Naomi (Nonie) Francis Bode completed her adventure of life peacefully with family at her side in Peru, Indiana on September 21, 2020.
Nonie is preceded in death by her parents, Alec and Naomi Newman, two sisters; Lois Stilley, Donna Carda and her husband Art. Nonie is survived by her sisters Yvonne Douglas, Norma Jean Tapscott and her loving children Charles Bode, Julie Allen (Mark), Alec Bode (Yvonne) and Danny Bode (Shawna), and many loving and amazing grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Nonie had a true passion for helping others. As a young and devoted mother, she completed her nursing degree while raising her four young children while never missing ballgames, recitals and other activities. In addition to her family, her absolute joy was working at UCI Medical Center in the ER where she put a lasting mark on what excellence in nursing is all about. Nonie was fierce, strong and compassionate. She cared for her patients as if they were family. After retiring from the University of California, Nonie continued her love of nursing at Inland Valley Hospital in Murrieta.
Nonie had unmatched inner strength. Her guidance and love were evident to all and her love of helping others was a constant. She was the first you called when you were feeling under the weather and often her response to whatever ailed you was “Go and gargle with some salt water.” She had a tremendous sense of humor and found happiness during retirement with a slot machine and a cup of coffee but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Nonie will be missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind a family who loves her very much and will work to live up to the lofty standards she set during her most outstanding life.
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