Obituary - Opal Pearl Hodges

Opal Pearl Hodges

Longtime Jackson resident Opal Pearl Hodges died Jan. 24 at Sage West Hospital in Lander.

She was 88.

Her family provided the following.

Opal was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Fort Collins, Colorado, and adopted by Harve and Minnie Wigfield.

Opal attended schools in Carbon County, Wyoming, and graduated from Saratoga High School.

She married Joseph E. Hodges on June 6, 1948, in Saratoga.

They moved to Jackson in 1949 and retired in the mid-’80s to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, before returning to Lander in 2003.

Opal worked as a waitress for a short time, including cocktailing at The Wort Hotel and then in retail in Jackson for many, many years.

She worked at the Trading Post, the Ranch Shops and the Roundup.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Opal is survived by daughter Janet (Larry) Turner, of Lander; sons Ralph Joseph Hodges and William R. Hodges, of Elko, Nevada; and grandchildren Kessa Blumenshine, of Boise, Idaho; Kristi Kusel, of Riverton; Tami Duke, of Durango, Colorado; Niki Santistevan, of Idaho Falls; and Cole Hodges, of Sparks, Nevada. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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