Helen Lucile Bouchard

Tawas City, Michigan
February 7, 1929 - March 12, 2018


Holy Family Catholic Church
Friday, March 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service Location

Holy Family Catholic Church - East Tawas, Michigan


Memorial Mass
Friday, March 16,2018
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

BOUCHARD, HELEN LUCILE, 89. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the home of her granddaughter, Christina (Spencer) Krasinski and her husband, Scott, in Tawas City, Michigan, where she spent the last two years under their loving care. Helen lived her long and busy life with a strong faith in God, and a positive outlook on life that she passed down to her family.
Helen was born February 7, 1929 in East Tawas Michigan to William and Margaret (Cadorette) Woizeschke. Helen graduated from East Tawas High School and was a lifelong resident of Tawas. She married Joseph P. Bouchard, Sr. on September 13, 1947, and together they raised a family of nine children. Helen and Joe were counted among the founding families of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Tawas City, and Helen served IHM and St. Joseph’s in many ways, including volunteering in the schools in her spare time. After many years of raising the children, she worked as a cook and a baker at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility, and helped her husband manage the National Gypsum Credit Union. In her retirement, she and her husband enjoyed their travels to various parts of the Americas to visit family, or to winter with her family and friends in South Texas. Our mom left us with so many loving memories, stories, and laughs.
Surviving are her nine children: Phyllis (Kenneth) Spencer, Tawas City, MI; Joseph Bouchard Jr., St. Charles, MI; Clara (Richard) Martin, Chesaning, MI; William Bouchard, Oconomowoc, WI; Mary (Chris) Lardie, Winter Garden, FL; Ann (Steven) Leslie, East Tawas, MI; James (Joan) Bouchard, Fresno, CA; John, (Mary) Bouchard, Raleigh, NC; Margaret (Paul) Lied, Kenosha, WI. Her family included 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters: Margaret Holmes and Dorothy (William) Cronk; Sister in Law: Phyllis Walraven, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband of over 66 years, Joseph P. Bouchard, Sr. on July 22, 2014. Helen was also predeceased by Parents: William and Margaret Woizeschke; Sisters: Carol Ryan and Jean Willett; Sister-in-law: Cecilia Shillair; and Brothers-in-law: Andy Holmes, William Ryan Sr., Cal Willett, Harold Bouchard, Virgil Shillair, and John Walraven;
Cremation has taken place and a service is planned for Friday, March 16, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas. Visitation of family and friends will start at 10:00 am, and mass will begin at 11:00 am.
Those planning an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers may wish to consider donations to the Holy Family School of Tawas, where Helen sponsored tuition for needy students, or, to Compassus Hospice.
God saw her getting tired, A cure not meant to be, So He wrapped His arms around her, And whispered, “Come with Me!”


Holy Family Catholic School
Compassus Hospice


Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church


The Horger Family is very sorry for your loss. Prayers for The family.
— Ruth Horger
The Beaubien Family extends its condolences to the Bouchard Family, your mother was as much a parent and a part of our lives as our own parents were. We will miss your mother's smile and love as much as you all will.
— Russ Beaubien
Condolences to all the Bouchard family. My thoughts and prayer are with you, especially Phyllis and Babe who I knew best. May God ease your pain at this difficult time.
— Carolyn ( Rapp ) Frank
Condolences to the entire Bouchard family. My thoughts and prayers are with you, especially Phyllis and Babe who I knew best.
— Carolyn ( Rapp ) Frank
We are so sorry for your loss. Very sweet lady and will be missed!
— Joe and Karen Mills
Dear Clara & Family:
So very sorry for your tremendous loss.
She leaves a great legacy . .
Our prayers are with you . .
— Diane Ross Moody
Our condolences to all of the Bouchard immediate and extended families - I remember her well all those years ago when John and Mary were dating in high school. She always welcomed me with a warm smile when I was there with Mary and gave me cookies and milk to go watch TV with Mr. Bouchard. Julie & Doug Duffing and Family
— Julie Duffing
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mother. I still remember the nightly rosary your Mom and Dad led in the living room each night when we visited as kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Ron Walraven
The Carney family sends expressions of sympathy to the Bouchard family. Many Bouchard kids were our babysitters over the years and we always saw Mrs. Bouchard in church. Our mom Nancy and Mrs.
Bouchard worked together on projects for the ladies Altar Society for IHM. Mrs. Bouchard was never without a smile and we remember her as a very kind woman. Claudia, Russ, Scott, and Erik
— Claudia Milburn
So very sorry for the loss of your mom! Great memories and great stories are her legacy! Prayers of comfort for all of you!! Kathi Tenbusch-Kaminski
— Kathleen M Kaminski
My deepest sympathies for the passing of your mom. I was very blessed to know her for many years and loved her dearly. I loved her stories and have wonderful memories! May she Rest in Heaven
— Mary Ann Nitsos
My condolences to the Bouchard Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you especially Phyllis and Clara who I knew best.
God Bless.
— Carolyn (Rapp) Frank
Clara, Rick and family. All our thoughts and love for you. Cheryl and Kevin. Trevor Elaine Leonidas Augustus Madeleine. Brett Julie Elizabeth Emily. We love you.
— Cheryl Just
The Blury Family is praying for all of you during this time. So very sorry for your loss.
— Nate & Lisa Blury
Grieving with you all but know she is home in heaven. She lived a wonderful life and will be missed.
— Judy Pelletier
May the Love of Friendship, Give you Comfort.
May the Love of God, Give you Peace.
— Bob and Kharla Howser
Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all with deepest condolences. Love, The Horowitz'
— Stacey Horowitz
Praying for comfort and peace for all the family. We were in the Good Sam Wanigas camping club together, and we always appreciated Helen's cheerful disposition and wonderful sense of humor.
— Leon & Jan Friesorger
To My Cousins...Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother. I still remember as a child I would go to your home and your mom and dad would lead the rosary in the living room each evening. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.........ron
— Ron Walraven
Our condolences and sympathies to the entire Bouchard and extended famlies.
— Laura Kruse Cassiday
I am so sad to hear of this. Helen was a good friend of my parents James and Irene Schmidt. May God bring all her family and friends comfort during this time. I know you are celebrating up in heaven with your Joe and my parents. Love Brigett Dewald (schmidt)
— Brigett Dewald
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom! Your folks were good friends of my parents, Don and Beryl Long, we spent lots of time growing up with you all. May God Bless you in your loss, till we all meet again. Love you!
— Marti Long Diamond

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