Mimi Luise Bouchée was born March 22, 1937, in King County, Seattle. She reached the age of 81 before leaving those who knew and loved her behind on April 12, 2018.
Her father, Leo Bouchée, and mother, Mimi (Morris) Bouchée, had a nickname for their new baby girl that came from a cartoon in the Sunday newspaper. Mimi was then known as “Bunky.” This continued long after the usual childhood nicknames should have passed by, and “Bunky” graduated from West Seattle High School in 1955.
She began her active role in her church by being baptized on Nov. 20, 1941, and went on to organizing and contributing to church potlucks to singing in the choir to reading Psalms in her later years. Over the years, Mimi attended Skagit Valley College enough to almost receive her associate degree in computer science. She worked several years at the Oak Harbor School District print shop and belonged to the Audubon and the genealogy societies. Her membership in the Red Cross was a source of pride for her, as well as her work with special needs classes with the Oak Harbor School District.
She loved numerous pets, went through several husbands, changed addresses twice, phone numbers three times and never moved out of her house. Bunky loved to travel, near and far. Even if it was just a several hours drive to her parents’ house, it was not just a visit, it was a trip. Her dry wit, ready laugh and big heart will be missed.
She is survived by her sister, Tricia Jensen; nephews Stephen, Michael and Andrew Jensen; great-niece Rachel Jensen; son Vance Patrick Kelly; and her grandson Quinn Giannetti Kelly.
A Celebration of Life for Mimi Bouchée will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on May 5 at 1 p.m. The church is located at 555 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. The family suggests that memorials be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and mailed to P.O. Box 2754, Oak Harbor 98277.
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel of Anacortes. To share a memory of Mimi please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com