Frances-Boon-Obituary

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Frances Sowerby Boon

Roanoke, Virginia

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You will be missed. My prayers go out to the family and more to you. I loved going to the BIG HOUSE in my younger days and I can see myself so plainley there right now and you there with us. A good place to go where there wasn't any trouble going on at all because the lady that you were you wouldn't have it . May you rest in peace. I am 81 now and i remember like it was yesterday the good times I had there with my friends in the past.

Remember you living in the Big house in Highland park when we lived on Walnut Ave. Condolences to family and friends. Bill Lipscomb

Tribute for a Fine Lady - "Fanny Boon"
Many years ago, my first real job was with the Department of Parks and Recreation in Roanoke, Virginia. I had just graduated from National Business College, was twenty years old and had a lot to learn. Among those working there were Rex Mitchell, Fanny Boon, Johnny Cassell and Peggy Campbell.
Fanny Boon was a lovely, friendly and vivacious lady who always took the time to make everyone around her comfortable.
By the time Fanny...

Tribute for a Fine Lady
Many years ago my first real job was with the Department of Parks & Recreation in Roanoke, Virginia. I had just graduated from, National Business College, was twenty years old and had a lot to learn. Among those working there were Rex Mitchell, Fanny Boone, Johnny Cassell and Peggy Campbell.
Fanny Boone was a lovely, friendly and vivacious lady who always took the time to make everyone around her comfortable.
By the time Fanny started her TV...

Jimmy and family, I have so many wonderful memories of Fanny, Aunt Rachel,Aunt Bess, and Uncle John at the house at Highland Park. Fanny was always a character and made Dad {Jennings Musgrove} bring me to her television shows. She was always full of ideas and fun! Please accept my deepest sympathy on her loss.

As a kid in Roanoke during the 1950s and early 1960s I know that Fanny Boon had a positive impact on my life. I am also certain that that impact was beyond what I will ever actually know. She was part of having a great parks system in Roanoke and her television shows entertained and educated us kids in a very healthy way. I was even interviewed on her show one time because of the amount of books I read in a summer reading program at the Roanoke Library. We regretfully left Roanoke in 1965...

fanny was the greatest. she was ny cousin. so many wonderful memories of fanny and the gish house in highland park. we have kept in touch through the years. there will never be another like fanny boon. so many fond memories. I will miss her. god bless.

We love you Fanny, Heide, Tom and Steven

I remember her well. Can't believe she lived to be 99 years old. A pleasant memory from my childhood. Condolences to her family.

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Frances Sowerby (Fanny) Boon, 99, of Roanoke, died Wednesday September 4, 2013. Fanny is preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Marvin Boon; her second husband Lewis Thurman; her daughter, Rachel Boon Handy; and her son John Edward Boon, Sr. A graduate of Jefferson High School and...

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