Ruth E. Bodeen

Ruth E. Bodeen

POUGHKEEPSIE - Ruth Eleanor Sophie Bodeen, 97, entered peacefully into eternal rest May 21, 2012 following an extended illness. She was born in the city of Poughkeepsie to John and Hilma Scott, both immigrants from Sweden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verner Arthur Anders Bodeen in 1991, also a Swedish immigrant. Ruth is survived by a sister, Alice Virginia Nicalek and a nephew, Larry Alan Nicalek, a son, Dr. Donald Verner Bodeen and his wife, Joyce, of Poughkeepsie, New York as well as two grandchildren, Erik Abraham Bodeen, his wife Kristin, and their children, Taylor and Avery, of Whitefish, Montana and Kris Isaac Bodeen and his wife, Phoung and their children, Giselle, Finley and Asher of Holladay, Utah. Additional more distant relatives remain in Sweden.

Ruth and Verner were long time members of the New Hackensack Reformed Church and in more recent years Ruth attended the Emanuel Church of New Hackensack. Burial is private in the New Hackensack Cemetery. There will be no memorial service. Friends may gather in celebration of Ruth's life at the Bodeen family home at 61 Vassar Road. Calling hours are from 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday, the third of June. Casual dress is acceptable. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either church in her name.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on June 1, 2012