Mary (Angelos) Bodenhamer of Casper, Wyoming, born July 11, 1925 to George Nichols
Angelos and Pearl Delores Cazier, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2022 with her entire
family by her side. Mary was born an identical twin but unfortunately her twin sister passed
away at the age of six months. Mary attended Park School in her childhood and graduated
from Natrona County High School in 1944. Her older brother James Angelos (whom she
referred to as Jimmy Boy) was born on July 27, 1924. Mary and Jimmy Boy were known as
Irish Twins and Jimmy eventually passed away in 1992.
In 1945, Mary began working as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell Telephone Company.
Mary worked her way up to Senior Supervisor before her retirement from an incredible 37 year
career in 1982. In 1947 while on a bus trip to visit family in Utah, Mary met the love of her
life. James A. Bodenhamer, in service with the US Marines, had fallen in love at first sight with
Mary. James would later separate from his girlfriend at the time, leave the marines, mail a ring
to Mary’s parents house, and show up as a surprise less than two weeks later to propose. The
two were married on September 15, 1949 and stayed married for over 50 years until James’s
passing in October of 2004. Mary would always tell everyone that James “was better than the
best and better than the rest”. Mary’s love for James remained constant for the last 18 years of
Mary and James bought their first house in Casper on West 22nd Street and never moved
again. Mary is survived by all 3 of her children (Catherine Mary, George, and Nancy DeeAnn),
3 grandchildren (Cougar Boyce & his wife Jennifer Boyce and James Anderson), and 3
great-grandchildren. (Kristopher Boyce, Marcus Boyce, and Bella Boyce)
The Bodenhamer Family will forever be grateful to all of the nurses and aides who cared for
Mary in her final years. We will be grateful for all the friends and family that made it a point to
visit. We are especially thankful to the family and friends that lived with and cared for Mary in
her darkest times. Mary was cared for by numerous people for multiple years and treated as if
she were a member of their own families. A special thank you to the team who were present in
her last final moments as well as Bustard’s Funeral Home for all of their help.
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A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 11:30am until the start of the service beginning at 1:30pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1922 S Poplar St, Casper, WY 82604 with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery in Casper.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave, 82601.