Katie was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Catherine Daniel and her husband John Bodner Jr. She leaves behind Sisters Lynne Pegelow (NC) and Patricia Westover (VA). Her children Earl (E.J) Jay (Lindsey) Martin, Catherine (Kelly) (David) Poole. Eight Grandchildren; Cathy (Steven) Gehry, Daniel (Aisha) Martin, Elizabeth Martin, Wesleigh (Daniel) Heidecker, Kelsey (Brandon) Pearl, Dakota Gore, Summer Gore, Dalton Poole. Eight great grandchildren; Kayla, McKenna, Savannah, Aubrey, Hadley, Oliver, Brooklynn, Jailen. And many nieces and nephews.
Katie was born in Washington D.C. and worked in the Insurance field and later at the Sam’s Club Jewelry counter for many years. Her passion was always art and possessed the creative ability to put her talents on canvas and watch her work come to life. Anyone who knew her remembers her by her vivacious and eclectic style.
Approximately 10 years ago Katie was diagnosed with stage 4 Tongue and Throat Cancer. She fought and won that battle but was left with other challenges. She fought those too and prevailed for years until her peaceful passage, surrounded by her loved ones.
It is safe to say she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. There is no doubt that she is sending us a message from above telling us…
“Do not cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.”
Katie’s wishes were to be laid to rest with her parents in Lorton, Virginia which will take place in the Spring.
You may sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence at www.wardsfh.com.
Ward’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gainesville is honored to serve the family of Catherine Bodner.