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Beulah "Boots" Bouma

June 14, 1924 August 18, 2018
Beulah  "Boots" Bouma
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Obituary for Beulah "Boots" Bouma

Beulah “Boots” Bouma, 94, of Montezuma and formerly of Lynnville, died on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Montezuma Specialty Care in Montezuma.

A graveside service and burial has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 23rd, at Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville, with Pastor Doug Tiffany, Care Initiatives Hospice Chaplain, West Des Moines, Iowa, officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris and Reese Bouma, James, Curt and Colton Richardson, and Gary Vasseau. Honorary bearers will be Giovanni, Colby, Liliela, and Zach Richardson, Darin Boyd, Briley Bouma, Jessica and Gunnar Ross.

Lunch and fellowship will follow at the Lynnville Friends Church.

Memories may be designated to the Montezuma Specialty Care or Care Initiatives Hospice, 7055 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 and condolences may be shared with her family online at

Boots was born on June 14, 1924, in Davenport, the daughter of Earl and Louise Smith Isobaker. Her family moved to Grinnell when she was 4 years old, where she was raised and attended school.

On December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day), she was united in marriage with Clifford Bouma, in Kahoka, Missouri. The couple made their home in Lynnville and she was employed with Evans Grocery Store in Lynnville for 18 years. During her life she had lived in Lynnville, Newton, New Sharon, Grinnell and Montezuma prior to being a resident at the Montezuma Specialty Care in 2014. And, during this span she was employed with several local restaurants.

Boots was a member of the Grandmothers Club and held a passion for latch hook. She loved music and playing cribbage and bingo. She held a great sense of humor!

Boots is survived by her children, Dennis (Kathy) Bouma of New Sharon and Sandra (Ray) Cornell of Montezuma; four grandchildren, Christopher Bouma, Lisa Boyd, Jim Richardson and Curt Richardson; and eight great-grandchildren, Colton, Giovanni, Colby, Liliela and Zach Richardson, Reese and Briley Bouma, and Jessica Ross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford in 1978; her parents; two sisters, Alle-Jenece Adams and Earlene Pearson; and three brothers, Erwin, Ercell and Ergo Iosbaker.

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Cemetery Details


Woodland Cemetery Final Resting Place

14254 Terrace Avenue, Lynnville, IA 50153

14254 Terrace Avenue, Lynnville, IA 50153

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