Kathryn Wilhelmy Obituary (1933 – 2022) – Yuma, AZ

Kathryn Jane Boul Wilhelmy

Sep 4, 1933 – May 22, 2022

Longtime Yuma resident Kathryn Jane Boul Wilhelmy passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the age of 88. Jane was born in Sedalia, Missouri on September 4, 1933, to Claude and Kathryn (Kuckelman) Boul.

Jane attended Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia, Missouri. She studied music at the College of St Teresa in Winona, MN and Webster College in Webster Groves, MO.

While living in St Louis, she met her future husband John Wilhelmy, then a student at St Louis University. They married in April 1955. Upon John’s graduation from dental school they moved to California while John served as a dentist in the US Navy at Camp Pendleton. In 1958 she and John settled in Yuma, Arizona.

Jane was an accomplished pianist and vocalist and had a lifelong love of music and the arts. From the time of her youth she enjoyed performing in many piano and vocal recitals, at Church events, and in Musical Theater.

Jane’s greatest love was her home and family. She was happiest when surrounded by her loved ones and many friends. The Wilhelmy home was always open for friends to stop by for a visit and was also a place of many large memorable gatherings. Friends often joined Jane around the piano while she led them in spirited renditions of the classics. She was passionate about reading, rose gardening, and loved baking special desserts and birthday cakes for her family.

Jane was a devout Catholic and a woman of great faith. She was a tireless advocate for the sanctity of human life. She always will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and faithful friend.

Jane is survived by her children Christopher (Julie) Wilhelmy, Julia Wilhelmy, Melissa (William)Gallo, Anne (David) Boers, Patricia (Minaz) Bhayani, Mary (Patrick) Rabun, Andrew Wilhelmy, Matthew Wilhelmy, Margaret (Christopher) Tuttle ; and 20 grandchildren.

Also surviving Jane are her siblings, Claude (Rita) Boul, Regina Moellenbeck, Firmin Boul, John Boul and Harry (Geraldine) Boul; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Dr John R. Wilhelmy.

Visitation at Johnson Mortuary 6:00-8:00 p.m. Rosary at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.

Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday June 3rd at 9:00 am.

Donations for the YumaCats Scholarship Program can be mailed to the following address:

UA Foundation, c/o Ricky Hernandez-, Financial Services, PO Box 210109, Tucson, AZ 85721

Checks should be made payable to YumaCats Alumni Chapter, don’t list John and Jane Wilhelmy on the memo line.

Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/obituaries/yumasun

Published by Yuma Sun on May 29, 2022.

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