Betty Anne Eklund Hodges


Betty Anne Eklund Hodges went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Betty was born on March 13, 1937, in Luling, Texas, the first of three children born to Melville A. Eklund and Vivian E. Williams.
Betty, a long-time resident of Lockhart, Texas, spent most of the last 35 years learning about and raising quarter horses at Plum Creek Quarter Horses, which was located just outside of town. Her failing health and necessary move to assisted living prompted the sale of her cherished horses and ranch.
Betty loved having family gatherings, especially during the holidays. She enjoyed reading, visiting with friends, watching television and playing with her Keeshond puppy, Toby. Her family and friends will miss her deeply.
Betty is pre-deceased by the love of her life and husband of 11 years, J. M. Jackson; her beloved husband of 35 years, Steven W. Hodges; and her eldest daughter, Carol Brasher Beaver. She is also pre-deceased by her parents, her brother, Arlon Eklund, and sister, Mellie Eklund Killian.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Vicki Brasher Perdue and husband, Randy, Barbara Payne, and Terri Barton; her grandchildren Michael Warmack, Kristi Warren, Layton Warmack, Dustin Warmack, Bryan Montes, Jackilyn White, Lindsay Montgomery, Cullen Taylor, Connor Payne and Jack Barton; her great-grandchildren Dustie Montes, Abby Montes, Emma Montes, Kelsey Warmack, Leles Warmack, Kassidy Warren, Addison Montes, Liam Warren, Caleb Montes, Joseph Warmack, and Kendall Warren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Bryan Montes, Connor Payne, Cullen Taylor, Jack Barton, Michael Warmack, and nephews Arlon Eklund, Roy Eklund, and Thomas Eklund.
Visitation was held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 11, at O’Bannon Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 12, at the Luling City Cemetery with Pastor Chet Hensley and Jay Creighton officiating.
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  1. Cynthia (Cindy) Jackson 25 November, 2021 at 06:25 Reply

    I tried the “www” address listed above for Betty Hodges and it just came back here. Perhaps, writing my condolences here will work. Long-term illness has prevented me from writing them sooner. Dear surviving family, I was so very sad to learn of your great loss. Not until this last summer did I learn of it, when the obituary was sent to me. Had some written communication with Betty in 2014/2015 but then never heard from her again. She was enduring so many losses at that time, I feared the worst. Tried to reach out through other means but failed. I hope writing this on Thanksgiving Day won’t be too painful for you all but came across one of her letters just last night, while organizing my things (no worries, I’m doing fine). Perhaps it all happened the way it was suppose to. I miss the large family gatherings we used to have on this holiday, poignantly so, on this one. She always seemed to enjoy these substantial get-togethers too. I remember one fondly, when we all ate around the ping pong table, out on the patio, on Willowbend Street in Houston. I believe, but please don’t quote me, I was a teenager then so about 1973 + or -. There were so many of us, that the children had to eat around another table in the kitchen. Those were some special days–filled with holiday cheer. I pray this holiday, and the ensuing ones, will be filled with Light, Love and Laughter for you all. I am sure, she would have wanted it that way and surely still does so from afar. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. A special and gentle good day to you all. Blessings on all of you.

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