Cover photo for Norma Mary Bodily's Obituary
Norma Mary Bodily Profile Photo
1928 Norma 2021

Norma Mary Bodily

September 11, 1928 — September 18, 2021

Norma Mary Anderson Bodily, 93, the meanest teacher ever, passed away at her home of natural causes due to age on September 18, 2021, surrounded by family. Norma was born September 11, 1928, in Moroni, Utah, to John Henry Anderson and Ivy Andrea Christensen. She was the oldest of four children followed by Helen, John, and Ross Kay. Norma grew up in Moroni, Utah, and graduated from Moroni High School, attended Snow College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.


She returned to Moroni and taught second grade for a year and then moved to Preston, Idaho, to teach elementary school where she met her husband Vertis while she was walking along the sidewalk downtown. He stopped to talk to his friend with whom she taught school with. Norma married Vertis Matkin Bodily four months later on July 21, 1952, in the Manti Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She taught for a total of 32 years in elementary schools in Preston, Idaho; Hyde Park, Utah; Lewiston, Utah; and Richmond, Utah.


She thoroughly loved teaching and retired in 1990 when she said it was "just not fun to teach anymore." Norma and Vertis raised six children on their dairy farm in Lewiston, Utah. She was the first woman to serve on the Lewiston City Council. Norma loved to travel, quilt, crochet, spend time with grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She led the music in her ward for several years until she could not see the notes of the music anymore. She always insisted that the organist keep the tempo up to speed!


Norma is survived by her children Janice (Loyd) Field of Lewiston, Utah; Marilyn Miller of Spanish Fork, Utah; Stanley A Bodily of Lewiston, Utah; Fizz Kim (Carla) Bodily of Lewiston, Utah; Scott (Zach) Bodily of Mesa, Arizona; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven and a half great-grandchildren, her sister Helen Anderson, and a sister-in-law Donna Anderson. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Vertis; a son, Boyd; a great-granddaughter, Tayzley; and two brothers, John and Ross Kay.


A viewing will be held Friday, September 24, 2021, from 6-8 pm at the Lewiston First Ward Chapel. A viewing will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10:30-11:30 am followed by the funeral services at noon in the Lewiston First Ward Chapel 1600 West Center Street, Lewiston, Utah.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the missionary or humanitarian efforts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as these were causes dear to her heart. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frankin County Funeral Home, Preston, Idaho.


Please share a favorite memory of Norma or offer condolences to the family by leaving a tribute on this page.


To view the funeral services please follow the link youtu.be/hbDkrQdYgT0 at the selected time. Also, please note that on occasion due to Internet connectivity issues or other unforeseen circumstances, streaming services may be interrupted or not connect. Please know we will do all we can to record the service for later playback.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Norma Mary Bodily, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, September 25, 2021

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Lewiston 1st Ward LDS Church

10 South 1600 West, Lewiston, UT 84320

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lewiston 1st Ward LDS Church

10 South 1600 West, Lewiston, UT 84320

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Streaming Video of Service

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Livestream

Click to watch

To view the funeral services please follow the link below at the selected time. Also, please note that on occasion due to Internet connectivity issues or other unforeseen circumstances, streaming services may be interrupted or not connect. Please know we will do all we can to record the service for later.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree