Dorothy Lorraine Boucher

Dorothy Lorraine Boucher, 91, of Valier, passed away May 15.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Valier on June 14 at 11 a.m.  Time to appreciate, share memories, and celebrate Dorothy’s life will follow at The Fireman’s Pavilion at the Lake Frances Recreation Area.

She was born to the late Patrick and Opal Mills on Dec. 3, 1921.  She married W. Thomas Boucher on Aug. 16, 1946.

Dorothy and Tom returned to Valier from California after being married in Las Vegas, Nev. They made their lifelong home in Valier.  Dorothy worked right alongside Tom building and growing their family farm and raising their three daughters.  She then helped to raise her grandchildren while everyone else worked the family farm.

Dorothy’s greatest joy was her family and all of the time she could spend with them.  There was not a person that met and knew Dorothy that did not know what a special, kind person she was.  She dedicated and lived her life according to her very strong religious beliefs.  She loved to work in the garden where she spent so much of her time and then canning and freezing what was harvested.  She loved to bake, especially chocolate chip cookies, which so many have enjoyed. 

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Patty Busby of Montana and Carmen Erickson of Texas; one granddaughter Joleen Adams and husband Michael of Montana; three grandsons Monte Busby of Oklahoma, Tom Busby and wife Debbie of Arizona and Cory McFarland of Montana; one son-in-law Tom McFarland; three nieces Gail Hager, Terry Mills and husband Mike and Vicki Strauch and husband Lee; three great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; daughter, Joann McFarland; son-in-laws Glenn Busby and Mark Erickson; sister Bernice Hager; brother Clint Mills and his wife Gloria; and nephew Gary Boucher.