By Maggie Mah
Special to The Almanac
Woodside resident and former Town Council member Carroll Ann Hodges died at her home Saturday evening, March 2, after a long illness. She was 82.
A native of Austin, Texas, Hodges earned a doctorate in geology from Stanford in 1966. Her distinguished career as a research geologist at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park included the study of extra terrestrial formations on the moon and on Mars.
Hodges was elected to Woodside’s Town Council in 1997, and served three terms as District 6 representative. Prior to that, she served on the Planning Commission, the Zoning Code Review Committee, and the Geologic Hazards Committee.
She helped found the Open Space Committee (now Environment: Open Space, Conservation & Sustainability Committee), and remained a member until recently.
Hodges was also a member of the Woodside Village Band.
A lifelong equestrian, Hodges was a passionate supporter of the equestrian lifestyle. She and her horse, Midnight Cavalier, could be seen almost daily on Woodside’s trails. She was a founding member of WHOA! and was honored with the group’s Hall of Fame Award in 2017.
The Almanac will publish a complete obituary soon and will provide information on a memorial service when details are available.
More on Carroll Ann Hodges can be found here.