Bernadine "Boots" J Borer Bancroft

June 25, 1925June 21, 2013
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Bernadine “Boots” Bancroft, passed away on June 21, 2013 at the age of 87 after a wonderful life that centered around her family, friends, and devout faith.

Boots was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 25, 1925 along with her twin brother “Buddy”, who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II in the hedgerows of Normandy shortly after D-Day.

Boots also rejoins her husband, Art, in Heaven’s embrace continuing their eternal life together beyond their 64 years on earth. Boots was devoted to her faith in God and His only Son, Jesus, through her many volunteer efforts with the Catholic church including leading several women’s organizations in the Houston-Galveston Diocese.

Boots is survived by her children, Bernard, David, Dale, Michael, and Janice; daughters-in-law, Marilyn, Mary, Diana and Glinda; son-in-law, Kevin; grandchildren, Stephen, Sharon, Tasha, Jason, Michael, Mitchel, Ryan, Kevin, Lisha, Sean, Stacy, Kyle, Travis, and Megan; and 17 great grandchildren, and, close family friend, Felix. Boots is also reunited with her other predeceased brothers, Curtis and Jimmy Borer, and granddaughter, Bridget.

Friends are invited to attend a rosary service and visit with the family from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Earthman Funeral Directors in the Hunters Creek Chapel, 8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 28, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St., Houston, TX 77007. Boots will be buried at the Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery next to Art following a funeral service at St. Theresa Catholic Church located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038


Bernadine "Boots" J Borer Bancroft

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carmen rivera

June 28, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Michael Kloss

June 28, 2013

Bernard and Bancroft Family,
May God give you peace and comfort during this time of loss. You and your family are in our prayers now and in the future. God bless your mother, you, and your family with all that is good, now and always.

June 27, 2013

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

Janice Gillespie

June 27, 2013

Dearest mom, you were the best mom any child could hope for. Our childhood years were so much fun mostly because of you. You were a great confidant as we kids grew into adults. Thank you for teaching us to know right from wrong and to know God. The word "stranger" was not in your vocabulary as you made everyone feel you kindness and friendly ways. I miss your gorgeous smile, dancing eyes and the touch of your hand. You are so beautiful in life and in spirit. I'll always remember you and think of you often. You are my dearest friend and I love you mom. Thank you for leaving your wonderful footprints through your exemplary life.
Put in a good word for us all with Jesus and I'll be seeing you soon enough.
Your Daughter,
Janice XO...

Danny & Sharon Hamlin

June 27, 2013

Dear Bancroft Family,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of your much loved mother/grandmother. She was always smiling: very welcoming to all & radiating sunshine everywhere she went. May the peace of God comfort you at this time.

June 27, 2013

Victor and I extend to Dale and his family our condolences.

Jo Ann Lucas

June 27, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss. Boots was a great lady and I'm sorry that I did not see her more often.
Jo Ann Vaden Lucas, 1510 Whispering Pines

June 26, 2013

My condolences to your family during this time of grief.

Tasha Negrete-Larkin

June 26, 2013

Gigi, you will forever remain in my heart. You are such a special person to me and my children. I will always think of you with a smile. We had so much fun with you growing up, trips to the beach, Sunday dinners, the pool, holidays. You made that a special time for us. THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU!

Harley Negrete

June 26, 2013

Dear Gigi
I love you so much....and I'm going to miss you a lot also! My mom told me the story of when I was born and how you were so excited that you made a room for me and bought me at least a billion pink out fits. I also remember you always wanting me to spend the night, I wish I could have spent the night over more! We were all so blessed to of had you in our lives. I hope I will grow up to be such a kind beautiful and loving woman like you were! I'm sure your having a blast in heaven with paw paw, Bridget and Your brother! I can't wait to see you again!
Love Harley