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Olive Marie Merkley Bodily
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1901
Death: Nov. 12, 1930

Funeral Rites for Young Maeser Mother. Splendid Tributes Paid at the Ward Chapel Sunday, to Olive Bodily, Mother of Six Children. Maeser (Special) - Funeral services were held in the Maeser Chapel Sunday at 1 o'clock p.m. for Mrs. Olvie Bodily, who died Wednesday, at 8:45 p.m. at the Merrel Oaks Hospital at Provo after undergoing a very serious operation for sinus infection. Services were conducted by Mark M. Hall of the Ward Bishopric. The singing was rendered by a mixed double quartet as follows. "I Know My Heavenly Father Knows," "My Father Knows," and "Sister, Thou Was Mild and Lovely." Invocation was offered by Charles Colton and benediction by Lester Bingham. As special numbers, Mrs. May Jorgensen beautifully sang, "One Fleeting Hour," accompanied by Miss Lucille Johnson on the piano and Miss Lora Murray played a violin solo, "One Fleeting Hour," accompanied by Miss Helen Calder on the piano.

The speakers, John L. McConkie, John N. Davis and President Ernest Eaton, each spoke on the beautiful and upright life of the deceased and of her love and devotion to her parents, husband and children. They also spoke of the life everlasting and of the great reward she would surely receive. A large cortege followed the remains to the Maeser Cemetery where interment was made. The grave was dedicated by Thomas E. Hall and was a mass of beautiful flowers, which showed the love and esteem in which she was held.

Olive Merkley Bodily was born June 18, 1901 at Maeser and was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Merkley. As a child she was obedient and showed much love and respect for her parents, brothers and sisters. She received her schooling at the Maeser school and at the Uintah High School. On March 31, 1920 she was married to Walton E. Bodily, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bodily.

The following six children were born to this couple, and together with her grief stricken husband, survive Lucille, Lorenzo, Melvin, Anna, Gordon, Garold, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Merkley, Mrs. Eleanor Allen, Mrs. Jane Colton of Vernal; John Henry of Lapoint; Parley of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Audrey Richens and Morgan Merkley of Vernal, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Bodily has been a patient sufferer for several years of sinus trouble. About eight years ago, she underwent a mastoid operation at Provo and in April 1929 an operation for sinus infection was performed by Dr. Weston Oaks of Provo. During and since that time she has suffered intense pain, making several trips to Provo for medical treatment. The last operation on Thursday of last week was on the sinus glands which had closed up causing a tumor on the brain which resulted in her death, November 12.

Relatives attending from outside points were Hank Merkley, Jensen; Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hacking, Mr and Mrs. John Merkley and children of Lapoint; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bodily , Levi Bodily, Mr and Mrs. John G. Hacking and Mrs. George Young of Gusher.

-Vernal Express, November 20, 1930 - Provided by Rhonda 
Family links: 
  Walton Edwin Bodily (1888 - 1975)*
  Lorenzo E Bodily (1922 - 1944)*
  Melvin Robert Bodily (1924 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Jul 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20375793
Olive Marie <i>Merkley</i> Bodily
Added by: Tom Todd
Olive Marie <i>Merkley</i> Bodily
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