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Barbara Ruth Bohmann

August 12, 1937 October 25, 2018
Barbara Ruth Bohmann
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Obituary for Barbara Ruth Bohmann

Barbara Ruth James Bohmann, 81, formerly of Auburn, passed away on October 25, 2018, in Katy, Texas. She was born in Houston on August 12, 1937, to Ralph Lafayette James Sr. and Barbara Machala James.
In 1954, at the age of 16, she graduated from Reagan High School and was employed by the W. T. Grant chain while attending The University of Houston at night. In 1960 she wed Charles F. Bohmann and moved briefly to Charleston, S.C. and then to Montgomery, AL when he was transferred. In 1963 they moved to Auburn, AL, which was their hometown for 47 years. It was here that Barbara began her 31 year career with the Auburn University Federal Credit Union in 1966. Under her leadership the credit union grew from a one-room office in the basement of Langdon Hall to finally occupying a free-standing office building on the Auburn University campus, which she was instrumental in planning. During her tenure with the credit union, Barbara served as a Manager, President, and Chief Executive Officer.
After her retirement in 1997, she and Charles continued living in Auburn where they were members of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and were active in its community ministry. A long standing interest was the Garden Club of Alabama, which she and Charles joined in 1961, and in The Perry Garden Club in Auburn, which they joined in 1963 and have maintained membership even after moving to Houston nearly nine years ago. Barbara held numerous leadership positions in the garden club on both the local and state levels, including secretary, treasurer, and convention treasurer. For a number of years, they traveled the state of Alabama, attending district meetings to promote support of horticulture scholarships among the state’s federated garden clubs. In February, 2010 the Bohmanns relocated to a gated community for senior citizens in Katy, Texas.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Walter and Horace James, sister Jean Snell, niece Kathy James, and nephews Jimmy and John Snell.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Charles F. Bohmann, brother Ralph Lafayette James Jr. (Marilyn), many nieces and nephews, and 24 great and great-great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on 11/3/18 at 10:00 am at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77493. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to either the Barbara and Charles Bohmann Endowed Fund for Excellence, Department of Horticulture, 105 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849 or to Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5373 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493. Memorial service will be at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn Alabama on November 30, 2018 at 11:00 am.

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10:00 AM 11/3/2018 10:00:00 AM
St.Paul Episcopal Church

5373 Franz Road
Katy, Texas 77493

Memorial service will be at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn Alabama on November 30, 2018 at 11:00 am.

St.Paul Episcopal Church
5373 Franz Road Katy 77493 Texas
United States

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