Marie G. Bougetz

November 3, 1932January 5, 2014
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Bougetz, Marie

November 3, 1932 - January 5, 2014

Marie Bougetz passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born Marie Germann in Minnesota, Marie received her B.A. and Masters in Library Science from the University of Minnesota, where she also met her husband-to-be Richard Bougetz. They settled in Southern California where Marie worked at the Santa Monica Library. She then got her teaching credential and was a fourth grade teacher at Woodlake Elementary in the San Fernando Valley. She later returned to her first love, the library; and worked as a reference librarian at the Woodland Hills Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library for 30 years before retiring in 2008.

Marie and Richard were married for 52 years. She is survived by her husband, her daughter Susan Bougetz, son-in-law Brian Aulbach, grandson, Milo Bougetz-Aulbach, and brother Robert Gorman.

Marie was very much loved, and will be missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

The funeral will be Saturday, January 11, 9:30 am at St. Bernardine of Siena Church. Visitation will be Friday, January 10, 6:00 – 8:00 at Gates Kingsley. Go to for service information.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Friends of the Woodland Hills Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91364; or the ASPCA. Gates Praiswater Mortuary, Canoga Park, CA.


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 11, 2014

Marie G. Bougetz

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June 26, 2014

Isabel and I remember her from many years ago.. She and mr's Frost were taught our Twin Boy's respect and all the good stuff to be being fine gentle-men that they are today...Rest in Peace knowing she did good...Ben

Michael DiFatta

June 26, 2014

I knew Marie through Mrs. Frost and Marie was always the sweetest to all us kids when we'd "hang out" with them especially in the summers where we'd learn and grow with their guidance.

my deepest condolences to the family.

Leola Hickman

January 31, 2014

Marie and I have been very good friends since the summer of 1950. We worked at Kato Engineering in Mankato, MN for four years and had some memorable vacations together in Chicago and New Orleans. We moved to Minneapolis where Marie went to the University of Minnesota and I worked in the office at Greyhound Bus Company. She was the bridesmaid at my wedding in 1955 to Roy Hickman.

Over the following years we didn't see each other very often but when we did it was like we'd never been apart. We enjoyed our occasional visits together either in Monterey or West Hills. (Roy could never beat Richard at chess.) We always kept in touch by writing letters or, in later years by phone. Marie and Richard were at our 50th wedding anniversary celebration which was the last time we saw them.

I feel very sad about the loss of a very close friend. Our thoughts and prayers are now with Richard, Susan, and family. We are sure Marie now has a new home in heaven.
Leola Hickman

Petrina Bell

January 18, 2014

Please accept my sincere condolence. May the God of all comfort comfort you as you face this very difficult time.

Vee Molinari

January 16, 2014

I was Susan's babysitter for many years, during which time I was lucky enough to get to know her parents: Marie & Richard. Marie was a bubbly librarian who loved all animals and Agathe Christie mystery stories. She's the only person I know who actually corresponded with Agathe Christie and received a hand-written response! Plus she was a great baker - my "go-to" recipe for potlucks was her famous "Hello Dolly " cookie recipe, and who could resist her scrumptious soft caramels! I loved the Bougetz' home because they had painted portraits of all their pets hanging on the den wall! Best of all, my dog "Shucks" was from their beagle Jeepee's litter. I know right now in heaven there are many Bougetz pets welcoming home their loving mommy, Marie!


January 10, 2014

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
Marie is at peace now and she will always be missed. My deepest sympathies to all in your family. I love the beautiful pictures!

Mary-Kay Lutgen

January 10, 2014

Marie was a very special human being, a gift to all who knew her. She was equal parts elegance and grace. I worked with her at the Woodland Hills Library and she made being at work such a pleasure. Her wit and sense of humor were unmatched. She was genuine in every way and I will miss her friendship dearly. May she be at rest with God. My deepest sympathy to Richard, Susan and all her family.

January 10, 2014

Marie was a great friend to me. I am going to miss her greatly! We worked many years at the Woodland Hills Library. She affected many lives. My love
and support to Richard and Susan always! May God richly bless you!

Johnnie M. Frazier, Inglewood, California

dave meeks

January 9, 2014

I knew aunt Marie since I was a teenager. Going on fifty years now. There were times I didn't see her for several years at a time. But everytime I saw her she always welcomed me in her home and took a genuine interst in me and what I was doing. Whether it was being in high school and coming over to go the the U of M football games with uncles Dick and Jerry, or dropping in out of nowhere with hair halfway down my back after hitchiking 2000 miles hungry and dirty, or just stopping by like I did the past fews years with my family. She always made me feel like family, as uncle Dick did too. Her compassion and love for animals also made her a very person. too. I'm thinking of Uncle Dick, Susan, Brian, and Milo today. We'll all miss her.

Diana Lisignoli-Cochran

January 9, 2014

Sorry to be out of town this weekend or I would certainly be there to say Good-bye to the great Lady herself. She tried to make me the best I could be. Can't say that it always worked, but Marie believed in me.
I really loved the photos, her life was full and happy.
Diana Lisignoli-Cochran