Dr. James Stuart Boren Sr.

June 11, 1924March 18, 2014
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Dr. James Stuart Boren, 89, of Houston, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Dr. Boren, who practiced medicine for over 45 years and was known as "Stu" by his friends and family, was born on June 11, 1924, in Houston, Texas, to Stella Gorman and W. O. Boren. He married Virginia Ann Boren in 1946. He is preceded in death by his parents, his devoted wife of 52 years Virginia, his brother W. O. Boren, Jr., his son James Stuart Boren, Jr., and his wife Gordie Reeves Boren. Stu grew up in Houston, attended St. Anne's Catholic school, St.Thomas High School, and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame, and later he graduated from Tulane Medical School. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was in general practice for five years before moving his family to Houston in the early 1950's, where he began practice in Urological Surgery with his good friend Dr. Robert Cox, which lasted for the next thirty-five years. Stu's passion was serving his patients and loving his family. His hunting and golfing buddies always enjoyed his sense of humor and his caring and compassionate love for people.Stu is survived by his daughter Sheila M. Boren, sons Dr. John P. Boren and wife Tami Thompson Boren, Dr. Charles E. Boren and wife Cyndi Freeman Boren, grandchildren: Theresa Boyd and fiancé Keith Castilla, Carol Wilder and husband Clayton, Stuart Boyd, Dr. Todd P. Boren and wife Amy White Boren, John P. Boren Jr., Buck P. Boren, Chad Boren, Wilson Boren, Brett Boren and Paige Boren; and great-grandchildren: Lacey Wilder, Brayden Wilder, Wyatt Boren and Montgomary Claire Marie Boren. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. He will be deeply missed by his children, his grandchildren, and his friends whom he valued so greatly in life and now watches over them in spirit. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Eldridge/I-10 exit.Funeral services will be Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St.Thomas High School where he attended as did his sons and three of his grandsons. St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77007( for online giving).


  • Visitation Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 24, 2014

Dr. James Stuart Boren Sr.

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Joel Harrell

March 28, 2015

Dr. Bored took care of me for many years, and I always considered him as a good friend.

Virginia Deanna Ellis(Hilton)

March 27, 2015

Virginia Deanna Ellis(Hilton)

March 27, 2015

Virginia Deana Ellis(Hilton)

March 27, 2015

I knew Dr. Boren since I was 10 yrs. old. He did surgery on me at age 11. He was the most kind, loving, human being, I'll ever have had the pleasure to know. My heart is sickened and saddened to find out he has been taken from us. My heartfelt sympathy to you all. He will never be forgotten by me or none of my family.

Deanna Ellis

March 27, 2015

Dear Family of the most precious Dr. a child ever had the good fortune of knowing and her family as well. Dr. Boren was my Dr. back in 1965-1966 when I was 10 years old. I had been born intersexed and he was more like a Daddy to me, than my Dr. He did my surgery when I was 11 yrs. old and we kept in touch by phone or letter until I was married and in my 30's I'd guess. I did have to call him from time to time about changing prescriptions for my HRT, he was always there for me, ready to interrupt anything he was doing to talk to his "Virginia". My whole family(Dad, Mom, siblings knew him and loved him with all our hearts). I knew him in the beginning when Marty used to work for him back in the 1960's and also when Barbara Tyler worked for him. He took as good a care of me, as any father would. My family loved him so much. We still do. I have lost my Momma in 2006, my Dad is still living, he is 81, will be 82 if he lives till the 7th. day of May, 2015. My Dad and Dr. Boren were like two teenagers when they got together, when I'd go for my appt's and exams. I wanted to share my heart with you all. I hope you get this message. If you would have time, I wish you'd drop me a short note, telling me about what took him from us all. My address is: Deanna Ellis, P. O. Box 752, Anacoco, La. 71403. I paid the $29.99 to have this restored because I wanted to feel a part of his passing as I had been a part of his life. Please know he was loved by me and my whole family so very much and will never be forgotten. He meant that much and so much to me. Thank you in advance. My heart goes out to you all. I am saddened to the deepest depths of my heart about his passing. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I do hope you receive this from me. It is very important to me, that you do.

Pat Boren

January 16, 2015

My dad and Virginia were first cousins. I'm sorry that I never met this side of the family (I live in CA). Thank you for sharing photos and the lovely story of his life. I'm glad there was a lot of love and family. Would love to keep in touch with family members -- I was able to meet with Mary Helen a few times. Have lost touch with Sue and Ron Huff. Condolences to all.

Luella Caston

August 29, 2014

I am so sorry to here of the passing of Dr. Boren I worked with him for almost eight years and was not only his employee but a dear friend. He was the kindest my caring person I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He taught me so much. I will always cherish the time I spent with him.
Luella Caston (Fresno,TX)

Jim Pittfield

April 15, 2014

Sorry to hear of your loss.

April 3, 2014

i remember dr boren, he will be missed. pam van, surgery scheduling office, memorial herman southwest hospital, houston, texas

Carly Seipel

March 28, 2014

Dear John and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of your dad. Love you, Carly & Greg