Velma Lawson Boop

August 14, 1936October 10, 2020

Velma Lawson Boop, age 84 of Moffat, died Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Cornerstone Gardens. Graveside services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Moffat Cemetery with Damon Boniface officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6-8:00pm Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

Mrs. Boop was born on August 14, 1936 in Dallas, Texas to the late Luther Lawson and Irene Goode Lawson. She attended schools in Temple and graduated from Temple High School and Temple Junior College. She married Robert Boop on September 4, 1955 in Temple and Mr. Boop preceded her in death on February 9, 2012. Velma worked with her husband at Moffat Water Supply and was a member of Moffat Baptist Church. She was active in the church and the women’s Sunday school class. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Caroline Boop; and by her son-in-law, Mark Forbes.

Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Boniface and husband Damon of Moffat and Karen Forbes of Moffat; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Marsden, Cara Boniface and Malorie Montoya; one grandson, Kelly Anderson; and two great granddaughters, Persephone Marsden and Kynadie Montoya.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Mrs. Boop’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 (

Special thanks to the staff at Cornerstone Gardens for the love and care given to Mrs. Boop during her stay there.


  • Cathy Boniface (Damon), Daugther
  • Karen Forbes, Daughter
  • Elizabeth Marsden, Granddaughter
  • Cara Boniface, Granddaughter
  • Malorie Montoya, Granddaughter
  • Kelly Anderson, Grandson
  • Persephone Marsden, Great Granddaughter
  • Kynadie Montoya, Great Granddaughter

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  • Otis Welch, Active Pallbearer
  • David Holmes, Active Pallbearer
  • David Coufal, Active Pallbearer
  • Rick Haile , Active Pallbearer
  • Bruce Anderson, Active Pallbearer
  • Kelly Anderson, Active Pallbearer
  • Atlee Harmon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jerry McClung, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Edgar Bounds, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Family Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Graveside Services

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Dianna Durkee

October 20, 2020

Cathy and Karen so sorry for your loss . At least your parents are together. Kelly, Elizabeth , Malorie and Cara so sorry for your loss . She was always ready to help and a wonderful friend. She will be sorely missed.

Mary Bryce

October 14, 2020

Cathy and Karen,I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom, She was such a sweet lady and I will miss her dearly. I'm so happy I got to be apart of her life as her Hairstylist and friend.We shared lots of stories and laughs together.My condolences to your family during this difficult time.My love and prayers are with you.💞🙏

Jane Brown 217-5440

October 12, 2020

I have many memories of Velma & Boop as we experienced a lot of good times in Moffat many years ago. Those were the good old days for Fred & me. I will hold all of you in my prayers that God will give you strength and that you will feel Him in your hearts giving you His comfort. Velma was a very special lady & I know all of you will miss her. My love, Jane

Kerri Beckham

October 12, 2020

Cathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady! I enjoyed seeing her at Cornerstone and miss the last months where I couldn't visit. Sending you big hugs and prayers!

Cayle Gorden

October 12, 2020

Mrs. Boop was a kind and funny soul. She is going to be truly missed. She was loved by many and she loved many!

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