Carl Everett Bodey 1920 – 2020

Carl Everett Bodey was born October 8, 1920 at his home in Hartman, Colorado to William Franklin and Myrtle (Cox) Bod- ey. He passed away February 13, 2020 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 99 years, 4 months and 5 days.

Carl grew up in Hartman, Colorado and graduated from high school in Holly, Colorado in 1940. In October 10, 1950 he married Josie Sherwood. To this union three children were born: Sheri, Jana and Terry. Carl later married Evelyn (Gass) Bodey on March 1, 1963 and gained three sons, Richard, Ron and David. Together they enjoyed 56 years of marriage and made their home in Holly, Colorado with the ex- ception for a short time in Erick, Oklahoma while he was a rough- neck. Carl was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed hunting, trapping, traveling to 38 states Canada and Mexico, and going to basketball games. Carl spent the last 7 years of his life in Oklahoma near his children.

He is preceded in death by his parents; bonus son, Ron Gass and wife, Pat; daughter-in-law, Jo Gass; four siblings, Cleo, Norma Jean, Harry and James.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Bodey, Holly, CO; Sheri Allen and husband, Rick, Hammon, OK, Jana Austin and husband, Rusty, Erick, OK and Terry Bod- ey and wife, Virginia, Elk City, OK, Richard Gass, Maryville, TN and David Gass and wife, Diane, Lamar, CO; 13 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren; sister, Myrna Verhoeff and husband, Clifford, Hartman, CO and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Sayre Church of Christ officiated by brother Charlie Floyd. Burial will be held at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. Services are under the direction of Affordable Cremation Service-West and condolences can be made online at

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