Shirley Lois Boehme, 93, passed away Oct. 15, peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born Dec. 9, 1920, to William N. Remkes and Thelma Woods Remkes in Dayton. She married the love of her life, Charles August Boehme, on Jan. 12, 1946, in Waco.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Sharlet Courmier, and her parents.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Long, and husband, Victor, of Tyler; Becky Trahan and husband, Johnny, of Orange; son, Billy Boehme and wife, Pam, of Orangefield; son-in-law, Tommy Dale Courmier of Vinton; her sisters-in-law, Gwen Boehme, Yvonna Boehme, and Ruby Parks, all of Orange; seven grandchildren and their families, Lori Long Ford of Flower Mound, and husband, Bentley, and sons, Brooks and Braxton; Chuck Courmier of Spring Hill, TN, and wife, Jana, and daughter, Kamryn; Chad Long of Bullard, and wife, Jennifer, son Wyatt, and soon to be born daughter, Bonnie Kate; Kelli Boehme Will of Bellville, and husband Clint, and sons Colton and Carter; Ashley Boehme Canale of Cypress, and husband, Dave and children, Kenzie and Camden; Justin Trahan of Longview and Cody Trahan of Austin. She had two special friends -caregiver, Gladys Trahan, and Margaret Peveto, who she considered her fourth daughter.
She was a school patrol at Franklin Elementary for years, served as an American Red Cross hospital volunteer, and worked at OCARC for 32 years, before retiring at age 90, where she was lovingly known as “Grandma”. She was a wonderful Mom, Mawmaw, and friend, and will be sorely missed by those who were lucky enough to know her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church or River City Hospice.
Visitation will be Friday night, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10:00 am.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Lori Long Ford, Chuck Courmier, Chad Long, Kelli Boehme, Ashley Boehme, Justin Trahan, and Cody Trahan.