Ailene Bocquin

Mass of Christian Burial for Ailene Bocquin, 87, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April, 19, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Family inurnment will be at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Reading, KS. She passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

Ailene was born February 6, 1929 in Emporia, KS the daughter of Theodore H. and Josephine M. (Best) Johnson.

She was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Group 8 Alter Society, Green Thumb Garden Club, she was a Girl Scout Leader, PTA President, a member of the Lawrence Business and Professional Women’s Club, numerous bridge clubs including the University Bridge Club, and was a member of the Alvamar Country Club. She taught bridge for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation for 25 years and was an Avon Representative for over 35 years.

She married George Alfred Bocquin June 24, 1948 in Emporia, KS. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her two daughters, Mary J. Juel and husband, Leland, Kyle, TX, Peggy A. Palmer and husband, Troy A., Lawrence, KS; two foster sons, Dennis Bocquin and wife, Lisa, Shawnee, KS, Dr. Lary J. Bocquin, Rapid City, SD; three grandchildren, Patrick Palmer, Nicholas Palmer and wife, Laura, Lynn Buehler; and three foster grandchildren, Amber Bocquin, Jessica Bocquin, and Jordan Dimond.

A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with a visitation following until 8:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


4 Condolences

  1. Teresa Burge on April 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Her laughter was magical. She was a very special lady. Mom always loved visits with her and George. Teresa Burge…Louise’s daughter

  2. Nancy Mechavich Landis on April 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Dear Mr. Bocquin, Mary and Peggy,
    I am sad to read of the passing of Mrs. Bocquin, She was a very special lady. Mr. Bocquin – you and Mrs Bocquin were always so kind to me and I will always remember and appreciate that kindness.
    Nancy Mechavich Landis

  3. Rhetta Noever on April 17, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    To George, Peggy, and other family members: your wife and mother was a very dear lady with always a quick smile and a warm chuckle. Personally, she was a good friend making my retirement a joyful one. She was quick to get me introduced into the Lawrence bridge scene, a fun football trip with Peggy, and several keepsake gifts. A most thoughtful person.

    George, you have been a wonderful husband, taking care of Aileen these last several years with loving care. Peggy, I know you have supported both your parents in their struggles. God’s blessings.

  4. Vickie Wells Dingman on April 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Dear Bocquin Family
    Sorry for your loss. My Condolences.

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