Linda Kaye Hodgson

November 16, 1943 to February 8, 2018

Linda Kaye Hodgson passed away on February 8, 2018, in San Diego, California, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 74.

Linda was born on November 16, 1943, in Summerville, South Carolina, to Nadine and Meadows Bunch. She spent the majority of her life in Allen Park, Michigan, where she and her husband, Ray, raised their sons, Tim and Todd. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 22 years and retired in 2001.

Ray and Linda moved to Daniel Island, South Carolina, in 2004, where Linda got a job at the U.S. Passport Office. In 2011, Linda got a transfer to the U.S. Passport Office in San Diego, California, so that she and Ray could be near their granddaughter, Mia.

In 2011, Linda was diagnosed with myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow. She underwent treatment and had a stem-cell transplant in 2015.

Linda will be remembered as a kind and gentle woman with a sharp wit and an incredible work ethic. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Ray Hodgson; sister Connie Bunch; sons Todd and Tim (and Tim’s wife, Lisa); and granddaughter, Mia.


  • Date: February 14, 2018
  • Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care
  • Address: 7043 University Ave La Mesa, CA 91942-5954
  • Directions: Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care


  • Date: February 15, 2018
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Location: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Address: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122
  • Directions: Miramar National Cemetery

Dear Ray and family. We were so shocked when we saw Linda’s obituary. We had been on a cruise and didn’t see it till we got home. We loved Linda so much and was so sorry to hear of her death. We know she is in a better place and we will see her again someday. Our prayers are with you Ray and we send our Love to you..

Sandy and Doug Shope on February 27, 2018

Ray and family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy. Linda was one of the loveliest women I have ever known. Her Christian walk, throughout her life, is a beautiful legacy. I will always treasure time spent with her, especially the 'little sisters weekend' at Eastern Michigan University. Connie, thank you for sharing your big sister with me. May your memories of Linda bring you comfort. Continued, love and prayers, Jackie

Jackie Freeman on February 23, 2018

My prayers and deepest sympathy to Ray and all the family in the homegoing of our dear friend, Linda. She will be missed by all who knew her. We have many good memories and look forward to seeing her again when this life is over.

Joyce Hansard on February 17, 2018

Linda was one of the most encouraging people we have ever met. Her infectious smile always brought me joy and her humor made me feel comfortable. She had a very considerate heart, sending birthday cards to our family in the few years we have known her. She is widely known and even more, deeply loved. To Ray, Connie, Tim (Lisa and Mia too), and Tim, you are never far from our hearts nor absent from our prayers.

David D Cajiuat on February 14, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Lynda was such a sweet and kind person, my deepest sympathy for all of your family love you

Rita (Hodgson) Hiatt on February 14, 2018

Linda was one of the most caring people I have ever known. Even in the face of serious illness she took time to show her love and concern for others. Her love for our Lord was evident and it shined from within her. She loved you Ray and Tim and Todd unconditionally. That too was evident as was her love for her mother and sisters. Not to forget Sweet beautiful Mia. The love for her granddaughter and the pride she showed in being her grandmother was simply sweet, inspiring and heart warming. I am so glad that she had the inspiration of a child and a strong family to help her through a hard time. Linda was one of the most intelligent women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. All of us who loved her know that her hard time and pain is over. We all know that Linda has gone home to a better world than any of us have here on earth. She will be sadly missed. Love and prayers to her family and all those who loved her, Mike, Brenda, Daniel and Craig Hodgson.

Michael & Brenda Hodgson on February 14, 2018

Dear Ray, Sondra Taylor sent me news of your wife's passing. I recall fondly our brief time together in Monterey Mexico with the Inter-City adult mission trip team that visited there in 2003 I think it was. And I remember well the encouraging time we shared, the evident faithfulness you showed using your skills in service to the Lord, and also the clear love you had for your wife that came out in our conversations. Just wanted to say that I'm praying for you. Nathan Gearhart

Nathan Gearhart on February 14, 2018

Linda will surely be missed by all her family and friends. She is rejoicing in Heaven now with her mom and Norma. Linda was a true wonderful caring friend.

Sondra Clark Taylor on February 14, 2018

My prayers and condolences go out to the Hodgson Family. Linda was a wonderful lady and made everyone smile, with her wit! She will be dearly missed.

Cathy Prince on February 14, 2018