BOEHME FontellaPosted: January 22nd, 2014
FONTELLA MAUDE (RASMUSSEN) BOEHME of Lethbridge, Alberta – beloved wife of the late Johnny Boehme, passed away January 20, 2014 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by 6 of her 7 children: Roselynn (Bill) Easter – Rosemary, Dr. Gene (Lorraine) – Lethbridge, Val (Vivian) – Raymond, Lon (Pat) – Medicine Hat, Kim (Sharon) – Fort McMurray, Lorelei (Ron) Leishman – Raymond, Lisa (deceased 1998). Fontella was born in Magrath June 7, 1921, to John (Cougar Jack) and Maud (Bennett) Rasmussen, the middle of their 9 children. She is also survived by 1 sister, Deanne (Dan) Atwood of Magrath, 53 grandchildren, 161 great grandchildren, 6 expected, 2 great great grandchildren and 4 expected in 2014, plus many spouses of the above. She attended school in Magrath, maintaining a life time friendship with both school mates and her large and loving extended family. She married Johnny Nov 26, 1941, after they met attending gymnastic classes. Their combined skills in tumbling and gymnastics, presented hours of fun for our family as we learned and participated in tumbling and human pyramid building at home and in community variety shows. They lived in a number of southern Alberta communities, cultivating both crops and lasting friendships. She loved the Lord and lived an exemplary life as an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities in her church and community. She and Johnny loved dancing and taught dance classes. She loved the sisterhood of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She loved her family unconditionally. Above all else, Fontella was the epitome of generosity, selflessly sharing her modest resources with a great number, many of whom came to live with them, providing an oasis from whatever storm they were encountering. She magically changed strangers into friends. She “lifted the weary”. We consider it a privilege to have shared her. From 1984-86 she served a mission to Austria with Dad, learning to speak and write German, loving the Austrian saints. In her senior years, with her “young spirit” she enjoyed white water rafting, travelling ( 3 times to Europe) Ultra- light flights, climbing Old Chief Mountain, marking her 80th and 90th birthdays with hikes up Bears Hump in Waterton. Friends may meet the family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N. Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 24 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Fairmont LDS Chapel from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, January 25. The Funeral Service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd South, Lethbridge on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Peter Koegler officiating. Interment to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond AB.