Lois Hodges, 92, helped found historical society
Published 9:45 pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
She was born May 4, 1921, in Southbury, daughter of the late Edward A. and Margaret Riefel Platt. She was born on the Platt family farm in the Purchase area of Southbury, where the family has run a dairy cattle business since 1773. It was a source of great pride and joy to her that the family had carried on the farming tradition.
Her family's history and the history of local families and traditions were important to her.
She and her husband Bob were instrumental in helping to found the Roxbury Historical Society. She spent many hours at the historical society museum.
She is survived by a son, Fran Hodges, of Washington; two daughters, Cathy Hodges, of Washington, and Sue MacRitchie, and her husband, Scott, of Roxbury; a brother, Joe Platt, of Southbury; a grandson, Michael Vanderhoef, of Spain; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Bob, Bill, Pete, Richard and John; and a sister, Betty Ognan.
A memorial service will take place June 29 at 3 p.m. at the Roxbury Congregational Church at 24 Church St. A private burial will take place prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roxbury Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 106, Roxbury CT 06783. Checks should include the memo "Robert Hodges."
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of arrangements