Ivy Joseph Bodin Jr.

New Orleans, Louisiana

1939 - 2017


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Ivy Joseph Bodin Jr., 77, passed away with peace and grace on April 3, 2017 at his home in Vista, California. Ivy was born July 4, 1939 in New Iberia, LA, one of three children, to parents Ivy Joseph Bodin Sr. and Ida Marie Bodin. He spent his childhood on the family farm in Franklin, Louisiana,...

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Ivy was an inspiration as a volunteer and a friend. Everything Ivy worked on, he did so with his complete heart, soul and spirit. He was passionate about his roses and we loved hearing all the stories about his inherited love of roses from his mother and grandmother. Ivy's stained glass and other art works along with "his gardens" and botanical features have enriched Vista and San Diego County immensely. We are grateful to have spent time cooking, eating and in conversation with...

A favorite photograph of Ivy in his French Quarter garden, mid 1960s.

Ivy standing behind soprano Anni Frind, with her husband Joseph Sperling at far left, and other Louisiana friends.

A whimsical smile from Ivy while posing with a "cowgirl" at Mardi Gras, 1968.

Ivy with camera, 1966.

With his avid interest in photography, Ivy usually had his camera handy.

Profile photo of Ivy, 1960s.

A profile photograph of Ivy from the 1960s

Ivy' radiant smile!

Ivy, a gentle man of keen intelligence and delightful wit was my friend for many years. With fond remembrances, George Weaver

We are blessed to have shared our lives with Ivy. We will miss him.

We are blessed to have had Ivy as part of our lives. We'll miss him.