Claudette Hodkinson was born on January 30, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a little girl she loved being outside, playing softball and swimming at the Camden Park Pool. She graduated from Patrick Henry High School where she played bass drum in the marching band.
She married and had five children which kept her very busy. Claudette entered the world of interior design by winning national awards at World Gift, an in-home marketing program popular in the 1970’s. This led to a 10-year opportunity with Dayton’s Home Store. It was here that her life changed when she met Floyd E. Hodkinson, also known as the Mean Boss. She quickly found this to be untrue. Their happy and successful marriage brought them to Idaho.
Claudette and Floyd were fortunate to select a Boise neighborhood where they both made so many caring friends. She continued her career in Downtown Boise with The Bon Marche department store in home furnishings until the store closed.
Claudette then dedicated herself to her family, her friends, and her church. She was a Deacon and sang in the choir at First Presbyterian Church. Claudette loved children of any age, but especially babies. She was well-known for her chocolate chip cookies and prowling the second-hand stores for priceless treasures. Although she has left us, we are quite certain she would want us all to recognize the many treasures in our own lives.
She is preceded in death by her dear husband, Floyd E. Hodkinson, and three brothers.
She leaves behind her brother, Bob Thorson (Alice); daughters, Cheryl Larabee (Bruce) and Diane Aanestad; sons, Stuart Moore (Sue), Brian Moore and Kelly Moore (Kathy); Grandchildren, Angela Diaz, Nick Moore (Kristine), Matt Larabee (Holly), Brett Larabee (Sarah), Haley Moore, Angelle Moore, Colton Moore and Sarah Moore; Great-grandchildren Jackson, Whitnee, Keira and Keegan.
A heartfelt thank you to the friends and neighbors that were so generous with their time in recent months. In lieu of flowers, kindly make gifts to The First Presbyterian Church, Boise, ID.
Memorial services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83702 on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 11:00 AM.