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Frederic Byron Boucher


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Frederic Byron Boucher Obituary
June 14, 1934 - February 2, 2016 Frederic Byron Boucher died, after a brief bout with cancer, in the company of his beloved daughter, Anne Lee Miotti, in Ojai, California. Fred was born in Friend, Nebraska on June 14, 1934 and was predeceased by his parents, William Byron Boucher l and Maud Adda Boucher nee Van Skike; and his former wife, Janet Lee Boucher, nee Christensen. He is survived by his three children: William Byron Boucher II of Albuquerque, NM; Anne Lee and Robert Miotti of Ojai, CA; Peter Kenderick and Dulce Boucher of Atlanta GA; his adopted son Joseph and Raymonda Mouawad of Lake Forest, CA.; and by his grandchildren Robert Earl Hill III, Dulce Elizabeth Boucher, Elena Ivette Boucher, John Colmann Boucher, Alexander Burke Miotti, Christine Jenee Boucher, Natalie Elizabeth Miotti, Dori Mouawad, and Jano Mouawad, and by his great-grandson Emilio Javier Boucher. Fred attended the University of Nebraska, where he was a member or the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, an elected brother of the Sinfonia Fraternity of America, and the Honor Society of Sigma Chi. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and his Masters of Science, putting himself through college playing his beloved trombone. Fred freelanced since 1949, and was Principal Trombone with the Lincoln Symphony for 8 years. It was at the University where he met his wife, Janet, and upon completing school they left for Berkeley, CA., where Fred did some further graduate work at UC Berkeley. He also earned his Professional Engineer in Chemical Engineering, and a spot in Who's Who of the West. He continued his love of music playing with the Berkeley Brass Quintet for 5 years, and with the First Unitarian Church of Berkeley. Fred was a Chemical Engineer with Chevron Research for 15 years, and the family moved to San Juan Capistrano, CA. Fred also consulted for the Secondary Energy Recovery Industry, but his true vocation was as a musician. Fred continued by playing with the Capistrano Valley Symphony, Second Trombone for the South Coast Symphony Orchestra, as a member of the Riviera Brass Quintet for 10 years, Bones West, and The Pageant of Our Lord at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. He performed at BASH and the OC Jazz Festival, and NAMM for many years. He had a love of theater, and was a sustaining member of the Chance Theater in Anaheim. Fred was a devoted family man, spending summers camping in Baja, and as a family was certified in scuba diving. Fred was in the Boy Scouts of America, and earned his Eagle Scout badge, and continued his love of scouting by being a Scoutmaster for Troop 12. In later years, he was a Browncoat at heart, and will be missed by many. Fred's service will be held at the San Juan Community Presbyterian Church in San Juan Capistrano at 2pm on February 28, 2016. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to The South Coast Symphony, 13642 Winthrope St., Santa Ana, CA. 92705.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2016
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