Jacqueline June Boughner




Born: February 9, 1934
Death: January 15, 2016

(nee Renhult), age 81 of East Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016. She was born on February 9, 1934 to Thelma and John Renhult in Evansville, Indiana where her father had an automobile finance business. In 1942 they moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where Jackie went to Sigsbee Elementary School, Ottawa Hills High School and graduated from East Grand Rapids High School. She attended Grand Rapids Junior College, and graduated from Michigan State University. She taught first grade at Alger Elementary School from 1962 to 1992. She thoroughly enjoyed teaching and the children. In her retirement years she expanded her backyard flower garden, spending many happy hours working there. She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Having the grandchildren for over-nights was one of her greatest pleasures. She loved reading biographies of the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. She enjoyed doing needlepoint and cooking family dinners. Jackie was a member of the Grand Rapids City Club, M.R. Bissell Guild at Blodgett Hospital and Martenson Ten at Park Congregational Church where she was a member. Jacqueline was predeceased by her husband Gale after 43 happy years, and her step-son Jeffrey Boughner. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her son Richard T. Johnson (Trudy) of Kalamazoo, step-son Lee Boughner (Barb), grandchildren Audrey Johnson, Adam Johnson, Ryan (Elisabeth) Boughner, and Molly Boughner-Weatherbie (Steve). Jackie’s funeral will be held Saturday, January 30, 12:00 noon at Park Congregational Church, 10 E Park Pl NE, Grand Rapids, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Park Congregational Church or the Disabled Veterans Association, 4809 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

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