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DEXTER - Vern Bodwell, 92, died unexpectedly August 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born July 27, 1927 in Newton, Mass. a son of Vernor and Mildred (Gowen) Bodwell, Sr. He graduated from Deering High School and Gorham State Teacher's College. Vern received his Master's Degree at Penn State University and also achieved his CAS certificate. His entire teaching career was at Dexter Regional High School. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Vern was a 67 year member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He spent his time tinkering on Model A and Model T cars and proudly drove his 1931 Model A in Dexter's 4th of July parade.

He is survived by a son Dennis and wife Lisa Bodwell of The Villages, FL; a daughter, Sharon and husband Tom Mulcahy of Englewood, FL; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

Vern was predeceased by his wife Dorothy
"Dottie"; his son Larry; siblings, Russell Bodwell, Viola Chapman and William "Bill" Bodwell.

Private interment will be in Portland. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
Published on August 8, 2019


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6 posts

Van Johnson
Sep 02, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Vern's passing. I enjoyed my four years of IA with him at Dexter High. He was very good teacher.
Mike & Helen
Aug 09, 2019
Dennis, Sharon and families, Helen and I were sorry to hear of your dad‘s passing. He was a great man. I always enjoyed the stories that he would tell. He was incredibly knowledgeable and always had an answer for everything. RIP Vern.
Gerald Smith
Aug 09, 2019
Dexter has lost one of its finest. My deepest condolences to family and friends. RIP, Vern!
Greg Vigue
Aug 09, 2019
A wonderful man and educator , fond memories of Mr Bodwell..
Don swan
Aug 08, 2019
Will miss seeing Vern driving to church in one of his beautiful old vehicles. Our entire church family will miss Vern. We have been blessed to have Vern in our church for so many years. Thank you Lord.
Jeanne Sawtelle
Aug 08, 2019
Sharon, I am so sorry to read this notice. Please, know that I send sympathy to the family.