William H Bouchard
November 11, 1927 – September 7, 2019
COLUMBIA - William Henry Bouchard, 91, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019. Born in Ogdensburg, New York on November 11, 1927, he was a son of the late Henry J. Bouchard and Mabel Austin Bouchard.
William served as a nurse anesthetist in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1976 after 20 years of service. He continued his work as a nurse anesthetist and was later an honored hospice volunteer for 14 years. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, as well as the American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his daughter, Megden A. Mollohan (Donald) of West Columbia; three grandsons, Matthew Jarod Mollohan (Nicki), Jonathan William Mollohan (Andrea) and Kevin T. Bouchard; two great-grandsons, Matthew Jarod Mollohan, Jr. and Easton Luke Mollohan; sister-in-law, Ann Bouchard. Bill leaves behind a host of devoted nieces and nephews; the beloved Goeres family; and a multitude of friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Berta Louise Bouchard; second wife, Gloria Gavett Goeres Bouchard; son, Mark J. Bouchard; brother, Robert Bouchard; and sister, Nancy Bouchard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:30p.m. Friday, Sept 13, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine St., Columbia, SC with the Rite of Committal to follow in the rose garden columbarium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 44-A Markfield Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, StJude.org.
Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
- Memorial Mass Friday, September 13, 2019
William H Bouchard
September 11, 2019
Losing someone is never easy. I grieve for all loved ones of Uncle Bill who will rejoice in his memories yet their hearts will ache. Uncle Bill....say Hi to my Dad for me. Tell him I miss him.
September 9, 2019
Dear Meg and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. I know your hearts are aching and so is mine for the loss of my dear friend, Bill. To know him was to love him and I have so many happy memories of him.
I met Bill and Gloria through Fort Jackson water aerobics years ago, and we all became good friends. Later, Bill and I spent a lot of days together at his Southbury home sorting, packing and trashing stuff before the auction. It was a lot of work but fun. He liked the house very warm and I liked it cool when I worked. One morning, he arrived before me and, when I walked in, he had on a Russian wool cap, shirt, vest and sweater - what a hoot!!! He brought coffee and biscuits every morning, and I prepared and took our lunches. Meg, I am just a phone call away if you need me.
Rest in peace, my friend!