Obituary: Ida Lee Hodge


Ida Lee Hodge, 82, of Arley, passed away Feb. 3, 2023 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 6, 1940. Ida was an author, poet, artist, and a quilter. She was a physical therapy assistant and volunteered at a women’s prison. Ida was a marathon runner and completed several marathons in her earlier life.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Collinsville Cemetery in Collinsville, Alabama.

Ida is survived by her daughters, Tammie Keller (Wallula, WA.), Benita Abercrombie (Arley, AL.), and Patti Brinkerhoff (Richland, WA.); 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Author Beard; daughter, Starr Beard; and parents, Louie and Rubye Hodge.