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Louise Lena Hanak Bodiford

July 30, 1940 - July 2, 2018

Louise Lena Hanak Bodiford was born on July 30, 1940 in High Hill to Joe Hanak and Louise Lena Fritsch Hanak. She passed away comfortably on July 2nd, 2018 in Columbus. She is now at peace after her battle with Dementia and Parkinson's. Louise can now reunite with her husband Bill and go home to her Heavenly Father.
Louise went to Glidden school in her youth then later went to Columbus. One day, not far from her graduation, her dad brought home a handsome man that he worked with at the Southern Pacific Glidden Railroad Depot. A couple years later she and Bill got married on February 28, 1962, they were together for 50 years. Louise and Bill had two daughters, Karen who now resides in Austin, and Amy who lives in Columbus along with her husband Russell and two daughters Kaylee and Trista.
For most of Louise's life she stayed at home maintaining the farm and attending to cattle. This gave her the opportunity to be with her daughters when they were home from school; as well as being able to go on fieldtrips with them and being a classroom mom. When the girls got older Louise worked for The River Oaks Nursing Home. A week before her first granddaughter was born, she retired after 13 years. It was the moment she had waited for.
Louise enjoyed chatting over coffee and kolaches with her daughters, eating together as a family, playing Bingo, going to garage sales, spoiling her little dogs and just spending time with family especially her two grand-daughters Kaylee and Trista. She will be greatly missed by her family - we love you!
The family would also like to give a very special thank you to Rhonda, Louise's caregiver, for being there with her through her journey, bringing her ice cream and sneaking in a few extra sweet treats. We are very grateful for the care, compassion and friendship that Rhonda provided for Louise, as well as being blessed to have our Hospice Nurse Laura from Brazos Valley, a truly amazing lady that cared for Louise by keeping her comfortable during her last few months and being there for her family with support, comfort and guidance.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Funeral services will follow visitation on Thursday at 10:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home.
Burial will take place at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, TX. Serving as pallbearers are Zach Hanak, Jeremy Hanak, Brian Ashorn, Ed Swarthout, Johnny Bodiford and Russell Ashorn.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The children's programs at the First Baptist Church (VBS, AWANA's, Kids Ministry, etc.), 1700 Milam St., Columbus, TX 78934; Columbus Rescue Puppies Account at either the Columbus Animal Clinic or Colorado Valley Vet Clinic, Columbus, TX; or Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945.


Louise Lena Hanak Bodiford
July 30, 1940 - July 2, 2018



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