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
I’m so sorry for your loss of Kim. He was a great vet to several of my fur babies. He’s with them all at Rainbow Bridge.
— Becky Douglas
We want to express our sympathy and appreciation for the wonderful veterinarian Dr. Bodily was for our dogs. His kindness and professionalism were gifts to us.
— Lisa and Jerome Romero
My condolences to all who loved Kim. Growing up with him “over the fence”, and participating with him in all the shenanigans dozens of neighborhood kids created, makes it hard to believe he has moved on to his next adventure. Blessings to you all. May your memories sustain you, and give you strength.
— Patricia (Trish) Sheffield
Dr. Bodily was the most honest and informed DVM I’ve ever come across. He came to my house back in 1995 to make a house call to see my 8y.o. Samoyed and checked out my cat as an extra kind gesture and told me that my dog just needed an NSAID but that my cat was near death due to plugged ureters and bladder infection but told me that I could try her on a parenteral aminoglycoside antibiotic which, at the time and as a pharmacist I had access to do I did and it saved her life and my canine friend walked again. All for $15!!!. He already answered my questions on the phone without charging anything. He was one of a kind.
— John Heath
It was a tremendous shock and a deep, sudden sadness to learn of Dr. Bodily’s passing. What an impactful loss for the rest of us. I didn’t know him well on a personal level, but he had been the “house call” vet for my pets since the early 1990s. He was always there when I needed help, both good and bad. There are always the hundreds of happy days with our pets. And, of course, there are the days of crisis when they are sick and recovering. But Dr. Bodily was always there for that one nightmare day when we say goodbye to those beloved pets. Having him come to the house, where my pet was most comfortable and at ease, certainly made that sad moment more personable. I knew I’d done the best for them, even in that awful time. I was honored to be amoung his established clients as he approached retirement. He was no longer taking new clients at that time. I’ll never forget his efforts to help me save the life of a little, black Munchkin feral cat. He had determined it was older, covered with scars and had endured a rough life. But it was having trouble. He had scheduled to take X-rays the next morning in an effort to determine if the problems might be more evident. Sadly the little guy died overnight. Also devastating, it turned out to be the last time I saw Dr. Bodily, as well. I wish his family well and look forward to seeing him when I cross the Rainbow Bridge.