Jeanne Bodfish

January 7, 1920October 31, 2012

BODFISH, Jeanne S. age 92 of Nashville, October 31, 2012. Born January 7, 1920 in Nashville to the late Jay G. and Margaret Isbell Stephenson, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert V. Bodfish. Mrs. Bodfish received a BS degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She was the former Comptroller for state of TN and also worked for the Tax Relief Division of the Comptroller’s office. Survivors include her daughter, Jayne Perkins, Murfreesboro; son, John Bodfish, Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Sutton, Peggy (Barry) Hackett, Bobby Lewis, John Bodfish, Chris Bodfish; great- grandchildren, Kaylie Hackett, Matthew Hackett, Kayla Bliem, and Ashton Bodfish. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Magdalene Inc. , Box 6330-B, Nashville, TN 37235 or Nashville Humane Assoc., 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. Funeral services 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012 at St. Augustine’s Chapel. Visitation 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening Sunday at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at St. Augustine’s Chapel. Arrangements by WOODLAWN-ROESCH-PATTO Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville,. TN 37204.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2012

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Bill Penny

November 28, 2012

Jeanne was a real mentor to me. In fact, without her help and guidance I would never have gone to law school. She encouraged and helped me during my early professional career, and I will always remember. I enjoyed working with her and owe quite a bit to her. She will be missed.

November 6, 2012

My grandmother, Mary Smith asked that I send her heartfelt condolences to the family. She had the privilege of working with Mrs. Bodish. When we read of her passing , she talked of what an intelligent and remarkable woman that she was. "She was a real asset to the State of Tennessee."

Peace and Blessings, Rhonda West

Bill Penny

November 6, 2012

Jeanne was indeed an inspiration to me and to many others. She will be missed.

Janine Davis

November 5, 2012

I am so blessed to have known Jeanne, who had such an impact on my life and the lives of countless others.

Mary Lou Adkisson

November 4, 2012

We'll always hear your laugh and miss your sense of humor

Wendy Windsor

November 3, 2012

She was a remarkable lady and an inspiration and joy to many. She will be missed.