S: MY HUSBAND JODY
FC: B | MY HUSBAND JODY
1: Jody Gerald Bengtson
2: BACK TO THE 50's
4: '68 | 1957
5: June 28, 1968
18: Canada Mexico England Whales Scotland New Zealand Australia Egypt Italy Greece Turkey
19: Rome | Rome | Liverpool | Australia | Cozumel | Banff | Australia | London | New Zealand | Crete | Athens | Turkey
38: Greenstone Fishhook | Symbol of Plenty - Determination, Strength, Peace, Prosperity and a safe journey especially over water | New Zealand
40: February 20, 1950 September 1, 2012 | Jody Gerald Bengtson | Fisherman's Prayer God grant that I may Live to fish for Another shining day, But when my final cast Is made I then most Humbly pray, When nestled in your Landing net as I lay Peacefully asleep You'll smile at me And judge that I am Good enough to keep.
41: To My Husband Jody, As I prepare to write down my thoughts and feelings I cannot find a way to thank everyone and let them know how wonderful the hugs, tears, support and help were that our family has received during this devastating time in our lives. I think everyone that knew Jody and I, realized that we had a special marriage. Even though some said it wouldn't last, it did for over 44 years. In all actuality that first day of school back in 1957 when that cute little boy named “Jody Bengtson” walked into my second grade class at Roosevelt School, I along with most girls liked him. We started dating in 1967 when he asked me to go to prom with him and after that we have been together. Getting married so young was tough, but Jody was always a good husband, father, provider and later a wonderful grandfather. Though he spent many, many days gone fishing or hunting it was all right by me because I knew he was always coming home and he loved to do it. We had a great respect for each other and what we wanted to do and yes even though he complained about my shopping, he let me do it. As he grew older and especially after being gone from home to run our lodge in Canada for 6 months a year for several years, he became more considerate, appreciative, helpful and loving. Jody decided to sell the lodge so he could spend time with his family and friends and get caught up with his “honey-do list” that he complained about but still did it. Jody was the best fisherman and hunter I knew and he loved to teach others about it. It is sad to know that he can't carry on with his wisdom and knowledge for our grandchildren. He has told me for several years now that he has done all the fishing and hunting that he wanted to and it was now my time to decide where we would like to travel to. And we did. We had some fabulous trips, which hold great memories that I will cherish always. Along with the support of family and friends, there have been phone calls and emails from our friends in Australia, Mexico, Canada and throughout the US. That has got to speak highly of what Jody meant to not only his family, but also the many friends that we have made over the years. Needless to say my heart is broken and our family’s lives have been turned upside down. I know I am strong, but I am not sure how a person can carry on without the love of your life. I loved Jody for over 44 years and am really having a hard time coming to terms of him not coming home to be my rock, my best friend, my husband, the guy that always supported me and kept me grounded. He loved his family and friends and always felt the pain of losing Dan 18 years ago. As we gather here to celebrate Jody’s life, we want to thank everyone for all you did to be there to help out. When you're around someone so much and for so long, they become a part of you and when they go away you don't know who you are without them. It hurts so bad. I love you Jody and I miss you. Love Always, Cathy
42: You and I... We're meant to be We've worked, and danced, and played; We've grown together. You are my best friend Your dreams are mine, and mine yours If I could do it all over again- I'd do it the same The His and the Hers have become Ours Two - but really one. I will love you Forever.