10/20/1970 ~ 10/3/2011|
Joe Boehme left us this week while in the place he loved most, the mountains outside of Panguitch, Utah on a "damned good day to say the least". Joe was born in Bountiful to Don and Janet Boehme. He went to Woods Cross High where he was the last Drum Major for the Woods Cross marching band in its heyday. He then took his talents to the Concord Blue Devils and the University of Utah. Then "one day at band camp", he met the love of his life, Stephanie D. Holbrook. Their son, PFC Derrik Matthew Boehme, and daughter "Princess" Erin D. Boehme, were constant sources of pride. With a strong back and a stronger heart, he worked for Smith's Warehouse in Layton for 20 years to support his family he loves. In his free time, he took care of his chickens and tended a large garden. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved camping, hunting and fishing. What he loved most was family, friends, and laughing. He was selfless to a fault. He'd give you the shirt off his back, and buy you an extra. He always managed to hit every red light. Joe is remembered around the world for his smile, his laughter, and his great hugs. He was amazing with children, and beloved by his nieces and nephews. Joe was quick to love, and was always telling people he loved them.
He was striving every day to be more and more like his Dad and his brother Matt. He was fiercely patriotic and a proud supporter of the Armed Forces.
He will be missed by many friends and family. "Don't cry, be strong." - Joe
Funeral services will be Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Myers Mortuary, 250 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, where family and friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Syracuse City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2011