Soldotna resident Marshall Everett Bodle Sr. died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Heritage Place in Soldotna with his wife by his side. He was 77.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, July, 9, 2010 at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 159 Marydale in Soldotna. Bishop Doug Law will officiate.
Mr. Bodle was born Sept. 3, 1932 in Eagleton, Texas. He attended school until the eighth grade. Mr. Bodle served two tours in Korea in the Army until he was honorably discharged as a private in 1953. He moved to Alaska in 1967 working as a mechanic for various lumber camps throughout Alaska. Mr. Bodle was also a mechanic for Brown's Construction, Jackson Construction and was self-employed for many years after that. In 1989 he retired in Soldotna. Mr. Bodle was a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints in Soldotna. He loved building and wood working.
His family wrote, "He was a loving, caring and would give you a shirt off his back. Everyone was a friend to him. He never used foul language and never argued. He said, 'If it ain't worth talking about, it ain't worth talking about at all.'"
His wife, Hedy, said "He was a good husband and treated me like a queen." Her special memory, was a vacation in Colorado in 1992, when he saw some geese on the side of the road. He hit the brakes and did a U-turn all at one time so Hedy, his wife, could take pictures. It scared her to death!"
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ester and "Pop" Bodle; and brother Verne.
He is survived by his wife, Hedy Bodle of Soldotna; sons, Marshall Bodle Jr. and his wife, Pam of Gladstone, Ore. and Arther Bodle; daughters, Sharon Hockena of Oregon and Sandy Wanyen of Ohio; step-daughters, Janice Stanford of Montana and Patricia Raft; step-son, Bruce Taylor of Las Vegas; sister, Linda Barrie of Oregon; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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