ODESSA — Helen Elizabeth Boverie, 79,
resident of Odessa since 1996, passed from this life on Wednesday, April
7, 2004. She cherished her relationship with Jesus Christ and knew she
would spend eternity with him. Helen was born in Chanute, Kan., on May
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ester and Jesse Mathis. Also
preceding her was her husband, John Boverie, and grandsons, Brent and
She is survived by daughters, Sharron Koenig and husband, Walt, of Grand
River, Ohio, and by Linda Sullivan and husband, David, of Odessa. She
also has three stepsons, Jack Boverie of Kendal, Texas, John Boverie of
Denver, Colo., and Jules Boverie of Lubbock, Texas. Her only sibling is
brother, Frank Strayer, and wife, Phyllis, of Prescott, Ariz.
Grandchildren are Robert Boyd and wife, Karen, of Manchester, Md.,
Andrea Douthit and husband, Chuck, of Arlington, Texas, Jennifer Bizzell
and husband, Eddy, of Odessa, Texas, and Jason Boyd and wife, Heather,
of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
She had two great-grandchildren, Bailey Douthit and Carlee Bizzell.
The joy of her life has been her church. She was an active member of
“Young at Heart” and of her Sunday school class at Temple Baptist
Services will be held at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors in Odessa on
Saturday, April 10, 2004, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Johnny Thomason from
Temple Baptist officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial
We need not ponder death with fear,
Though what’s ahead we cannot see:
For we who put our faith in Christ
Look forward to eternity.
Services entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.