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Ted O. Bodily

Oct. 6, 1954 - Sep. 28, 2019

Date of Service: Oct. 4, 2019

Ted O. Bodily

BURLEY – Ted O. Bodily, 64, passed away at home on Saturday, September 28, 2019, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with stomach cancer.

Ted was born October 6, 1954, the youngest of five children, to Sylvan and Althea Elmina Rasmussen Bodily. When Ted was born the family resided in Hunt, Idaho, which is north of Eden. His father managed the Cassia Stake Latter-day Saints Church farm which was located there at the time. Ted was in the 1st grade at Eden Grade School when the family moved to Oregon. His father had been offered a position on a ranch near Bend. The years spent in Oregon were the highlight of Ted’s life. He loved roaming the hills with his 22 wearing a little red coat with pockets stuffed with ammo.

When Ted was 10, the family moved back to Idaho, and settled west of Burley, where Ted lived the remainder of his life. He graduated from Burley High School in 1972. On June 19, 1974, he married his best friend’s little sister, Cindy Priest, in the Provo Utah Temple. To this union were born three children: McKay, Karin, and Lance. Ted’s life was defined by the hard work of farming and ranching interspersed with hunting, fishing, and team roping. He loved the mountains, and would have stayed there permanently if he had not married Cindy, who kept him closer to civilization than he wanted to be.

Ted loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and his countless friends. His tough, tell-it-like-it-is way, yet loving heart will be missed by many. He told all those who knew him well, that a man needs three things: a good dog, a good horse, and a good woman, and not necessarily in that order. He claimed he was lucky enough to have had all three. In the fall of 2018, Ted was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which eventually took his life. He left this life too soon with a bucket list of things left undone.

Ted is survived by his wife, Cindy Bodily; children, McKay S. Bodily (Aimee) of Nampa, Karin Chadwick (Jed) of Kimberly, and Lance T. Bodily (Alyssa) of Des Moines, Iowa; siblings, Arlyn R. Bodily (Norma) of Hazelton, Clair S. Bodily (Darlene) of Santaquin, Utah, and Faun Day (John) of American Fork, Utah; grandchildren, Dillon, Brooke, Colter, Kelton, River, Holman, Jasper, Isabelle, Jacob, Emery, Ava, and Lillian. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Brown; and a brother-in-law, Myrlan Anderson Brown.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October, 4, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Star 1st Ward, located at 100 S. 200 W., of Burley, with bishopric counselor, Glenn Ramsey, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 3, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and at the church on Friday, from 10 until 10:45 a.m.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Boehmer and to the staff of Minidoka Memorial Hospice for the tender care given to Ted during the closing days and moments of his life.