Lois Martin (Bodily)

13 Sep 1918 - 9 Mar 1997


Lois Martin (Bodily)

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 Martin (Bodily)

Married: 7 Jun 1939

Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States

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Children: Merwin Lavere, Eugene Bodily, Arlo, Ronald, Linda, Wayne, Susan, Yetive, Sheila, Walter Dennis, Pamela


September 24, 2013


September 20, 2013

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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 Martin (Bodily)

Lois Martin (Bodily) was born on 13 Sep 1918
Lois Martin (Bodily) was 11 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Lois Martin (Bodily) was 21 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Lois Martin (Bodily) was 23 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Lois Martin (Bodily) was 35 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Lois Martin (Bodily) was 47 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Lois Martin (Bodily) was 59 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Lois Martin (Bodily) was 71 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Lois Martin (Bodily) died on 9 Mar 1997 at the age of 78
Grave record for Lois Martin (Bodily) (13 Sep 1918 - 9 Mar 1997), BillionGraves Record 5269554 Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States