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.