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Carol June Sechrist Bodine

  • Birth 1 May 1925 Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
  • Death 22 Oct 2010 Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot • Section 18
  • Memorial ID 60586356


PLEASANT GARDEN, NC - Carol June Sechrist Bodine, 85, passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 in the Palliative Care unit at Wesley Long Memorial Hospital.

Born May 1, 1925 in Elmira, New York, to Louise and Ronald Sechrist, Carol June was married in August 1943 to Eli Bodine. Together, while raising a family in rural Chemung, New York, they built their lives as prominent business owners. While their day to day lives revolved around operating one of the largest chicken farms in New York State, and the local ice creamery, weekends were dedicated to providing thrills and excitement to auto race fans at their ¼ mile dirt track, Chemung Speedrome.

Her love of adventure, spurred by the love of family, took Carol June, along with Eli on the NASCAR circuit for over a decade traveling from track to track selling souvenirs for sons Geoffrey and Brett. Her passion and dedication continued through their racing careers, and into son Todd's, in the Camping World Truck Series. From practice to qualifying to the final lap, Carol June reveled in her sons' accomplishments.

Living with daughter, Denise for the last 13 years, Carol June enjoyed family activities such as family and friend picnics and vacations to the beach. Times made even more precious to her by enjoying them with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought to her life. Carol June would spend free moments at Denise's hair salon in Pleasant Garden.

Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carol June is survived by her brothers William Stone of Montrose, WV, Duke (Vera) and Darrell Sechrist, and sister, Ronda Hall (Wes) all of Elmira, NY; children Denise Faucett (Michael) of Pleasant Garden, NC, Geoffrey (Lori) of Melbourne, FL, Brett (Kathi), and Todd (Janet) both of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren Kristen Lockwood (Jay), Geoffrey and Kara Abbott, Matthew, Barry, Ashlyn, Heidi, Alex, Eli, and Kami Bodine; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 until 8 pm on Monday, October 25, 2010 at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. The service of celebration was officiated by her nephew, Reverend Randall Stone, on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11 am. Burial followed at Guilford Memorial Park.

The family requested that donations be sent to:
The Alzheimer's Association
Western Carolina Chapter
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215

The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Shondra for her loving dedication and the compassionate care she provided to our beloved Carol June.

News & Record (October 25, 2010)
Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Service

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  • Added: 24 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60586356
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carol June Sechrist Bodine (1 May 1925–22 Oct 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60586356, citing Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by KATHY (contributor 47029945) .