Mary L. Boubel

August 17, 1920 — May 13, 2017

Mary L. Boubel

Mary "Louise" Boubel , 96, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died at 2:08 PM, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Retama Manor, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was born August 17, 1920, in Ramhurst, Georgia, to David Jefferson Witherow, and Tilda Ann (Barnes) Witherow. After her mother's death in 1932, her father married Minnie (Walraven) Witherow in 1934. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers: Laura Gladson, Vera Mae Thompson, Irene Springfield, Iva Greeson, Alline Schoen, Faye Penson, Robert Witherow, Elmer Witherow, and Jimmie Witherow.

She is survived by two sisters and one sister-in law: Georgia (Jack) Tysor of Douglasville, Georgia, Maudie (Charles) Rogers, of Chatsworth, Georgia, and Jimmie Lou Witherow, of Chatsworth, Georgia. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

After graduating from high school and during World War II, she enlisted in the Women's Army Air Corps (WAAC), which was then a component of the United States Army: she served her country from November 18, 1942, until November 20, 1945. While in the service, she earned an American Theater Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, a Victory Ribbon, and a WAAC Service Ribbon. She then lived the rest of her adult life in Texas, where she was last stationed. She married George Boubel, who also preceded her in death. After the Women's Army Air Corps, she worked for many years in payroll at Sears until her retirement.

Her family knew her as Louise or Aunt Louise; but, in Texas, she was always known as Mary, her given name. She liked to cook and greatly enjoyed her home in Corpus Christi. She liked to travel, and was a member of her Bunco Club for many years. Also, in retirement she enjoyed working part time by giving cooking demonstrations or demonstrating products in grocery and retail stores. She was raised a Baptist and remained a Baptist throughout her life.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Saturday, May 27th, 2017, at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton. Rev. Dwight Borden will officiate. Interment will be next to her sister and brother-in-law, Alline and Harry Schoen, in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.


MAY 27. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Hillcrest Memory Gardens
21925 Washington Road
Morton, IL
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