OBITUARY

Carol June Sechrist Bodine

May 1, 1925October 22, 2010

Carol June Bodine, 85, of Pleasant Garden passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 in the Palliative Care unit at Wesley Long Memorial Hospital.

Born May 1, 1925 in Elmira, New York, to Louise and Ronald Sechrist, Carol June was married in August 1943 to Eli Bodine. Together, while raising a family in rural Chemung, New York, they built their lives as prominent business owners. While their day to day lives revolved around operating one of the largest chicken farms in New York State, and the local ice creamery, weekends were dedicated to providing thrills and excitement to auto race fans at their ¼ mile dirt track, Chemung Speedrome.

Her love of adventure, spurred by the love of family, took Carol June, along with Eli on the NASCAR circuit for over a decade traveling from track to track selling souvenirs for sons Geoffrey and Brett. Her passion and dedication continued through their racing careers, and into son Todd’s, in the Camping World Truck Series. From practice to qualifying to the final lap, Carol June reveled in her son’s accomplishments.

Living with daughter, Denise for the last 13 years, Carol June enjoyed family activities such as family and friend picnics and vacations to the beach. Times made even more precious to her by enjoying them with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought to her life. Carol June would spend free moments at Denise’s hair salon in Pleasant Garden. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carol June is survived by her brothers William Stone of Montrose,WV , Duke (Vera) and Darrell Sechrist, and sister, Ronda (Wes) Hall all of Elmira, NY; children Denise (Michael) Faucett of Pleasant Garden, NC, Geoffrey (Lori) of Melbourne, FL, Brett (Kathi), and Todd (Janet) both of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren Kristen (Jay) Lockwood, Geoffrey and Kara Abbott, Matthew, Barry, Ashlyn, Heidi, Alex, Eli, and Kami Bodine; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. The service of celebration will be officiated by her nephew, Reverend Randall Stone, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or 1-800-272.-3900.

The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Shondra for her loving dedication and the compassionate care she provided to our beloved Carol June.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 26, 2010
  • Burial Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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December 18, 2010

Sorry for your loss Geoff, Brett and Todd, Our Condolences...

Skip, Dorothy, Jennifer & Sean Rogers
Attleboro ,MA
rcrskip@msn.com

CHERYL ELLIS

November 6, 2010

To the whole Bodine family. I have always felt Carol June to be my second mother. I will really miss her. She was always very wise and loving to my family. This will be a difficult time for your whole family . God Bless.

Kathy Lewis

November 2, 2010

My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to Denise and the entire Bodine family. I can definitely relate to what you all are going through. May your Mother rest in eternal Heavenly peace, and may the Lord guide all of you as you go through these difficult times, and beyond.

Jackie Satterly

November 2, 2010

Brett, Todd, and Geoff...was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Mom always thought of her as her favorite cousin. I know your Dad is glad to have her back with him, along with my Mom and Dad (Bob and Jeanne Post). The Jackie and John Satterly family

October 31, 2010

Our sincere sympathy to Brett and the Bodine family on the passing of their Mom. Sue and Craig Maiocchi (New Jersey friends of the Tomainos).

Roger Hathaway

October 29, 2010

To the entire Bodine family. I will always remember the good times that we had when Geoff was driving he mods and especialy he number 1 you was the best that their ever was in a modd. I wish we could go back to those days. Hope to see you boys again. Best wishes from the entire Hathaway family.

October 28, 2010

A special chidhood friend wishes to send her sincere sympathy.

Betty Givens Gingrich, Elmira, NY

Kathleen (Bacorn) Jessmore

October 28, 2010

God Bless You All

Kathy (bacorn) Jessmore

October 28, 2010

God Bless

Barbara Santucci/LaDieu

October 28, 2010

My sincere condolences to the entire Bodine Family. Your mother was a wonderful women and your family a legend to the area we grew up in. Your family have made us proud to be from the same area we all grew up in. I'm sure the legend of the Bodine family will never leave the Waverly/Chemung/
Elmira area. Your Mom's love and support will always be with you. May her memory live on in all of your accomplishments. God Bless you all.