Obituary: John Randolph (Randy) Hodges
John Randolph (Randy) Hodges
Randy was born March 20, 1948, in Springfield, Missouri to Kermit and Norma (Duckworth) Hodges. He passed away on July 23, 2013, at St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood, Colorado. He was 65 years old.
Randy graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1971. He worked in Kansas City and New York City before moving to Summit County in 1975. He and his partner, Bill Marvin, started the Hodges/Marvin Architects firm and designed more than three hundred homes, many multi-family units, commercial projects, and assisted in the land development in Wildernest and other areas during his 38 years of practice.
Randy was well known for his work on historic renovation projects in Breckenridge helping to establish the Barney Ford House Museum and the guest artist program in the Tin Shop. Being involved in community events was very important to Randy. As a former Eagle Scout he supported the Boy Scouts and donated his Airstream trailer every Christmas for the tree sale. For the annual Soap Box Derby, Randy sponsored at least one car. As a founding member of the Pyrotechnics, he enjoyed participating in the annual firework shows in Breckenridge.
He is survived by his wife, Julie; mother, Norma Hodges of Oak Grove, Missouri; sister, Jane Anderson and partner, Tim Dyer, of Oak Grove, Missouri; sister, Michelle Neer and husband Brant of Lexington, Missouri; sister-in-law, Jan Mogged and husband Chuck Jr of Colleyville, Texas; niece Gina and nephews Chuck III and Gregory Mogged of Colleyville, Texas; beloved dog, Frito; and numerous friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Kermit Hodges.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, August 4, 1-4 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion, Silverthorne, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Summit County Animal Shelter, mylifeline.org, St. Anthony Hospice (www.chahf.org/StAnthonyHospice) or the Livestrong Foundation. A scholarship for the KU School of Architecture will be established at a later time. We will sorely miss him.
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