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Ruth Bouma

Obituary for Ruth Bouma

February 13, 1922 - March 11, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 95


Ruth Jean Bouma, known to many friends as Hazy, passed away on March 11th. She is survived by her two children, Jane and William, her grandchildren, Ana, Lisa, and Andrea, and her sister, Janet. She was born in Buchanan, Michigan on February 13, 1922. She was married to Melvin Bouma of Zeeland, and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to share her knowledge of nature, plants, and birds with her family, and included golf, fishing, and reading as her hobbies. She was a graduate of Western Michigan University, and had a masters degree in education from the same. She was a second generation of teachers, and she taught Home Economics in the Hamilton Public Schools until she retired. She was a role model and positive influence on her students and her family. She and her husband, Melvin, spent their retirement years in Citrus Springs, Florida and their summers at Cobb Lake near Wayland. She was the last living charter member of the Christian Community Church that she and Mel helped form in Florida, and a member of First Reformed Church in Zeeland. She always found a way to be of service and to help people around her. She will be missed by all who knew her and were touched by her presence.

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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