Curry Jo Boesch


Curry Jo Boesch

Curry Jo Boesch, teacher and businesswoman, died on Monday, April 28, 2008, after a recent series of illnesses. She was born on July 21, 1924 in Mexia, Texas to Curry and Ethel McElroy.

She attended Baylor University and Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving Bachelors and Masters Degrees. While at Baylor, she met Gus Boesch, an Aggie from Whitney, Texas. In 1943, they were married and she moved to Lufkin during World War II.

She taught school in Lufkin Independent Schools for 35 years. She retired from teaching in 1984, and after the death of her husband, Gus, in 1990, assumed proprietorship of Boesch Farm Realty, which she operated until the time of her death.

Mrs. Boesch was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary teachers' sorority, a charter member of Lufkin Service League and The Sewing Club. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lufkin, where she was a longtime member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher and in leadership positions over the years. She loved music, travel, reading and had a wide variety of friends and interests.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gus and Martha Boesch of Claremont, California; nieces and nephew, Julie Castleberry, Jill Adams, both of Lufkin, Jan Showers and Steve Smith, both of Hillsboro; other family members; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Cooper Castleberry, Trey Castleberry, David Bradford, Joe Taylor, Lawrence (Sparky) Sparks and Jay Perry.

Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Boesch's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lufkin, 106 E. Bremond, Lufkin, Texas 75901; Kurth Memorial Library, 706 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75901; or to the charity of your choice.

Services for Mrs. Boesch will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Lufkin, with Dr. Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; Philip Snead, director