Meridian Star

Obituaries

August 31, 2012

George Daniel Bouder

MERIDIAN —     Graveside services for George Daniel Bouder will be held today, at 4 p.m., at Forrest Lawn Memory Garden with Pastor Carl White officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Bouder, 82, of Birmingham, Ala., and formerly of Meridian, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 25, 2012. He was born March 11, 1930 in Carlisle, Penn. He retired with 22 years of service as a Senior Master Sergeant from the U. S. Air Force in 1969. He was an Aircraft Crash Firefighter/Rescueman and Fire Chief, and was the recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation Award and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Mr. Bouder was the Charter Commander of American Legion Post 125 of Meridian. He was an active member of the Veteran’s organization, the La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux in Voiture 989, Local. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason of the Southern Orient in Kansas City, Mo., and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He was a financial supporter of the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Memphis, Tenn., since 1979. Mr. Bouder attended Highland Baptist Church during the time he lived in Meridian.

    Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Eloise Covington Bouder of Birmingham, Ala., and formerly of Meridian; two sons: Daniel Dwayne Bouder and his wife Phyllis of Meridian, and Steven James Bouder of Meridian; daughter, Debra Sue Losey and her husband John of Helena, Ala.; seven grandchildren: Eric Daniel, Olivia Carole, Paul Aaron, John Abraham, Maria Joy, Jessica Hope, and Steven James II; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Violet May Bouder Darhower and her husband Urie, Esther Mary Bouder Goodhart and her husband Arthur, and Mildred Florence Bouder Raudabaugh and her husband Ronald, all of Carlisle, Penn.; and a younger brother, Clark W. Bouder and his wife Marlene of Pace, Fla.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel W. and Flora Bell Shultz Bouder of Carlisle, Penn.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Memphis, Tenn.      

    The family will receive friends today, from 2 p.m. until 3:45 p.m., at the funeral home.

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