Joan Marie Smith Bouchard, age 80, died peacefully, Monday, June 17, 2019 at her home.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Southern Pines with Rev. Linn Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12- 1:00 PM before the service at the church.

Joan was born in Poughkeepsie NY on March 21, 1939 to the late Harold and Esther Smith.  She was one of ten children.  She lived in Rhinebeck, NY from 1970 to 1998, when she moved to Aberdeen, NC. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was an avid crafter, bowler, cook, and gardener, and animal lover. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bertrand Rene Bouchard, a daughter-in-law, Pamela Jean Bouchard, 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

She is survived by her children: Mark Alan Bouchard, Sr. of Aberdeen, NC, Kelly Wilson and husband John of Aberdeen, NC, Joseph B. Bouchard and fiancé Michelle Smith of Sierra Vista, AZ, a sister: Sharron Smith of Hyde Park, NY, 6 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

The family requests that donations may be made to any charity supporting research and cures for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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