Gerry M. Hodges, 71, of Idyllwild, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Ramona Manor Convalescent Hospital after a long illness.

He was born April 20, 1932, in Boise City, Okla., and lived in Idyllwild for 23 years.

Mr. Hodges was a supervising probation officer for San Diego County for 25 years working with adult narcotic offenders.

After retiring in 1979, he and his wife moved to Idyllwild.

Mr. Hodges was interested in collecting military insignia and belonged to several military collectors organizations.

He was a master sergeant at the time of the Korean War.

Mr. Hodges was a member of the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24. Burial is at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.

Mr. Hodges is survived by his wife, Robbie; two sons, Michael Hodges of Garden Grove and Mark (Diana) Hodges of El Cajon; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 537, Idyllwild, CA 92549.