It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of John Kent Hodson. He passed peacefully on November 26, 2022, in Orem, Utah, surrounded by family, at the age of 79. He was born in Ogden, Utah on September 30, 1943, and raised in Plain City, Utah by his parents Benjamin Clarence Hodson and Norma Elizabeth Kotter (both deceased). His older brothers Keith Hodson (deceased) and Ronald Hodson looked after him with affection and devotion throughout his life. Even devoted friends seemed unable to forge closer bonds.

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He married his cherished companion, Sylvia Ann Brady/Hatch, on December 31, 1966, in Sacramento, California. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Oakland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 1968. Sylvia passed peacefully on October 15, 2022. and prepared the way for Kent to follow just a few weeks later - as she always has.

Kent is survived by his six children and their spouses: Treaver and Diana, Treaci and John Tagg, Rebecka and Rand Croxall, Branddon and Kristy, Corbrett and Kerri, Cammeron and Jacki, 25 grandchildren and their spouses, and nearly 12 great grandchildren.

He loved family, his faith, going on long drives with Sylvia, solving math problems, and drawing on AutoCAD. He graduated from Weber State University and Utah State University with Engineering degrees. He started his Civil Engineering career with the State of California, but soon found his way back to Utah where he worked at Thiokol Corporation, near Brigham City, Utah, for over 30 years. There he was known as the FEO (Field Engineering Order) King, completing more than 900 FEOs throughout his career - an unmatched feat he celebrated long after his retirement in June 2005.

During his early childhood, Kent loved to run, bale hay, play cowboys, shoot guns, skate, and sled. A lifelong debilitating bout with Muscular Dystrophy progressively limited his mobility, which restriction he managed with exceptional grit and courage into adulthood. Later in life, after retirement, he used his scooter to give his grandchildren delightful excursions around the home and yard. It was always unclear who enjoyed the excursion more.

A funeral service to offer hope and celebrate life will be held December 17, 2022, at 11:30 AM at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home (646 E 800 N, Orem, UT 84097). A viewing will precede the funeral service starting at 10:30 AM at the same location. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM at the Brigham City, Utah cemetery. A broadcast link is available, for the funeral service at walkersanderson.com, and for the graveside service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84586222343. All are welcome to attend and remember. He is dearly missed and will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Brigham City Cemetary
Brigham City, UT

Viewing

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
646 E 800 N
orem, UT 84097

Funeral Service

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
646 E 800 N
orem, UT 84097

Life Story Info

Post Date

Dec 13, 2022

Personal Info

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79
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This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

This beautiful family were our neighbors in Fair Oaks California,.When they moved to Brigham City Utah our family would sometimes go visit them. We always adored the Hodsons… I’m sorry for your loss

You will always be Loved by the Freeman’s….

Julie Freeman Johnson , Santaquin , UT, US Dec 31, 2022

Treaci was the first friend I met in school when we moved from nebraska to utah in 1981. Math class introductions. So many great times spent at the family home with so much love from her parents. I am so sorry for your losses.

Joy Volwiler Parkinson , Norfolk, NE, US Dec 13, 2022

Treaci was the first friend I met in school when we moved from nebraska to utah in 1981. Math class introductions. So many great times spent at the family home with so much love from her parents. I am so sorry for your losses.

Joy Volwiler Parkinson , Norfolk, NE, US Dec 13, 2022

Treaci was the first friend I met in school when we moved from nebraska to utah in 1981. Math class introductions. So many great times spent at the family home with so much love from her parents. I am so sorry for your losses.

Joy Volwiler Parkinson , Norfolk, NE, US Dec 13, 2022

Kent and Sylvia became our next-door neighbors in July of 2012 when we moved in. We got to know them and enjoyed their company and sharing family stories. We often had lunches with them on their deck while we chatted and visited with them after church when they were not able to come any more. We love and miss them dearly. Kent told a lot of fun stories about his upbringing in Plain City, his time in Sacramento, his move back to Utah, and how much fun he had on his trips with Sylvia and having his grandchildren and great grandchildren around.

We will miss him and Sylvia dearly.

Bill & Jane Thomas , Spanish Fork, UT, US Dec 13, 2022

Kent and Sylvia became our next-door neighbors in July of 2012 when we moved in. We got to know them and enjoyed their company and sharing family stories. We often had lunches with them on their deck while we chatted and visited with them after church when they were not able to come any more. We love and miss them dearly. Kent told a lot of fun stories about his upbringing in Plain City, his time in Sacramento, his move back to Utah, and how much fun he had on his trips with Sylvia and having his grandchildren and great grandchildren around.

We will miss him and Sylvia dearly.

Bill & Jane Thomas , Spanish Fork, UT, US Dec 13, 2022

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