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Woodside loses a champion: Carroll Ann Hodges dies

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.

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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.

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Woodside loses a champion: Carroll Ann Hodges dies

Uploaded: Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 8:34 am

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.

Comments

Robert Cronin
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Robert Cronin, Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm

If I remember correctly, Carol Ann played clarinet in the Cañada College Band in the late seventies.


Rebekah Witter
Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Mar 5, 2019 at 12:18 pm
Rebekah Witter, Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Mar 5, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Carroll Ann was a woman with conviction and a strong supporter of good things Woodside. She will be missed by all who knew her! I am sure she is already riding her beloved scholar horse in heaven! Ride on, Carroll Ann!


Anne Kasten
Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Mar 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Anne Kasten, Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Mar 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Correction please:
Caroll Ann represented District 6 on the Town Council. I replaced her after she decided not to run again in 2009. She was a significant force to follow.
The district is now represented by Dick Brown.

[Editor's note: Thanks Anne. We've corrected the story.]


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