Marion Eleanor Bohen

September 20, 1922April 11, 2018
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Marion Eleanor Bohen (Groeber), age 95, of San Antonio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born September 20, 1922, the fourth child of eight, to the late Louie and Minnie (Fix) Groeber in Albany, New York.

She married Fred Raymond Bohen in 1943, after he completed basic training with the United States Navy. At the age of 20, she traveled by boxcar for 5 days, sitting upright in a windowless train to meet her new husband in San Francisco, CA.

After the war, the newlyweds would settle in Albany, New York, and begin raising their family. She worked many years for the state of New York, having retired early to help care for her first grandchild, Lea. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Marion and her beloved husband, Fred moved to San Antonio in 2009 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. At the time of her death, she and Fred had been married 75 years.

She is preceded in death by siblings, Edward, Elsie, Eleanor, Donald and Elizabeth.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Fred; daughter, Judy (Bill) McCormack; son, Russ (Pam) Bohen; grandchildren, Lea McCormack-Robinson, Bradley (Tiffany) Bohen; great grandchildren, Riley Robinson, Jack Robinson and many close friends she considered family.

The family is receiving friends on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Interment services will be private and conducted at Fort Sam National Cemetery at a later date.

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  • Family Receiving Friends Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Interment Services are Private Sunday, April 15, 2018

Marion Eleanor Bohen

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Bob & Judy Bomer

April 16, 2018

There is a terrific celebration going on in San Antonio right now...The life of Marion Bohen is being celebrated by all who loved her and saw her as a light for others to follow...very few people will have a long life such as Marion had to make her family and friends the center of her attention...Heaven is a little brighter and exciting just because Marion has entered there with angels singing and bells ringing ...Judy and I hold the days and years so dear just for being able to know Marion...almost a century of making life better for this world is what Marion did for her family and friends we say lets celebrate a life that made a difference for people, family, and friends ...that was Marion Eleanor Bohen a ROSE by any other name.

Gene and Dot Groeber

April 15, 2018

Bud , Judy , Russ , & Families
We are so sorry for the loss your wife
Bud and the loss of your mother , Judy & Russ . Keep up your strength by remembering all the great times you all had together. I don’t believe we ever forget our loved ones !! Support each other during these tough times & remember she is always with you. She was always there for me when I needed advice & help as her “little brother”
With all our love , Gene & Dot

John & Carole Lucas

April 14, 2018

Fred, Judy, Bill and Family.
We were blessed to know Marion and are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my visits while you, Fred were repairing or advising me about golf clubs. Carole and I were amazed at how lucky you both were at Saratoga Casino. We missed you when you relocated to Texas.
All our love and condolences.

Dan Kennedy

April 14, 2018

Fred, Judy & Bill, Russ and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Marion was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I have fond memories of walking through the woods, before they put the development behind their house and mine, and stopping in unannounced when I drove by their house to visit Fred and her. A 5 minute stop easily turned into an hour visit. She was a joy to be around and a good friend for over 40 years. I think of her and Fred regularly when I drive by their Colonie house. Take good care of Fred.

Dan Kennedy

Marsha Shea

April 13, 2018

Judy, Bill, Lea and especially Fred,
I remember all the times Erin played with Lea at your (Marion and Bill’s) house during the summers after Judy, BIll and Lea had left New York State. It helped Lea and Erin to maintain their friendship over all these years. And Tom and I were so pleased that Riley and Jack were in Erin’s wedding this past summer.
Tom and Marsha Shea

Lea Robinson

April 13, 2018

Grandma, my heart is breaking not having you here. You were my role model and inspiration, and the kids and I love you and miss you so much. We will take care of Grandpa for you.