Obituary: Margaret Bodel Bundy

Obituary-Bundy-12-17-15Margaret “Bodel” Jensen Bundy passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in Bunkerville, Nevada. She was born February 3, 1924 in Mesquite, NV. –  the 10th child of 14 born to John and Christina Jensen. On September 28, 1943, she married her cowboy sweetheart David Ammon Bundy in the St. George, Utah temple.

Bodel raised her family of 7 children on the ranch in Riverside, Nevada. She taught them the value of hard work, keeping them busy gardening, irrigating, sheep herding, working cows, and growing Bundy Melons. Anyone who came to visit was well fed and loved.  When you are a rancher, a farmer and an irrigator, plus a mother of 7 – the words “shit”, “damn”, and “hell” are NOT swear words!

In 1972, Dave moved Bodel to Bunkerville saying he was saving her from working herself to death. She then worked serving the valley becoming community center coordinator. She worked tirelessly keeping the parks and cemeteries green, neat and tidy. Everyone in the valley was a recipient of her kindness and compassionate service.

Bodel was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served willingly in many callings – always going above and beyond to make lasting memories. She found great joy in serving for 22 years in the St. George temple.

She is survived by her son Cliven D. (Carol) Bundy of Riverside, NV; her daughters Kay (Bill) Sessions and Evon (Steve) Kelly both of Bunkerville, NV; Susan (Kim) Hardy of Mesquite, NV; Margaret (Gene) Houston of Logandale, NV; Lillie (Carl) Spencer of Alamo, NV; Chrisie Marshall of St. George, UT; and a grand total of 262 descendants.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bunkerville Chapel. A visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow in the Bunkerville Cemetery.

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  1. Howard & Cindy Scheff says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Family. God bless

    Howard , Cindy & Christine Scheff
    Las Vegas, Nevada

  2. Lynda Van Doran says:

    Dear Auntie Bodel, I will miss you! Thank you for all your care and loving of your family and extended family…you have blessed many. Love Lynda Jensen Van Doran

  3. Roberta (Ruth) Norling says:

    A woman of much love, understanding, caring and compassion. She always made you feel welcome and one of the family. I enjoyed her company and how wonderful she made me feel. The whole family are a special breed of their families. I feel very blessed to have known the Bundy’s and Jensen’s and for their examples. They always made me feel like someone important. Best re guards to you all and always keep a song in your heart.

  4. Carin Jensen Rydell says:

    My heart is broken and happy at the same time..Broken because I will miss you so much, but happy too, that I was privileged to know you and share many memories with you. Happy too that you are with your dear beloved Husband and I know hat makes you happy. You too can reunite with my Mother and spend time together with the other members of your family, whom you loved and missed so much…I will think of your often and hold you in my heart always….Thank you for all that you have done and all that you are to so many…………..You have raised a wonderful family and they so loved you…Rest in Peace, darlin.
    Carin Jensen Rydell

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