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JOAN O'CARROLL BOUCHER Joan O'Carroll Boucher passed away peacefully October 31, 2019, at the age of 92 with family by her side in Seattle, Washington. She was born March 3, 1927, in Liverpool, England to Gertrude and Eugene Lambert. Joan studied in Great Britain and received a BS in Nursing. She began her career as a Registered Nurse/Midwife, followed by years in hospital administration. Joan married Patrick William (Bill) O'Carroll on September 8, 1951. They immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1952 and moved to Las Vegas in 1962 where Joan became part of the St. Anne's and Bishop Gorman H.S. communities. She volunteered and worked tirelessly to raise money for both schools. Joan had a deep faith in God and was a devoted Catholic. Joan loved Las Vegas and its close-knit community. In 1967, Joan was honored to be named "Best Dressed Woman in Las Vegas." Joan remarried William (Bill) Boucher on December 22, 2001, and they spent the latter part of their marriage in Seattle. Joan is survived by her children, Siobhan, Siofra (Allan), Patrick (Alison), and Sean (Janis); her siblings, May and Michael (Anne); and her grandchildren, Fiona, Daron (Michael), Devon, Siobhan, Caitlin, Kieran, Connor, and Mackenzie. Joan was preceded in death by her son, Kevin James; her first husband, Bill O'Carroll; and her second husband, Bill Boucher. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to Mirabella, the assisted living facility where Joan spent the last 18 months of her life. Checks can be made to "Mirabella Seattle", noting "Employee Appreciation Fund" and mailed to 116 Fairview Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109. Joan's family will be forever grateful for the compassion, dignity, and love the Mirabella staff gave to Joan. Joan loved and was beloved by virtually everyone whose lives she touched. To her family and friends, Joan was invariably generous, kind, patient, gracious, and always sincerely loving. She had a wonderful life, and her memory will always be held tenderly in the hearts of many. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Fri., Nov 8, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5830 Mesa Park Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Nov. 6, 2019.
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November 10, 2019
So many wonderful things can be and have been said about Joan. A truly brilliant, courageous, beautiful and elegant woman whose beauty was eclipsed only by her grace and generosity. She will also be remembered for her positive impact on the Las Vegas community. But her greatest legacy will be her amazing children. Her greatest pride and joy came from being a mother. They don't make them like Joan anymore. Rest in peace, Joan, in the Kingdom of God.
Wendy Dombrowski
November 8, 2019
Joan was such an important influence in my life. She inspired me to be my best self through her love and support. I've always felt lucky to have her in my life.
Tim Puliz
November 7, 2019
Joan was an amazing woman. I have very fond memories of her. Loved drinking tea after school with my sister, Siobhan and Siofra. She had the most delightful sense of humor. Her humor was a Godsend to me when I was delivering my first child. I was having an extremely difficult delivery and she stayed with me through it all. I still remember that day and thinking about how I could not have done it without her. My second time was easier and she had me smiling and laughing through it. I have always been forever grateful to her. She was always so elegant and beautiful and much admired. In my eyes her greatest accomplishment was raising an absolutely wonderful family whom I know loved and adored her. May she rest in God's eternal peace. Lots of thoughts and prayers to all of her family.
Susan Kring
November 6, 2019
Best Dressed surprise ..what a picture of poise and elegance ..I dont think he liked it when i was "courting" Siofra in 8th grade ..The O'Carroll were very much sought after after seeing g the MOM ..God Rest Her in Eternal Light
Bobby Fechser
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