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Mrs. Mae Borrois  3625 W. Michigan Ave.  Passed away Tuesday morning at Ridge-view Nursing Home following a lingering illness.  Mrs. Borrois was born April 8, 1897 in Tennessee, the daughter of Winfield and Emma Lewellyn and had been a resident here for the past 45 years.  Previous to her retirement, she was a waitress at Hotel Harris.  Mrs. Borrois was a member of St. Augustine Cathedral.  She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, Dec 25 1947.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Conn and Mrs. June Hathaway, both of Niles; 3 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Beatty, Mrs. Florence Hite and Mrs. Marie Graham, all of Kokomo, Ind., 5 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:30.  Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine Cathedral Friday morning at 11.  Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo, Inc.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 6 Oct 1971

Mr. Garrett Bos  404 W. Paterson  Passed away Monday morning, Dec. 6, 1976.  Mr. Bos was born Nov. 27, 1899, in Kalamazoo, son of Henry B. and Ella Bos and had been a lifelong resident here.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.  He was a skilled wood worker and designer and before his retirement was employed by the Gibson, Inc. for over 45 years.  On Jan 24, 1940, he was married to Mildred Carroll of Lawrence, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 brothers and one sister, Bert H. and Henry A., both of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Anna Worst of New Port Richey, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel 622 S. Burdick.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 6 Dec 1976

Mrs. Mary Bos  Formerly 203 Reed St.  Passed away Wednesday afternoon Dec 15, 1971.  Mrs. Bos was born May 12, 1889, in Kalamazoo County, the daughter of Adrian and Mary Weyland and was a lifelong resident here.  She was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church.  Mrs. Bos was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, Oct 1, 1970;  also a son and a daughter, Mrs. Lois Ockerman, April 15, 1963, and Henry G. Bos, July 22, 1970.  She is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters., Mrs. Chris (Etta) Van Den Berg of Kalamazoo, Arthur G. of East Tawas, Mich., Gerald of Grand Haven, Mrs. Maurine Whitney, Mrs. Calwood (Doris) Schuyler, both of Kalamazoo, Howard J. of Portage; 26 grandchildren;  32 great-grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Andrew Zylstra officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Reformed Church Memorial Fund.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 16 Dec 1971

Mr. Richard E. Bos  12310 Forest  Meadows Dr. Perry, MI - Passed away Tues. morning, Dec 9, 1975.  Mr. Bos was born July 9, 1942 in Kalamazoo and had been a resident of the Lansing area for 6 years.  He was graduated from Portage Central High School in 1960;  from Western Michigan University in 1964 and from Wayne State Law School in 1967.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Lansing, the Michigan Bar Association, and the Wayne State Alumni.  He was also President of the Wranglers Debate State Club at Michigan State University.  He had served with the U.S. Army as a Captain with the Judge Advocate General.  He was presently a staff attorney with the Michigan State Supreme Court, Court of Appeals.  Surviving are his wife Glenda; 1 daughter, Sarah Patricia; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Bos of Kalamazoo; a brother William T. of Kalamazoo; 2 grandmothers, Mrs. Cora E. Bos of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Emma H. Greene of Boscobel, Wisconsin.  Several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Center with the Rev. William S. Hill officiating.  Interment in Schoolcraft Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Heart Fund or the Michigan Diabetes Association. Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed Dec 10 1975

Mrs. Winifred McCamley Bos  1041 Fairwood Dr., Inkster, Mich.  Formerly of Portage  Passed away Wednesday evening Jan. 22, 1975, in Dearborn, Mich.  Mrs. Bos was born Nov. 19, 1905, in Portage, Mich., daughter of Stuart and Mable McCamley and was a resident of Kalamazoo until 1937.  Before her retirement, was employed by the Michigan Cancer Foundation.  Surviving are her husband, Alko;  one brother, Gerald McCamley of Portage, Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Rev. John VanderMay, of the First Reformed Church of Porage, officiating.  Interment in South Portage Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michigan Cancer foudnation.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 23 Jan 1975

Mr. Glaydon C. Bostwick  Augusta, Mich.  Age 79, died Thursday (19 Feb 1976).  He was a farmer and lived in Ross Twp. 75 years.  He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Augusta, and the Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau.  He is survived by:  his wife, Olive; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Evelyn) Wray of Paw Paw; a son, Earl G. of Augusta; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;  one step-daughter, Mrs. Oscar (Iris) Shook of Higgins Lake, Mich.  Services will be Monday 1:30 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church, Augusta.  The family will recive visitors at the Schlueter-Farley Funeral Home in Augusta, from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Memorial contributions to the Bible Baptist Church.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 21 Feb 1976

Mrs. Lucille May Bosley  6733 Brigham, Portage  Passed away Sunday, July 11 (1976) at Leila Post Hospital, Battle Creek.  Mrs. Bosley was born May 2, 1905 in Kalamazoo.  She had worked at the Jolly Kid Togs Clothing Store for 12 years prior to retirement.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Dan (Helen Sue) Pruitt of Portage, Mrs. Paul (Waneta) Mackaluso of Battle Creek; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2  brothers, Frank and Fred Born, both of Kal.  Mrs. Bosley was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mable Garrett and Ethel Miles.  Her husband, Clarence, passed away in 1968.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage with Pastor Charles R. Hulbert of the Bethlehem Baptist Church officiating.  Interment in East Cooper Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Chapel from 2-4 & 7-9 Monday and Tuesday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 12 July 1976

Mr. John W. Bouma  6809 Keystone St., Portage  Passed away Saturday, March 25, 1972. Mr. Bouma was born June 15, 1887 in the Netherlands, son of Wibbe and Helen Bouma and had been a resident of Portage for about 65 years. Before his retirement he had been engaged in farming.  Mr. Bouma was a member of the First Reformed Church of Portage and had served in the Consistory and had been a member of the Celery Growers Association.  He is survived by: two sons and two daughters,  William of Portage, Miss Tena Bouma, home address, Peter of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Helen VandeStreek of Portage;  11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Peter of Portage; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jacob in 1952 and by his wife, Oktje in 1965.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Rev. Richard VanFarowe officiating.  Interment in Central Portage Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Portage Building Fund.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel after 11 am Sunday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sun 26 Mar 1972

Mr. Garrett Bosker  6311 Bosker Lane, Imlay City, Mich.  Formerly of Kalamazoo  Passed away suddenly Tuesday morning in Dania, Fla.  Mr. Bosker was born March 20, 1907, in Kalamazo, the son of Frederick and Hattie Bosker and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for 25 years.  He is survived by his wife, Effie (Vlieg) Bosker; one son, Donald F. Bosker,  M.D., Flint, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Sandra) Jager, R.N., Syracuse, N.Y.;  3 brothers and 3 sisters, Peter F., Aldrich H., Frederick Jr., Miss Ann Bosker, Mrs. Beatrice Corstange and Mrs. Fred O. Johnson; a sister-in-law Mrs. Maude Bosker, all of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A brother, Edward preceded him in death in 1947.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, where he was a member and former elder.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 15 Apr 1971

Mr. Clifford R. Bouchard  1730 Nazareth Road  Passed away Monday morning, September 4, 1972.  Mr. Bouchard was born July 10, 1927 in Kalamazoo, the son of Harry and Ivalo Bouchard and had been a lifelong resident here.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was employed by the Brown Company.  Mr. Bouchard was a member of the Bethel Reformed Church and had served as deacon and elder.  He was also an officer of the K.V.P. Credit Union.  Surviving are: his wife, Marian; one son and one daughter, Keith A. and Sharon K. both at home; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Margaret Boone, Grand Rapids and Mrs. Virginia Crans of Otsego.  Merton E. Bouchard of Auburndale, Fla., several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Harold Cupery officiating.  Interment in Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Reformed Church.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 5 Sept 1972

Mrs. Laura M. Bourgois  924 Roseland Ave.  Passed away Monday, January 10, 1972, at Birch Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. Bourgois was born Sept. 15, 1890, in Cheshire Twp. , daughter of William and Cora Watts.   A lifetime resident here.  A member of Kalamazoo Garden Club and East Main Extension Group.  Surviving are one son, Harold F.;  3 grandchildren.  Mrs. Bourgois will be at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, where religious services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Rev. Alden Burns officiating.  Interment, Mr. Ever-Rest Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 11 Jan 1972

Sara Katherine Boutell  1311 Manor  Infant daughter of James and Ruthann Boutell passed away Sunday, June 13, 1976.  Surviving besides the parents are 1 brother and 1 sister, Matthew and Melissa; grandparents, Mrs. Mable Boutell, Mt. Morris, Mi., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rettenberger, Estes Park, Colo.; great grandparents, Mrs. Minnie Heddy, Flint,  Mrs. Katherine Rettenberger, Oregon, Ohio and Henry Fanueff, Toledo, Ohio; several aunts ad uncles.  A graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the Babyland at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery with Frather Charles Crowley of the St. Augustine Cathedral officating.  Arrangements by the Langeland Chapels.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 15 June 1976

Mrs. Laura F. Bourner  7792 West H. Ave.  Passed away Monday afternoon Dec. 20, 1971, Mrs. Bourner was born July 6, 1910, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Jud and Lou Collins and had been a resident here most of her life.  She was a member of the Northwest Oshtemo United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Bourner is survived by her husband, Arthur; 3 sons and one daughter, Leonard Rietkerk of Dowling, Robert Rietkerk, Mrs. Lulu Meyers and William Rietkerk, all of Kalamazoo;  2 step-sons, Dale and Eldon Bourner of Kalamazoo;  25 grandchildren; one brother, Roland Collins of Kalamazoo.  Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.  Rev. Raymond Carpenter officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at  the chapel. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 21 Dec 1971

Rev. John O. Bouwsma  2400 Portage St.,  Passed away Wednesday evening, August 4, 1976.  Rev.  Bouwsma was born Nov. 18, 1890, in Muskegon, Mich.  He was a graduate of Calvin Seminary in 1915 and served eight Christian Reformed Churches including First Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo and the Comstock Christian Reformed Church in this area.  He was a member of the Third Christian Reformed Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Margaret) Braaksma of Kalamazoo;  4 grandchildren, William J. and Barbara Braaksma of Kalamazoo,  Otis J. and John O. Bouwsma of Athens, Ga.;  one great-granddaughter, Allison Bouwsma; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Musch of Muskegon;  several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl, in 1963, and a son Otis, in 1970.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 o’clock from the Third Christian Reformed Church, with his pastor, the Rev. Mr. William D. Buursma and his former pastor, the Rev. Mr. Leonard Greenway officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Third Christian Reformed Church Memorial Fund and the Kalamazoo Christian Schools.  Relatives and friends may meet the family may meet the family at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 to 9 o’clock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 5 Aug 1976

Dr. Burt Bouwman, Former Local Man, Dies in Florida  Word has been received here of the Aug. 30 (1975) death of Dr. J. Burt Bouwman, formerly of Kalamazoo, in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Bouwman, a retired Baptist minister, graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1916 and was awarded an honorary degree by K-College in 1945.  A native of Holland, Mich., Bouwman was named “Man of the Year” in 1958 by the University of Chicago where he earned bachelor and master of divinity degrees.  He served in Marshall, Mich., Barrington, Ill., South Bend, Ind. and Hillsdale, Mich.  He was executive director of the Michigan Council of Churches and served several times on the executive committee of the National Conference of Churches.  For several years, he was national director of the program of peace education for the American Friends Service Committee.  Survivors include two sons, Clark H. of St. Petersburg and George H. of State College, Pa.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette 30 Aug 1975


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