Catherine Boesen Obituary

Catherine A. Boesen
Catherine Boesen
Catherine A. Boesen

October 15, 1929 - August 12, 2008
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Catherine A. Boesen, 78, died on August 12, 2008 at her home in the arms of her loving husband, Jim. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, August 18, 2008 at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church, of which she was a charter member, with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Catherine was born in Des Moines to Frank and Katherine McKeon. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, attended Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio and graduated from Drake University with a B.A. in Spanish. She received an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Catherine was employed at the National Security Agency in Washington, D. C. She met her husband of 52 years James Boesen, Sr. while in Washington, D.C. They lived in 29 Palms, California for three years with the US Marine Corps before returning to Des Moines where they made their home and raised their family..

Catherine is survived by her husband, her six children, James (Dr. Deanna) Boesen, Jr.,
Matthew (Dr. June Beetler) Boesen, Dr. Peter V. Boesen, Clare (Michael) Cortesio, Monica (Robert) Vanden Branden, Martha (Brett) Trout; her grandchildren, Grant Boesen, Sara Boesen, Catherine, Mary Margaret and Michael Cortesio, Robbie Vanden Branden. Griffin and Lindy Trout. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Katherine McKeon, and her brother, James McKeon.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Erin Herndon, M.D., Robert Margeas, D.D.S., Thomas Buroker, D.O. and Joel Hade, M.D. for their exceptional care.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm Sunday at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church where a Vigil Service will be held at 4 pm.

The family requests Catherine be remembered with flowers.


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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Sunday, August 17, 2008
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, August 18, 2008
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, August 18, 2008