Logan Herald Journal, 09/13/13
FAIRVIEW, IDAHO — Marian Louise Meek Bodily, 80, passed through the veil peacefully at home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, surrounded by her husband and children. Marian was born April 16, 1933, at the family home in Preston, Idaho. She was the second of three children born to Jerald and Maude Meek.
As a child growing up, Marian spent many summers in the hills of Cottonwood Canyon where her parents raised sheep. Her school years in Preston were filled with music and sports activities. She married her high school friend, Cleve Jamison Bodily, on July 10, 1953, in the Logan LDS Temple. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She is the mother of nine lucky children. She cherished her life on the farm, working tirelessly side by side with Cleve. She taught her children, by example, how to work hard and enjoy the journey. Her entire life was dedicated to her family, friends and the gospel. Her children and grandchildren consider her one of the strongest, most spiritual, funny and loving women they know.
Marian was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints all her life and served diligently in many auxiliaries. She especially enjoyed teaching the children in Primary, serving the young women as girls’ camp leader for 17 years, and most recently transcribing patriarchal blessings for her husband. She took great pride in her yard and flower gardens and enjoyed music, reading, family history and crocheting. She was an avid sports fan and loved supporting the sporting activities of her grandchildren. She had a profound love and respect for her pioneer ancestry and enjoyed being associated with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Marian lived her life as a true disciple of Christ. She is the epitome of selfless love. She will be known for her quiet acts of service that were felt by everyone.
Marian is survived by her husband, Cleve, and children Susan (Rob), Christine (Mike), Jill, Tracy (Lylene), Karen (Jerry), Steven (Rhonda), Allyson (Clint), Darren (Jenna), Robyn (Trevor), and sister, Jeraldine (Boyd) Phillips. She is also survived by 38 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren and many cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Glenn Meek, and son-in-law Heath Shepherd.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in the Fairview, Idaho LDS Chapel, 165 W. 4800 South in Preston. A viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com