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Ina Faye Hodges August 12, 1927 - April 19, 2020

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Ina Faye Hodges (Ball/Peterson), left this earthly life for eternity on April 19, 2020.  Faye as she was known, was born August 12,1927 in Kokomo, Mississippi to Wilford and Mamie Ball.  She lived her early years in Mississippi, moving to Arizona after high school settling in Mesa working as a telephone operator. Eventually, she moved to Provo, Utah where she met and married Ronald Peterson and had 2 sons. Widowed at 28, she returned to Arizona where she met and married William Allen Hodges. They had five children together. Faye returned to work as a telephone operator at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1969. She lovingly raised her children.  Faye was a dedicated mother watching her children’s ball games, and could be heard cheering them on from a folding chair nearby. She never took time to gossip or speak negative of anyone.  Faye provided comfort and security to her children setting an example of gratitude, positivity, and hard work, all while she maintained her faith -especially during her greatest trials. After 25 years at St. Joseph’s hospital, she retired. She enjoyed hiking, but most of her time was spent with family. Her cheers continued at games and concerts for her grandchildren, and in service of Heavenly Father, including serving a stake mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Faye is preceded in death by her Parents, her siblings, Edward, David, Edith, and Dwight, her husband Ronald Peterson and their sons, Ronald Christian and Michael Homer.  She is survived by her brother Charles LaRue Ball and sister, Donnis Plumb, her children, Laura Belle (John Garcia), Rebecca Faye (Miller), William Allen Jr., Thomas Hamilton (Alicia Schneider) and Charlotte Ann (Shane Rowe), 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and one great grandchild on the way.


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    Edith Sue Cronin says

    Don’t know if you will remember me, but I am Edith’ daughter. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I have only the fondest memories of Aunt Faye. She always made every trip we made to Arizona fun! She taught me how to play many games too. My love goes to all of you and may the our Heavenly Father bless your hearts with comfort.
    Love, Edith Sue

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    I am Edward and Marzetta’s daughter, AZELENE . I have fond memories of Aunt Ina Faye. I remember many visits to Ma and Pa Ball when they lived in Mesa and we would get to see Ina Faye and Donnis on most of our visits. We would get to play with our cousins and sometimes even got to bathe in the round metal tub that was in the back yard! Many times there would be two or three cousins to join in the fun! I know that my dad is so glad to be reunited with Aunt Ina Faye!

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    Gina Turner says

    I am Larue’s daughter. Aunt Ina Faye was always a ball of fun energy. Sending love to all you.

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