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Miriam Boehmer "Mimi" Focke

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FOCKE, Miriam Boehmer, "Mimi" Age 70, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2009. She was the beloved wife of William H. Focke and mother of Julie F. Hyde. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Emma and Norbert Francis Boehmer. Mimi is survived by her husband, William H. Focke of Dayton; daughter & son-in-law, Julie F. & Brinton L. Hyde; grandsons, Alexander L. and Samuel B. Hyde of Akron, OH. She is also survived by her brother & sister-in-law, Fredrick & Pam Boehmer of Saluda, NC; nephews, Frank Boehmer of Grapevine, TX and Jim Boehmer of Marysville, OH, and their families; aunt, Ester Roth of Dayton, OH. Mimi was born in Dayton, OH, and attended Holy Angels Grade School, Julienne High School and the University of Dayton. She was a member of St. Albert the Great Church and served on the board of the Christ Child Society. Mimi and her husband, Bill were business partners who operated and owned Miami Products and Chemical Co. from 1967 to 1986. Mimis charisma, organization and positive attitude contributed greatly to the success of the company. Mimi has been a member of the "Flyer Faithful" her whole life. Go Flyers! Mimi enjoyed gardening and was a Master Gardener. She was a gourmet cook and loved to entertain. Her positive attitude and love of laughter made life joyful for all around her. Mimi was treated for cancer and mentored many cancer patients during their treatments. A Prayer Service will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2009 at the Meyer-Boehmer & Reis Funeral Home, 1733 Brown St. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 3033 Far Hills Ave. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, September 17, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the charity of your choice. Mimis family would like to thank her extended family, friends, and caregivers for their care and support. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mem.com
Published in Dayton Daily News from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17, 2009
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