Earl Warner Hodgkins, 71, passed away November 25, 1990 after a long illness.
Born June 30, 1919 in Woodsville, NH son of Earl Warner Hodgkins and Elizabeth Mary Mitchell. Married Ruth Abbie Davison, also of Woodsville, Sept. 23, 1939. Earl and Ruth were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in April, 1948 in Portsmouth, NH. They were sealed June 26, 1964 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Earl served as 1st lt. in World War II. He was awarded the Soldiers's Medal for bravery. He attended the University of NH, receiving a BS in Civil Engineering in 1950. He worked for the Boston and Maine Railroad and the Maine Central Railroad until 1958 when they moved to Chicago, Ill., where Earl became assoc. editor of Railway Track and Structures magazine. In 1964, he became exec. director of the American Railway Engineering Association, and exec. director of the American Assn. of Railroads. He served with distinction in both capacities until his retirement in 1979. He was accorded the distinction of being included in the publications: Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in Finance & Industry, Who's Who in Railroading, Who's Who in Assn., Mgmt., Who's Who in the World, Engineers of Distinction and the Blue Book. A life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he was also a member of the American Railway Engineering Assn., American Assn. of Railroads, American Railway Bridge and Building Assn., Roadmasters & Maintenance of Way Assn., American Soceity of Engineering Education, Council of Eng. & Science Society executives, American Society of Assn. exec., and the Natl. Geo. Soc.
Active member of the LDS Church, serving in several callings, including High Priest's group leader, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and Chicago LDS Temple worker.
Earl is survived by his wife, Ruth, Salt Lake City; a son, Earl W., Salt Lake City; daughters, Linda Jacobs Denning, Salt Lake; and Lorraine H. Cunningham, Pt. Mugu, Calif.; a brother, Wayne, Somersworth, NH; 12 grandchildren; and 1 and a half great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South, where friends and family may call on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., and also on Wednesday one hour before the services. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates.
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