Ronald Jo Bodey
July 20, 1940 - October 30, 2016
Much loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle
Ronald “Ron” Jo Bodey passed away on October 30, 2016. Ron was born in Hot Springs, South Dakota on July 20, 1940. Ron has joined his parents Russell and Adaruth "Mickie" Bodey, his brother Russell Jr. "Bud", his three sons: James Russell, Daniel Curtis, and Ron Jr. Bodey.
Ron is survived by his daughters Deborah Norton (EJ Silva) and DeAnna Cook (Jim Cook), Grandchildren Ron Bodey III, Jesse Norton, Crystal Carter, Ryan Norton, Kyle Norton, Spencer Cook and Great Grandchildren Kylynn Knodel, Rainey Norton, Kinley Carter, Kaycie Carter, David Norton, and sister Vickey Showland (Larry), and nieces Rene Irish and Melanie Showland.
Coping with Macular Degeneration Ron required assistance from a seeing-eye dog and that is when a one-year old golden Labrador, Weston, became Ron's constant companion. Weston was by Ron’s side for seven years and will now retire from service and be able to run and play the rest of his years.
Ron graduated from Everett High School in 1959. Shortly after high school Ron joined the Coast Guard and served for four years. After completing his Coast Guard service, in the next twenty years Ron built homes with his father Russell (Bodey Built Homes), where together they built over 140 homes in the Everett area. In later years, Ron worked as a Process Server, and was an independent contractor for ABC Legal Messengers for another twenty years.
Ron had many interests outside of his work. He loved sports especially football and basketball, serving as a high school basketball referee and football coach for area youth organizations as well as being a dedicated Husky fan. He also loved fishing and camping and would take his children camping for two weeks at a time to Hope Island, a remote island off the tip of Neah Bay.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held Saturday November 19th beginning at 1:00 at the Buzz Inn, 3121 Broadway Everett, WA 98201.
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade;
because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory
they live on in our heart.
Think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.
A True Fisherman
A true fisherman knows when and where the fish
He rises up early in the morning,
Plying the water for that elusive catch,
Waiting in the stillness for a nibble
A slight twitch in the line,
Expertly he reels it in --
A good fisherman knows a keeper
When he sees one, he knows when to toss one back
And when to head for home.