Virginia May Bouma

June 25, 1922 - December 31, 2012

Virginia May Bouma

June 25, 1922 - December 31, 2012


Virginia May Bouma

Virginia M. Bouma, age 90, of Lynden, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 31, 2012. She was born on June 25, 1922 to Bernard and Winnie (Gidley) Koellhoffer in Union, New Jersey.

Virginia married Delbert R. Bouma on November 17, 1952. They had been married for 42 years when Delbert passed away on October 27, 1994. She retired from Blake Hospital where she worked as a unit secretary in the ICU unit.

Grandma Bouma was loved for her sense of humor, her honesty and feisty nature. Her hobbies included quilting and reading. She volunteered at Lynden Christians Cash-for-Trash and also at Tangled Threads Quilt Shop.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband; brothers Dustin and Richard Koellhoffer. She is survived by her son Jim (Sharon) Bouma of Lynden; son Walter Bouma of Bradenton FL; grandsons Hunter (Aimee) Bouma and their son Canyon of Everson and Chase (Samantha) Bouma of Everson; numerous nieces and nephews; and many adopted people she loved as family.

Farewell Tribute Information

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, January 9, at 7:00 pm at Mountain View Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. Bright colors and happy bling are encouraged in your wardrobe. Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Dr., Lynden, WA 98264.

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5 responses to Virginia May Bouma

  1. I would like to send my condolences to Virginia’s family and friends, it’s apparent that she was loved by many. I just wanted to share an encouraging thought for those left behind and saddened by her passing . John 5:28,29 says ” the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” so there’s the hope of a resurrection and not only that , in 1 Corinthians 15:26 it says “As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing”. So not only will there be a resurrection but soon death will be done away with also. I hope these verses bring you a measure of hope and comfort as they do me. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Thinking of you guys during this time. What a blessing that she was able to meet and enjoy her great grandchild if even just for a little while. Jim, I know you will miss her as Fritz misses his Mom, but what a comfort knowing she is in heaven now.

  3. Jonna & Sue says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bouma family on the loss of their mother and grandmother. Aunt Ginny was one of a kind and we know she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

  4. Jimmy and Wally, So sorry to hear about Aunt Ginny’s passing. Those Koellhoffer genes are pretty good all 3 siblings made to 90. I love the obituary and the celebration of life. Aunt Ginny was full of life. My Mom and Dad always called her sargent I hope there is a party in heaven! Love Candy

  5. We will always cherish the great times we had with Aunt Ginny and Uncle Del. We have a life time of stories and good times to remember. Our love goes out to Jim, Wally and family and she will be missed more that these words can say.

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