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Celebrating the life of
Jean Justice Boehm
December 06, 1924 - January 17, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Memorial Service
  • - Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

John,Diann, and family, Prayers of comfort to all of you as you remember Mrs. Boehm. May our Lord bring comfort to you all.

Michael and Lorie Floyd, Mesquite, Tx

Goodbye Mimi. Thank you for teaching me: That, done right, a BLT is the best sandwich. That peanut butter should ALWAYS be crunchy, and the best kind requires stirring. That coffee should be strong, dark and French pressed. For trying to teach me that ice cream is a food group. For trying to teach me to appreciate the Opera and Symphony. For introducing me to French Impressionism. For passing on to me your famous sigh; I promise to use exhale loud and often. Ditto for the eyebrow raise and eye-roll. For passing on to me your knack for organization. For passing on to me your love for the ballet, history and mystery novels. For playing She-Ra with me. For humoring me on the piano and with crossword puzzles. For watching us when my parents were out of town. For teaching me that there are layers and mysteries to all persons. For teaching me that "every pot has a lid" For teaching me that I won't know I don't like something until I've tried it; you're right, Brussels sprouts are delicious. And for teaching me that often, the best things in life are the simple things. These are but a few memories I will hold on to. May we all be as well respected as you were in this yearbook. I hope I've inherited even half your poise and intelligence. Thanks to my mom for doing the ancestry work to find it. ~Love, Rachel

Rachel Boehm, Alexandria, Va

To John and Diann and all the family of Jean Justice Boehm, we send you our condolences and deepest sympathy. May her memory be eternal.

Paul and Christine and Pauline and Nico and Emilie, Dubai, UAE

She was a great lady whom Margaret and I adored for fifty years. Deepest Sympathy on her loss. Jim Hutton

Jim Hutton, Houston, TX

Wish we could be there to support all of you during this time. Know that all our prayers and hopes for the future are in our hearts. Much love to the entire family. See you soon.

Laura & Bryan, Virginia Beach, VA

Although we didn't have the pleasure of knowing her that well a lot of her showed in the type of person she raised. My heart and prayers are with you.

Chris Floyd sr, Sickinson, Tx

What a beautiful tribute to your mother! Wish I could have met her and I'd say she was way before her time being a "women's libber". Good for her. She raised her children to be marvelous people. Thankful for a good life lived. We send our love and condolences.

Sue and Terry Tottenham, Austin, Texas

Born in Beaumont, she liked her coffee black as oil, thick as gumbo, and blue-blazingly hot.
In truth there was nothing lukewarm about Jean Justice Boehm, who relinquished this life in the wee hours of January 17th at the age of 91. To say that she finally succumbed doesn’t sound quite right: she wasn’t the type to succumb to anything except the occasional urge for ice cream. She was, in a word, determined.
And it was her determination as well as her questing intellect that led her to graduate Beaumont High School at the age of 16 and leave for Washington, DC to attend Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross, where she graduated in 1944. Her pursuit of learning remained with her throughout her life, and her wide-ranging intellectual curiosity fueled a passion for travel, a love of literature, and an active engagement with the arts. She regularly audited classes at Rice University, spent a “senior year” in Provence and relished her work at the Menil Foundation.
While it’s tempting to speculate what someone with her strength of mind (and character!) might have achieved in an era of expanded opportunity for women, she happily chose to devote her life to her family, and the love that she bestowed on them was as persistent and tenacious as she was. She gave them poetry as well as propriety, music as well as manners, wit as well as wisdom.
As a citizen she was quietly generous; she volunteered for many organizations—particularly in arts education—and was always quick to help friends and neighbors.
She is preceded in death by her parents Philip Syng Justice and Luetta Wiess Justice and her brother Philip Syng Justice, Jr., and is survived by her sister Ann McLendon, her husband of sixty-seven years John C. Boehm, children John, Philip and Barbara, five grandchildren and several kin, as well as numerous servers at local establishments who upon spotting her arrival knew exactly which chair she wanted and how she liked her coffee. We miss her deeply.
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The family would like to thank all who helped care for her in recent months, particularly Elsa Duarte Aspera, Angela Covarrubio and the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Holly Hall, Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016 at one o’clock in the afternoon at the Bradshaw-Carter Home. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Menil Collection at www.menil.org/support.
And when the occasion arises, raise a nice glass of wine in memory of Jean Justice Boehm.

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Candle tribute lit by Michael and Lorie Floyd — Texas

John,Diann, and family, Prayers of comfort to all of you as you remember Mrs. Boehm. May our Lord bring comfort to you all.

Michael and Lorie Floyd, Mesquite, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Rachel Boehm — Virginia

Goodbye Mimi. Thank you for teaching me: That, done right, a BLT is the best sandwich. That peanut butter should ALWAYS be crunchy, and the best kind requires stirring. That coffee should be strong, dark and French pressed. For trying to teach me that ice cream is a food group. For trying to teach me to appreciate the Opera and Symphony. For introducing me to French Impressionism. For passing on to me your famous sigh; I promise to use exhale loud and often. Ditto for the eyebrow raise and eye-roll. For passing on to me your knack for organization. For passing on to me your love for the ballet, history and mystery novels. For playing She-Ra with me. For humoring me on the piano and with crossword puzzles. For watching us when my parents were out of town. For teaching me that there are layers and mysteries to all persons. For teaching me that "every pot has a lid" For teaching me that I won't know I don't like something until I've tried it; you're right, Brussels sprouts are delicious. And for teaching me that often, the best things in life are the simple things. These are but a few memories I will hold on to. May we all be as well respected as you were in this yearbook. I hope I've inherited even half your poise and intelligence. Thanks to my mom for doing the ancestry work to find it. ~Love, Rachel

Rachel Boehm, Alexandria, Va

To John and Diann and all the family of Jean Justice Boehm, we send you our condolences and deepest sympathy. May her memory be eternal.

Paul and Christine and Pauline and Nico and Emilie, Dubai, UAE

She was a great lady whom Margaret and I adored for fifty years. Deepest Sympathy on her loss. Jim Hutton

Jim Hutton, Houston, TX

Wish we could be there to support all of you during this time. Know that all our prayers and hopes for the future are in our hearts. Much love to the entire family. See you soon.

Laura & Bryan, Virginia Beach, VA

Although we didn't have the pleasure of knowing her that well a lot of her showed in the type of person she raised. My heart and prayers are with you.

Chris Floyd sr, Sickinson, Tx

What a beautiful tribute to your mother! Wish I could have met her and I'd say she was way before her time being a "women's libber". Good for her. She raised her children to be marvelous people. Thankful for a good life lived. We send our love and condolences.

Sue and Terry Tottenham, Austin, Texas


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