Mary Janette Bubier
April 6, 1953 – November 23, 2018
Mary Janette Yohe Bubier, age 65, of Conroe, passed away on November 23, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Memorial services will be held 2PM, Tuesday, December 11th at Metcalf Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. Mary Janette Yohe Bubier was born in Amarillo, Texas to Edward Anthony and Elizabeth Anne (Weeber) Yohe on April 6, 1953. Raised in a military family, living in Japan and various bases throughout the United States, she graduated from T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. She met her true love Craig Thane Bubier in New Orleans, Louisiana while hitchhiking with her friend Karen looking for red beans and rice during Mardi Gras in 1973. They were married in 1974. Returning to her birth state, Craig and Mary established SURVTECH Corporation and worked for 35 years surveying land in East and South Texas, her daughter and dear friend and co-owner Stephen Coe continuing that legacy with some very special co-workers whom she called family. A devoted Jehovah’s Witness and avid lover of all God’s creatures, Mary actively supported her local church and her favorite animal rescue organizations. She loved oil painting, making stained glass, and had a heavenly obsession of preserving Gods colorful flowers through photography. Mary Janette Bubier was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Betty Yohe, beloved husband Craig Thane Bubier, and son in law Steven Adrian Bodak. She is survived by her brother James Russell Yohe, daughter Season Nicole (Bubier) Bodak, grandson Thane William Bodak, nephew Thomas Craig Bubier, granddaughters Guin and Zoe Bubier, and many nieces, nephews and sweet cousins. Memorials may be given in honor of Mary Jan Bubier to: A SMART Rescue, P. O. Box 910, Spring, Texas 77383-0910, www.smartpetz.com. Even though Mary went into ICU on Thanksgiving Day, she prosed this list of thanks the week before, (we embellished it a bit) and it couldn’t be truer from our hearts as well…. “For this year I am thankful to be alive, grateful for the care that my wonderful daughter and grandson have given me and for Alondria Shantel Rodriguez-Jones, my sweet caregiver and her husband Claude Douglas Jones. This list would not be complete without mentioning Dr. Mark Joseph Hobeika, Dr. Constance M. Mobley, Dr. Ashish Saharia, and other doctors, RNs, PCAs, Techs, OT & PT, respiratory, x-ray techs, ladies of the kitchen all employed by Methodist Hospital of Houston. Lastly all, but not least in my heart, those who have sent love, wishes, cards, thoughts of healing and prayers on my behalf. I love you all and will be eternally THANKFUL to you, each and every one.”
- Tony and Betty Yohe, Parents
- Craig Thane Bubier, Husband
- Steven Adrian Bodak, Son-in-law
- Season Nicole Bodak, Daughter
- Thane William Bodak, Grandson
- James Russell Yohe, Brother
- Thomas Craig Bubier, Nephew
- Guin and Zoe Bubier, Granddaughters
- Numerous nieces, nephews, sweet cousins and other family members and friends are also left to treasure her memory.
- A SMART Rescue
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Mary Janette Bubier
Elinor Black Bell
December 10, 2018
How do I share the part of Jan that was mine? I suppose anyone attempting to describe this friendship would have difficulty compacting years of friendship into so few words. I will miss that quiet gentle smile that accompanied her great compassion. I will miss her laugh. I will miss the fire in her eyes when she saw injustice. And, yes, she saw injustice in all it's many forms. We lost touch for many years as lives became complicated. But, each time we found each other again, the conversation started up right where we had left it. In so many ways, she was my strength. I hope that I was hers, especially in this past year. She dreamed of breaking out of the hospital and traveling to visit me in St Petersburg. I always replied that "her room was ready." And it was. And it is. I feel her presence here when I walk on the beach. It is a quiet presence, doing what she has always done, giving me strength when mine is weak. We were all very fortunate to have had her in our lives.
November 29, 2018
A light has gone out.
Not a glaring, harsh spotlight that revealed our blemishes and shortcomings, but rather a soft, warm glowing light that cheered and nurtured us.
I was blessed to call Jan my friend for 42 years and during that time I knew of no person who displayed more kindness, tolerance and overall goodness. Her self-assigned purpose in life was that of a care giver and it was a mission she undertook with great zeal right up until the time she was overtaken by illness.
I was the grateful recipient of her care-giving in January of 2015 when I got sick while working away from home. I was staying in a motel in Texas City when Craig heard that I was ill and called me insisting that I come stay at his house and let his "Cookie" take care of me. I took him up on his offer and spent a week in their home under Jan's care. Although this was certainly not the only time Jan took care of me it is the time I remember best because it may well have saved my life. I was too weak to prepare or procure meals and I was growing weaker by the day but she resolved that problem by preparing three meals a day and cleaning up after me until I had regained enough strength to get myself home. I thanked her several times but I'm not sure she ever knew just how much I appreciated her efforts. I hope she did.
Jan was one of those rare people who took care of both people and animals. If every person she helped were to post a message to this site, it would take several hours to read them all. I know it sounds like a cliché, but Jan really was too good for this world. She was taken from us too soon and I especially grieve for the loss to her wonderful daughter, Season and to her grandchildren who gave her so much joy.
A light has gone out and consequently the world has become a little colder, a little darker and for me at least, a lot lonelier.