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June Mortensen Hudson Bodi1918 ~ 2013June Hudson Bodi, a member of an early Utah Mormon pioneer family, died November 22, 2013 in Salt Lake City. She was 95 years old.June's grandfather, Niels Mortensen, came from Denmark and married Christine Wicklund Sorenson. Christine, June's maternal grandmother, was in Capt. James G. Willie's hand cart company which has a significant role in early Utah history. Niels and Christine settled in central Utah and established a large family.June was born in Ephraim on February 8, 1918, the daughter of Niels Mortensen's son Levi, and Ethel Sorenson Mortensen. When June was only a few months old, the family moved to Salt Lake City, where her father established a thriving creamery. June lived in Salt Lake most of her life.She graduated from Forest Elementary and East High schools, and received her bachelor's degreee in bacteriology from the University of Utah in 1939 and followed with a Masters Degree in library science later in life. She belonged to the Pi Beta Phi sorority and the honorary scholastic society Alpha Lambda Delta. Upon graduation, June got a job at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. While there, she met a young England-born reporter (who later became the Sunday editor of the Salt Lake Tribune ) - Roy Hudson. They were married on June 7, 1943 and had two children, Tom and Martin. June and her husband Roy moved to Salt Lake where June worked for the hematology department at the University of Utah Hospital. Roy Hudson retired in 1978 after a stroke that left him unable to speak but didn't impair his understanding. June retired and helped him remain active --traveling and going on Elderhostel study trips. Roy died in 1990.Two years later, June went to China and met Alexander Bodi, a retired editor of the Palo Alto Times (California). Thery were married on Janurary 8, 1994 in Menlo Park and made their home in Salt Lake City. With Al, June continued to travel, both foreign and domestic. Al died on November 23, 2009. June's extended family was very large. Her grandfather, Neils Mortensen, had seven children: five boys: Levi, Leonard, Senor, Nelden, and Vernal, and two girls: Cordie (Olson) and Thelma (Link). All deceased. June's father, Levi, had two sons: Orris and Arthur and two daughters: June and Connie (Woolsey). June was the last survivor. Occasional family reunions drew hundreds of cousins. June's survivors include sons Tom and Martin, daughter-in-law Sue Hudson; grandchildren John Mullennex, Eric Fritts, Alexis Sitchler; brother-in-law Dr. Carl Woolsey; nephews David Mortensen, Dr. Carl T. Woolsey and Bill Woolsey; nieces Jane Williams, Charon Scharp, Connie Pilcher, Mary Doyle and Ellen Mortensen; and many cousins of various generations. A private ceremony will be held.