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Kim Jackson Bodily, DVM

03/06/1950 - 11/01/2019

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Kim Jackson Bodily, DVM died on November 1, 2019 with his loving family by his side, in Ivins, Utah of Metastasic Meloma . He was born March 6, 1950 in Murray, Utah to Vahl and Mary Jackson Bodily. He married the love of his life Katherine (Kathy) McQuade Bodily on February 14, 1999.

Kim lived in Holladay, Utah and attended Olympus High School. He graduated in 1978 from Kansas State University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the top of his class. He also completed an internship at Auburn University in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine.

He is survived by his wife Katherine (Kathy) McQuade Bodily of Ivins, Utah. Daughters: Corene (Cori) Bodily Goodmansen of Tacoma, Washington; Julie Kirkpatrick, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Maren Bodily of Tacoma, Washington. Sons: Steve Nelson of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Terrell Bodily, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Drew Bodily of Salt Lake City, Utah. Eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

For nearly 40 years Kim cared deeply for the welfare of the animals he treated. He was a highly respected Veterinarian that had amazing compassion for all his animal patients. The highlight of Kim’s life was when he set up his house call practice, Pet House Call & Hospital, Inc. He added highly sophisticated dental procedures including oral surgical care to his practice.

Kim was a dedicated and involved member of Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church. He served as Junior Warden and was loved dearly by the parish that he loved.

Always known for his witty sense of humor and wild cycling in St. George he was able to keep this spirit until the very end.

There will be a graveside service on Wednesday November 6th at 12:00 noon at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT.

For family and friends there will be a reception at the LDS Valley View Church at 3820 South 2000 East Holladay, UT from 6-8pm.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Switchpoint and/or PAWS (Providing Animals With Support).

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  • Kathy and family, I was just notified about this. He will be and has been missed since he retired. Sending you all big hugs and lots of love.

    — Jen Ayers
  • To Kathy, and your family. I was stunned to hear the tragic news of Kim’s passing. He was the greatest Veterinarian of all. I was honored to have him care for my four fur babies.
    My sincerest of condolences. The obituary says he was jovial to the end, and I pray he never suffered any pain. He took such loving care of all his patients, I know he is being greeted by not only the four I had, but those of my friend Jen Ayers, and every animal he lovingly helped. They all will keep him happy…

    My Best to you and your family during this time.
    Helen J. Allen
    (I used to live on Redwood Road.)

    — Helen J Allen
  • Dear Kathy, My heart sank when I saw Kim in the Tribune this morning. He was one of the most stellar individuals I have ever had the privilege of knowing in my lifetime. I still think of the two of you so often, and always wish you well.

    Peggy Pendleton and I enjoyed our friendship with Kim as he cared for our pets. We loved hearing stories about you, your wedding, you pulling out all the stops in hosting and entertaining for holidays, and your outdoor adventures. He was so crazy about you that it was beautiful to behold. His face shone when your name was mentioned. We were so happy to speak with you and even meet you once. You are a lovely person and I wish that you and Kim could have had many more years together. He had a real special way about him and I could tell that he felt the same qualities in you.

    I’m glad you had some post-retirement time together and hope that you got to travel as you had planned. I know how
    much you both loved you time in Ivins and were looking forward to more time down south.

    God bless you as you bear this loss. I know that Kim’s spirit will always be with you; he would never let you go. I imagine he was at peace as he passed, he understood the ways of life of death and was philosophical. May the love and support of your family and friends embrace and sustain you. I will always remember you in my prayers.

    Sincerely and with great sympathy,

    Tracy and Howard Fox

    — tracy fox

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