October 14, 1938 ~ August 15, 2012
Born in: Buffalo, NY,
Resided in: Arden, NC
Lucille E. Boettcher, 73, passed on August 15, 2012 after a long illness. Born Lucille Jane Eaton on October 14, 1938 in Buffalo, New York, she received her undergraduate degree from Milwaukee Downer College. Lucille was a long-time resident of the Asheville area where she will be remembered by many for her energy and dedication to education. Mrs. Boettcher taught 8th grade mathematics for years at Valley Springs Middle School and then transferred that energy to support the teachers of Buncombe County Schools as a computer technology coordinator. She touched the lives of many young women with her enthusiasm, creativity and friendship through Girl Scouts. Lucille is survived by her husband Clifford Boettcher of Arden, son Todd Boettcher of Arden, daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Douglas Yerkes of Chicago, Illinois and three beloved grandchildren William, Aidan and Margaret. Condolences accepted by the family at grocefuneralhome.com. Personal remembrances of Lucille welcome in the Tribute created under her name at www.alz.org/join_the_cause_tributes.asp.
Mrs Boettcher was the biggest influence in my life as my Girl Scout Leader during middle school. She taught me many skills, increased my confidence, and helped make me who I am. The world was lucky to have her. My love goes out to Mr Boettcher, Todd and Elizabeth. Dee Dee
Lucille was a dedicated teacher who wanted the best for all her students. She was liked and respected by all,and will be remembered as an outstanding teacher.friend, and family member.
Clifford: I am sorry to hear of your love one. May the Lord bless and comfort you and the family in these hours. Don Thomas
I am so saddened to hear of Mrs.Boettcher’s passing. She influenced me throughout my life: as an algebra teacher in 8th grade, a friend’s mom, band mom, and as a technology teacher and support person when I became a teacher. She will truly be missed and always respected. Elizabeth, Todd, and Mr. Boettcher you will remain in my prayers.
Some of my fondest girl scout memories are the years that I spent with Mrs. Boettcher as my scout leader. She was a lovely person and I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She touched many young lives in such a positive and caring way and will be missed.
Cliff, Our prayers and thoughts are with You and Your Family at this diffcult time.
Lucille Boettcher was the heart and soul of computer technology at Buncombe County schools for many years. She spent countless hours helping teachers integrate computer instruction into the classroom. Through her patience and guidance, many teachers received a strong foundation in computer technology which they passed on to their students. She will forever hold a place of importance in Buncombe County Schools. I truly am grateful to have been able to work with Lucille Boettcher. My sympathy goes out to her family.
Cliff: I’m so sorry to to read of your wife passing. I extended my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Cliff and family: So many thoughts and memories. We introduced you to Lucille when she was at Downer – spent fun times with you both before U moved to NC. She has made a mark that we and many others will not forget— now you and your family must move on. I hope to see you more often and will call you today. Our best to all of you. James Davis Laurel, MD.
Cliff and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We have many fond memories to cherish of Lucille… from our days at Milwaukee-Downer College, college reunions, and during our married lives. She lived a full and productive life with many interests and skills to share. We’ll be in touch soon!
To Cliff and Family, I stood up at your wedding 50 years ago, and wish I was there to stand up with you now. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time, and can only pray that you now have peace and super memories after a long difficult trial. Lucy is now at peace and in a wonderful place that we all will be in one day too.
CLIFF, JUDY AND I ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND ALL YOU’R FAMILY AT THIS TIME. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN YOU’R TIME OF GRIEF.
Lucille was blessed with many talents which she shared with students, teachers and family. My prayers are with you, Todd, Elizabeth and your dad, during this difficult time.
Mr. Boettcher, please accept our sympathies in the loss of your wife. Gary and Linda Parris (Parris Janitorial Service).
Cliff, Please know that we share in your sorrow. We could not have better neighbors. We are grateful for the kindnesses Lucille and you have generously shared with our family over the years.
May God bless and comfort you and your family with His peace and love at this time of your loss.
Amy and Andy
I was so sorry to learn the sad news about Lucille. She was such a personable lady. My thoughts are with you.
A great teacher to us all. My prayers are with the family.
Cliff, Elizabeth, Todd, so sorry for the passing of your wife/mother, Just know that she will always be in your heart and that she is in a better place. May the Lord bless and keep you all in this time of sorry.
Cliff, Todd & Elizabeth – Lucille was a wonderful Girl Scout Leader, Teacher, Friend and Neighbor, who had a positive influence on all of our family. She was kind, encouraging and helpful to everyone she came into contact with and we will miss her beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.