Lois Bodily Martin

13 Sep 1918 - 9 Mar 1997


Lois Bodily Martin

13 Sep 1918 - 9 Mar 1997
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Written by Lois Bodily Born 13 September, 1918 at Fairview, Franklin County, Idaho to George Clarence Bodily and Florence Lois Orchard (Bodily). Due to an epidemic of flu at that time, I was blessed in May 1919 by my father, George Clarence Bodily, Sr. I got Infantile Paralysis (better known now as
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Lois Bodily Martin


Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States

Lona Graham

April 29, 2015

Lona Graham

April 29, 2015

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Lois Bodily (Martin)

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Written by Lois Bodily Born 13 September, 1918 at Fairview, Franklin County, Idaho to George Clarence Bodily and Florence Lois Orchard (Bodily). Due to an epidemic of flu at that time, I was blessed in May 1919 by my father, George Clarence Bodily, Sr. I got Infantile Paralysis (better known now as Polio) when I was very small. It left its crippling effects on my face and eye. I made many trips with my sister as well as my father, in to Preston, to the Doctor for violate ray treatments on my face but it was all a failure. I started school in Fairview just a few days after my 6th birthday, Sept. 1924, with Miss Minnie Benson as my teacher. Miss Benson couldn't understand me very good and she called me 'Rose' until my father told her my name was 'Lois.' I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints the day I had my 8th birthday, in the canal approximately one mile north of our home, by my father. He also confirmed me. We lived almost two miles from school and I had to walk to and from school most of the time. At times, we could ride in a horse drawn buggy. In winter many times we have walked over fence tops to school. Sometimes we could ride in a sleigh. The first school transportation for the ward was a covered wagon, sort of like a sheep camp. My father drove the one around the south end of the ward and Edwin Cole gathered the children from the north. Later motor busses were purchased. I graduated from the 8th grade 8 April 1932. Arthur Wallgren was the teacher. I gave the class prophesy at our exercises and graduated with a 98% average. I was not privileged to attend high school, but it wasn't too important then as now. I spent my time helping my mother in the house and when needed, in the fields, thinning, weeding, and topping (sugar) beets by hand. We had to load beets onto the wagons by hand. I did baby sitting and house work for spending money. In June 1938 I was in a car wreck. We rolled over and over. It was a terrible feeling. One young man was killed, one was scalped and had to have a steel plate in his head. I received a severe cut on my eye. The Doctor said if the cut had turned a very small fraction in the opposite direction it would have been fatal for my eye. December 1938 I went on a blind date. My date was very bashful, but I enjoyed being with him. In January 1939 he asked me to be his wife and so it was. I married Merwin Adam Martin, 7 June 1939 in the Logan Temple. We stayed with my parents for a day or so then returned to his home in Clifton, where he was janitor for the Clifton schools. We lived in one room of his mother's house for awhile. Later we moved into a home owned by Jack Choules for a few weeks, then into two rooms of the home then owned by Mrs. Annie C. Viehweg. Merwin built a home for us across from his mother where we had many happy memories. We also lost our small daughter here. We sold our house in 1954 when the new highway was being built in Clifton. It was located where the road was going through, so we bought the farm belonging to Mrs. Annie Viehweg, where we had lived before. We moved in May before a new daughter was born in July, 1955. We have been blessed with eleven children: Merwin LaVere; Eugene Bodily; Arlo; Ronald; Linda; Wayne; Susan (Died); Yetive; Sheila; Walter Dennis; Pamela. I have taught in the Sunday School and Primary, been an assistant to the work director in Relief Society and Secretary to the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association. We have sent five sons on missions and four into the armed services. (1968). (Ed note: By 1980, the sentence would read: "We have sent six sons on missions and six into the armed services.")

Life timeline of Lois Bodily Martin

Lois Bodily Martin was born on 13 Sep 1918
Lois Bodily Martin was 2 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Lois Bodily Martin was 21 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Lois Bodily Martin was 27 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Lois Bodily Martin was 39 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Lois Bodily Martin was 51 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Lois Bodily Martin was 55 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Lois Bodily Martin was 67 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Lois Bodily Martin died on 9 Mar 1997 at the age of 78
Grave record for Lois Bodily Martin (13 Sep 1918 - 9 Mar 1997), BillionGraves Record 13734609 Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States