Bobbette Marie Gassen Alo Boomer
In Loving Memory of Bobbette Marie (Gassen Alo) Boomer.
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we report the passing of our beloved mother, Bobbette. At the age of 91, she died peacefully in her home on the morning of August 16, 2023. Her departure has left an enormous hole in our lives, but we will always remember her in our hearts and in the way we laugh.
Love, compassion, and meaningful work defined Bobbette’s life. Always cheerful and friendly, she enjoyed meeting everyone. Her kind and generous spirit made her a “ray of sunshine” who touched many lives and left an indelible impression on those who knew her.
She was a loving and thoughtful mother who took great pride in her role as Mom and Grandma/Meema. She is survived by her daughter, TariAnn Thompson, of Onalaska, Wisconsin; her sons, Scott (Jesse) Alo of West Salem, Wisconsin, and Keli (Katrina) Alo of Waterford, Michigan; her five granddaughters, Taylor Thompson, Jessica Alo, Brianne Alo, Lauren Alo, and Alexis Alo; her four step-grandchildren, Charlie, Ella, Oliver, and Owen McKinney; and her brother, Reginald (Catherine) Gassen of Key West, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Boomer, son Mark Alo, her parents Mathias and Jessica (Cotrill) Gassen, her brother Mathias Gassen Jr., her sister Adeline (Gassen) Wetsch, and her twin brother Robert Gassen.
Bobbette was a free spirit who was always interested in learning more about the world. As a passionate traveler, she went on many adventures where she saw the beauty of nature and experienced new cultures and people. People were drawn to her because of how happy, bold, and accepting she was. She reminded us all to enjoy the beauty of the world and to cherish each day completely. Until her passing, she gave us the gift of laughter. When she was ready to depart on her journey, she said something that will be remembered forever: “This isn’t like the movies. In the movies, it doesn’t go so slowly”. During this moment she was able to laugh at herself and give the gift of humor to her family.
As we say our final goodbyes to her, let us remember her fondly, celebrating the life she lived, the love she shared, and the memories she created. May we remember her stories of her travels with RB and friends, the smell from her kitchen baking for someone special, hosting gatherings, competing at bridge and 500, trying to play golf, singing the Happy Birthday song off tune as a favorite birthday gift from Mom/Meema, and creating award winning cross-stitch art as an expression of her inner artistic light.
Though we mourn her loss, let us find comfort in knowing that Mom’s/Meema’s spirit will live on through the memories we hold dear. Her legacy of love and kindness will forever inspire us to live fully and compassionately.
Rest in peace, you will be deeply missed, but your spirit will continue to shine brightly in our hearts.
A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Bobbette will be held on August 26, 2023. Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am with services from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at The Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI. A zoom will be shown during service please have the zoom app and click this link.…..link
Family, friends, and all those touched by her presence are welcome to join us in bidding her farewell and sharing cherished memories.