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Carol Anne Boucha

July 27, 1952 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 67)
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Carol Anne Boucha, 67, lost her fierce battle with cancer in Green, Ohio on August 8, 2019.

Carol was preceded in death by husband Howard C. Boucha, Newcomerstown; daughters Renée (Boucha) Onesti of Green, OH and Nicole (Boucha) Montgomery of Wilmington, NC; sons-in-law Todd Onesti and Jeff Montgomery; the love of her life, grandbaby Mila Rose Montgomery; Goddaughter, Devon (Cisek) Pollich of Las Vegas, NV; brothers Gerald (Jerry) Cisek of Mt. Dora, FL and James (Jimmy) Cisek of Canton, MI; and cousin/sister Barbara (Milewski) Amin of Livonia, MI. She also has many friends and family in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Las Vegas. One of her greatest treasures were her friends: Janet, Judy, Debbie, Sue, Paula, Kay, Jeff S, Laura, Louis, Ray, Sherley, Cathy, Harley and Patty.

Carol was born on July 27, 1952 and raised in Dearborn, Michigan by her parents, Edward and Wanda (Kurdziel) Cisek. She attended Bishop Burgess High School and was part of the first graduating class in 1970. One of her greatest experiences after high school was spending the summer in Europe studying art and architecture.

Carol married Howard C. Boucha on September 11, 1976. They relocated to Southeast Ohio in 1978, inspired to try farm life by friends who’d done the same 2 years earlier. Though a suburbanite her entire life, Carol quickly adapted to farm life: gardening and preserving what she grew, and raising an impressive menagerie of farm animals: Bunkie the horse, Gee Gee the goat, Miss Piggy the pig and tons of cows, chickens, ducks, cats, and sheep. All the while she and Howard remodeled their very old—and very much in disrepair—farmhouse. Carol did love country living, and only moved to town out of necessity, upon the death of Howard in 1988. She lived in Guernsey/Newcomerstown, OH for 40 years and became a snowbird migrating down to Mt. Dora, FL with her brother, Jerry, in 2015.

She loved the theater including ballet and Shakespeare. She saw the Royal Ballet, Yule Brenner in the King and I, Felisha Rishard in Jelly’s Last Jam, Startford-Upon-Avon, and Oberammergau (the Passion Play that is only performed once every 10 year) in Germany. Carol even wrote a play for the Newcomerstown festival.

Carol was the impetus behind several community projects but none more popular or successful than the “Sweethearts Follies.” Thousands of people were involved and thousands of dollars were raised for the town. Carol was chairman for the first several years and handled either publicity, promotions or programs through 1991. She was always in the dance numbers and skits. Her daughters, Renée and Nicole, were also on stage in the Follies.

While raising her girls in Newcomerstown, Carol was a Girl Scout leader and Catechism teacher. She was a “Mom” to many of the girls’ friends who would stay the night and became part of the family. She worked at the Newcomerstown News until 1991 as a Sales Representative and the person in charge of loud laughter and mayhem.

Carol began working at Halo Branded Solutions, Sterling, IL and stayed for 28 years as the Calendar Marketing Coordinator. She loved her career and the company she worked for. One of her many adventures through her career was being a judge for the Indi 500 Concourse Car Show and rode the Indi 500 race track in a 1934 Cord. She enjoyed working with the artists and photographers from around the world, sales account representatives, and supplier account representatives across the country; and she felt she had the best boss and co-workers anyone could ask for.

In 2015 Carol became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Falls Chapter #245 and the Mt. Dora Art League.

She was passionate about many things including gardening, cooking, painting, shoes, and all things “girlie.” She loved talking to strangers and could become great friends with anyone in minutes. She sincerely cared about everyone around her.

A recitation of the Rosary will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Craftsmans Park, 4450 Rex Lake Rd, Akron, Ohio 44319. An Eastern Star service will be conducted by Falls Chapter O.E.S # 245 at 3 p.m. followed by a memorial service with Fr. Michael B. Smith officiating. A reception and dinner will follow. Private burial will be held at Newcomerstown Cemetery with Fr. Victor Wesolowski officiating.

In leu of flowers, Carol had requested donations be sent to Loggerhead Marinelife Center, an organization near and dear to her heart. All donations made in the name of Carol Boucha will be used to purchase identification tags for nesting, female sea turtles. Researchers place these tags on the sea turtle during the egg laying process as a source of external identification. The tags can be seen when turtle return to nest in future years. The data can be collected on each individual turtle to help learn about the species as a whole. Thank you for your donation.

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Type of Donation “In Memory Of”

If you type Carol Boucha in the “Name of the person” all donations will be sent to the project mentioned above. Checks can be made out to Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Memo: Carol Boucha Loggerhead Marinelife Center

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Donations may be made to:

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
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