John William Bouvy

b. 27 March 1920, d. 20 December 1999
  • John William Bouvy was born on 27 March 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • He was known as Jack.
  • A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
  • William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included John William Bouvy, Norman Albert Bouvy, Romain Bouvy and Ruth Helen Bouvy.
  • William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2615 Lockport Road. Other members of the household included John William Bouvy, Norman Albert Bouvy and Ruth Helen Bouvy.
  • He was employed as a chemist by a chemical plant, according to the 1940 census.
  • The following appeared on 10 May 1943 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: William Bouvy, of the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Guard Force, wears on his uniform the service ribbons of two wars, an expert marksman’s medal and, on his collar, the chaplain’s cross. He can hit a dime at 50 yards with his pistol or, when called upon, he can act as a messenger of goodwill as a minister of the gospel.
         Mr. Bouvy came to the Ordnance plant at Modeltown, N. Y., because he had a vision of the service that he could perform as a chaplain of the guard. His regular guard’s duties in the Examination House enable him to meet many employees. His time is also spent calling upon hospital patients and counseling employees that ask his guidance. He is non-sectarian and anxious to perform whatever service he can as a minister. “I like meeting all people and taling with them,” he says, “and hope that we can organize some discussion groups later on.”
         As a hobby, Mr. Bouvy claims music and guns which he has been collecting for many years. He has been a member of the Niagara Falls Veterans’ Revolver and Pistol club for 25 years and, in addition, shoots on Lake Ontario’s pistol range with the Guards. His Army Service record includes the Mexican border campaign and World War service in the Coast Artillery. After the last war, Mr. Bouvy remained in the army for some years and then took up evangelistic work and his ministerial duties.
         At home, he says, the family makes up its own orchestra, each playing a different musical instrument. For a time the family members played together while doing church work in various communities. At present, however, the Bouvy’s are all out for the war effort. One son is on Atlantic convoy duty with the navy, another is with the marines while Mrs. Bouvy is working in war industry and their daughter is attending school and working.
  • He married June Marie Sausser, daughter of Edward Sausser and Dolly Olive Weingart, on 2 December 1945 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, by license issued 27 November, with S. A. Candow officiating. According to the marriage record, this was the groom's first marriage, and the bride's second..
  • The following appeared on 28 December 1945 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. James Sausser of Venice, Calif., announce the marriage of their daughter, June Mary, to T. Sgt. Jack W. Bouvy, U. S. M. C., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bouvy, 2761 Lockport street, this city.
         The ceremony was performed at the Lutheran church of the Master, the Rev. S. A. Candow officiating.
         The bride wore a turquoise blue dressmaker suit complemented by fuscia accessories. Her corsage was of white orchids.
         Attending the bride was Mrs. Bradbury Payne, who was attired in a blue suit accented by a corsage of bridesmaids roses.
         Mr. Don E. Rizon served as the best man.
         A wedding supper followed in Hollywood, after which the couple left by train for a honeymoon in this city.
  • The following appeared on 30 July 1952 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Lt. and Mrs. Jack Bouvy and family and Mr. and Mrs. William Bouvy, formerly of this city, are vacationing at Sequoia National park, Calif.
  • The following appeared on 22 December 1992 in The Press-Enterprise: Services were held yesterday for Norman A. Bouvy, 70, who died Thursday of respiratory failure at his home.
         Burial followed in Riverside National Cemetery.
         Miller-Jones Mortuary of Sun City handled the arrangements.
         Mr. Bouvy was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and had been a Sun City resident for three years. He was a police office in Long Beach for 17 years, and worked for a school district in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for 20 years. He served in the Navy from 1942 until 1945.
         Mr. Bouvy is survived by a son, Michael, of Rancho Santa Margarite; two grandchildren; a brother, Jack Bouvy of Columbia S.C; and a sister Ruth Robertshaw of Sun City.
  • John William Bouvy died on 20 December 1999 at age 79 in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, at Palmetto Richland Hospital.
  • June Marie Sausser became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 22 December 1999 in The State: (Columbia) Funeral service for Mr. Jack William Bouvy, 79, of Columbia, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 1999 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Mausoleum Chapel, conducted by the Reverend Mr. J. Harry Crout. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Shives Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln., Columbia, SC 29210.
         Mr. Bouvy died Sunday, December 19, 1999 in Palmetto Richland Hospital. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was a son of the late William Bouvy and Norma Hoffman Bouvy. He was a U.S. Marines Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of I.E.E.E., Marine Corp. Assoc., American Motorcycle Assoc., Retired Officers Assoc. and was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church.
         Surviving are his wife, June Mary Sausser Bouvy of Columbia, daughters, Treasure B. Charlan, April B. Baker, both of Columbia; son, William J. Bouvy of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Robertshaw of Kennewick, Wash.
  • Last Edited: 17 Oct 2015

Family: June Marie Sausser b. 2 June 1922, d. 15 December 2003