Barbara Bougher Obituary

Barbara Jean Bougher
Barbara Bougher
Barbara Jean Bougher

June 27, 1938 - October 8, 2017
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Clive, Iowa
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Barbara Jean (Elder) Bougher, 79, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 8, 2017, while surrounded by her family. She was born on June 27, 1938 in Des Moines, to Richard Gordon Elder and Helen Yvonne Humeston Elder. She married Harry (Bud) Kenneth Bougher, Jr. on February 16, 1957, and together they had 5 children: Kirk D. Bougher of Milwaukee, WI, Kimberly D. Bougher of West Des Moines, Kraig D. Bougher (Desiree) of Papillion, NE, Kandra D. Brock (James) of Batesburg, SC and Harry Kenneth Bougher III (Rachel) of West Des Moines.

Barbara was a 1956 graduate of East High School and also attended Open Bible College.Barbara retired after 27 years with Quest Communication, and she was also employed with Dahl’s Foods.

While Barbara was devoted to her earthly family, she also loved and served Jesus with all her heart. She was actively involved in her church, choir, missions trips, Griefshare, and several years as a Sunday School teacher. She wanted all people she met to know Jesus and to know that heaven was real and that the only way to heaven is through Jesus. Barbara was our prayer warrior and believed in the power of prayer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Jared Elder and Dennis Elder, and in-laws, Harry Sr. and Vera Bougher. She is survived by her five children and twelve grandchildren, Tessa Yackle (Andy), Kasandra Hufford (Bryan), Sommer Novak (Scott), Stephen Bougher (Kori), Winters Bougher, Diana Christensen (Tanner), Graham Brock, Mackenzie Bougher, Abbyann Reynolds (James), Olivia Brock, Allyson Bougher and Isaiah Brock; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Yvonne Elder Norman and Cyndi (Jerry) Bernhardt; brothers, Timothy (Brenda) Elder, Harry (Nancy) Elder and Kevin (Cindy) Elder; sister-in-laws, Judi Elder and Jean (Alan) Ohlerking-Flower; brother-in-laws, Stephen Bougher and Tom (Jan) Bougher, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at New Hope Assembly of God, 4425 70th Street, Urbandale, on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The visitation will be from 5:00pm-6:30pm, with a celebration service immediately following the visitation at 6:30pm.

The family would like to thank Woodlands Creek Retirement staff and Unitypoint Hospice staff for their devoted and tender care of our mother and grandmother. Thank you will never be enough.

Memorial contributions may be directed to New Hope Assembly of God, in loving memory of Barbara.


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New Hope Assembly of God Church
4425 70th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
New Hope Assembly of God Church
4425 70th Street
Urbandale, IA USA 50322
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 PM
Oakwood Cemetery-Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, IA US
Friday, October 13, 2017
10:00 AM


New Hope Assembly of God Church
4425 - 70th Street
Urbandale, IA USA 50322