Wayne Thomas Boucher

September 6, 1931 - August 14, 2020

Posted 8/19/20

Wayne Thomas Boucher passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Katy, Texas at 88 years of age.

Wayne Thomas Boucher was born on September 6, 1931 in Menominee, Michigan to Edmund James Boucher and …

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Wayne Thomas Boucher

September 6, 1931 - August 14, 2020

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Wayne Thomas Boucher passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Katy, Texas at 88 years of age.

Wayne Thomas Boucher was born on September 6, 1931 in Menominee, Michigan to Edmund James Boucher and Laura Elizabeth Mushynski.

Wayne attended high school in Menominee, Michigan and graduated in 1949. Wayne met the love of his life, Donna Mae Gallagher, when driving by as she was shoveling snow. He teased her about having to shovel snow and she threw the snow at him in the car. He jumped from the car and picked up a handful of snow and “gently washed” her face with the snow. Donna always said she knew then that she would marry this man. They later married on July 10, 1951. Wayne and Donna worked tirelessly while raising their ever expanding family and attending Michigan State University. When Wayne received his degree in Engineering from MSU in 1965 he and Donna had eight children and the 9th on the way. In 1980, his job relocated him to the Houston area and he settled down in Katy, Texas. Wayne worked as an engineer throughout his professional career and retired in 1998 from Kvaerner National in Houston.

After retirement, Wayne couldn’t be still. He loved working in his lawn, volunteering for free golf at Green Meadows, but Wayne was most proud of his volunteer work at Memorial Hermann Hospital Katy for 23 years. He loved handing out candy to all the nurses and the friendships he built.

He was a devoted Catholic and was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, in Katy. He loved spending time with his family and friends, challenging anyone to a game of cribbage, time on the golf course, and watching The Big Ten, especially the Michigan State Spartans, Go Green!

If you knew Wayne, he always made you smile with his quick wit and great sense of humor. You also know him for being a genuinely kind man who was always there to help anyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Donna Mae Boucher who passed on June 11, 2015, his son, Michael Boucher who passed away on September 26, 2006. His parents, Edmund and Laura Boucher and his sister Audrey Cleary.

He is survived by his children, Thomas (Linda) Boucher of Colorado, Daniel (Kim) Boucher of Michigan, Monica Boucher of Michigan, Jeffrey (Cindy) Boucher of Virginia, Kelli (Phillip) Oberlin of Michigan, Erin (Joseph) Lekovich of Texas, Courtney (David) Hunsucker of Texas, Shannon (Trent) Cooke of Texas; and Greg (LaTonya) Boucher of Texas. His twenty-six grandchildren; his twenty-five great grandchildren; his siblings, Lorna Young of Colorado, Mary (John) Connelly of Michigan, Jerry Boucher of Michigan, Jane Korpella of Pennsylvania and John Boucher of Michigan, as well as, numerous other loving family members and many friends. 

Due to COVID-19, no services have been scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2500 Fondren Road #100, Houston, Texas 77063, www.cancer.org.

To express condolences, please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net

Funeral services held under the direction of:

Schmidt Funeral Home
1344 W. Grand Parkway South
Katy, Texas  77494
(281) 391-2424

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