatly.
Brad Wright
September 16, 2020
I have known Mike for many years we went back many years all the way back to second grade at Mount Downing .I was a cub scout with him & in the same den.Kathy don't think you will remember my wife or me,we sat at the same table at the 50 year reunion
Miss Mike more than you will ever know god bless you and your family, so sorry for his parting.
sincerely Steve & Betty Nordlund
Steven D.Nordlund
July 31, 2020
I had the pleasure of doing business with Mike for over 3 decades selling him products and supplies for his welding jobs. We had many interesting conversations over the years. Mike was a man of his word, he will be missed. R.I.P. Mike
Michael J Fox Sr.
July 13, 2020
A great guy,...."Mr. Fixit!" RIP my friend.
Gary Zatkovich
July 13, 2020
We all knew him as Mike; a really nice person. So sorry to learn of his passing.
Loretta Belcher Martin
July 12, 2020
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