Dr. Wesley Warren Boucher, affectionately known as 'Wes', 'Boog', and 'Papa', 81, of Pueblo, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 5, 2013. Wes was born and raised in Colorado Springs and graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1949, and Colorado College in 1953. He attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine and upon graduation in 1957, joined the US Navy and served as a physician in San Diego, Guam and Oakland. After leaving the military in 1966, he settled in Pueblo to practice urology and at one time served as President of the Colorado Medical Society. Wes enjoyed golfing, travel, and cherished time with family and friends. He spent his summers in Gunnison where you could find him on his orange and blue 'Dan Reeves' golf cart at Dos Rios golf course. In recent years he found the joys of the internet and spent many long nights surfing and sending golf and political jokes to family and friends. Wes is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Sally; his children, Jon (Lou Ann) Boucher of Colombia, Missouri, Michelle (Steven) Gjerde of Pueblo, Paul (Kathy) Boucher of Parker, Brett (Jennifer) Boucher of Pueblo and Blake Boucher of Pueblo; his adoring grandchildren, Claire (Tony) Emmerich, Megan (Zach) Soper, Abby and Jon Paul Gjerde, Jenne, Andrew (Alix), Sarah, Becky and Wesley Boucher; and a great grandchild, Zach Emmerich. Also survived by two siblings, Stanley and Gary Boucher; as well as numerous friends, golf buddies, and former physician colleagues. The family would like to thank Dr. James Stjernholm and Dr. Chris T. Stjernholm for their care and attention over the past several years. Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of his life is being planned. In lieu of food or flowers, please send donations to Pueblo Animal Services at 4600 Eagleridge Circle, Pueblo, CO 81008, in care of Dr. Wesley Boucher and his beloved dog, Zack. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To the Boucher Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of you father Dr. Boucher. Our family wlll keep you in our prayers as you go through this very diificult time. Remember to cherish the memories of a fine father, husband, Dr., and friend. Those memories will keep you strong and live with you forever. Rose, Debbie, David and Craig

  2. Dear Boucher Family: We were so sorry to hear about Dr. Boucher. May you all know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers, we know its so hard to let someone go who means so much to so many people but you all have wonderful memories to warm your hearts as well as ours. Love, your old neighbors, Doug, Deann, Ryan and Abbey Strain

  3. Sally and family, we are sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Wes. Your family was a big part of our family growing up in Pueblo. We all want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary DeLeon. Steamboat Springs, CO

  4. Dear Boucher Family – My sincere condolences to all of you. I was so saddened to hear about your loss. I hope you’re able to find comfort from each other and your many friends that care so much about you. Love, Claire (Thomas) Brown

  5. Dear Sally and Family — we send our thoughts and prayers to the family at this sad time. May the comfort of memories give you strength to face your loss. Over the years I have kept up through my sister, Marge and will miss the electronic contacts. Love — Francine and Biff from NC

  6. Dear Sally – I was so sad to hear of Wes’ passing. My first memories are of the Bouchers and Hills, almost 60 years ago, partying at the house on Albion – with lots of jokes and laughter. I will always carry with me the memory of Wes’ great smile and laughter, and his kind kind heart. Love to all the Bouchers. – Kenda Hills Singer & family

  7. We have many happy memories of the Boucher Family, It warms our hearts to think of the good times our children shared.
    Wes & Louise Colvin

  8. Loved spending time with Wes at our family reunions. Always appreciated the items he sent to Mom via email that she would then share with me. Had many of the same opinions and sense of humor. Will miss him.

  9. Wes is our dear brother-in-law. Having him in our life as part of our family is one of the real treasures we have. I had the joy and privilege of making Sally’s wedding dress when they were married and watching how their life unfolded will always be part of our memories. What a rich life he had and we’re grateful for that. Almost a shock to realize he was 81 because he and Sally were always the “kids” to us. We just remember the great person he was and that brings smiles. He will be missed but remembered for always.
    Del and Podge Green, Albuquerque, NM

  10. Dear Bouchers,

    I am very sad to hear of Wes’s passing. I remember everything about him fondly from growing up around your kids to seeing him at St Mary Corwin. What happy times those were. He made his mark and he will be missed.

    Amy Overstake Sheehan

  11. Boucher Family–we had the privilege of knowing Wes through our family Neil & Jackie Wood in Gunnison. He was always so much fun to be around and added so much to our visits there. He and Sally were most gracious in their hospitality and in helping out. We know how much he loved the Gunni valley and the entertainment of fishing, golfing and sightseeing. It will not be the same not seeing him up there, but know that he is rejoicing in heaven. Sally and family–please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Mark and Kim Green
    Lubbock, Tx

  12. Approximately 23 years ago, I had the good fortune to meet Jon Boucher and Paul Boucher at the Colorado School of Mines. We became Fraternity Brothers, but much more than that, we grew to become family. Paul and I were in each other’s weddings and through our friendship I was blessed to become dear friends with the whole Boucher Clan.
    I found Dr. Wes to be one of the most generous, funny, intelligent and toughest men I ever had the opportunity to meet. Getting to know all of the Bouchers has enrichened me and my family. We can go months or years without seeing each other and pick right up where we left off. Genuine people lead to genuine friends and there is no greater gift than to have people you can count on and trust in.

    I trust in the knowledge that to know the Bouchers is to know a family who is not only genuine, but is full of life, fun and pure happiness.
    Thank you for allowing me to be part of your family and please know that I am a better man for having the opportunity to know and spend time with Wes.
    Much love from all of the Neptune family.
    Sincerely,
    Brad

  13. We were sorry to hear about the loss of your husband & father . Wes will be missed by the community, he was special man to his friends. Our prayers are with the family in this difficult time. Bud & Brucine Rice

  14. To the Familey of Dr. Wesley Warren Boucher, Thirty some years ago Dr. Boucher saved my life. From the moment I was wheeled into his office, extreme emergency on a Friday afternoon, I knew I was in great hands. He was a no nonsense, in control doctor that knew what he wanted and he made sure it was done. However, after the surgery he would come in and visit like an old friend. He instilled peace in my heart and gave this young mother reasurrance that I would come through it. My life has been blessed and one of those blessings is Dr. Boucher! God bless you all during this difficult time. Most sincerely, Sharon Yates

  15. Sally, Michelle and the rest of the extended Boucher clan:

    Our treasure trove of cherished Boog memories is too stuffed to do much justice to here. But let’s peruse a couple of the most polished gems:

    Decades ago, my first encounter with Wes involved a potentially lethal polyp which, thanks to his professional expertise, was removed, sparing me the sad prospect of leaving a wife and three small children to fend for themselves. Not many men can thank another man for their life. I can.

    Roughly in the same time frame, Lori, as a young nurse, was terrified of a certain gruff, demanding physician. Years later, she would come to know him for what he was, a soft-hearted, cuddly — don’t laugh — teddy bear.

    Countless rounds of golf and stimulating conversations later, we find ourselves profoundly grieved by the loss of such a dear friend. Thank you, Wes, for all the free, unfailingly appropriate medical advice, and the wide array of delightfully politically incorrect opinions. You were among most intelligent human beings we ever knew. By far, you were the toughest.

    When you gather at the ultimate 19th hole, say hi to Geno, Ceppy and Heinie. Hold the fort until the rest of us arrive, We’ll be there directly, as soon as we finish the back nine. Hopefully, they’ll be serving Guinness.

    Len and Lori Gregory

  16. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. While I didn’t have the opportunity to know your husband, dad and grandpa personally, I would like you to know that he saved the life of my daughter. He diagnosed a potentially fatal kidney problem when she was only 6 years old. Two surgeries later (some 35 years ago) she is happy and healthy, married and a terrific mom. I give thanks his every day for his compassion–he treated her just like his own daughter–and his medical skills. She still talks of him often and how easy he was to bribe with lemon drops. I can’t imagine a world without him.

  17. Dear Michelle and family,
    I was so sorry to read about your dad. He was just wonderful and I know that all of you cherish great memories of him. My thoughts are with you all!
    Love,
    Debbie Baer and family

  18. To the family of Wes Boucher,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I enjoyed getting to know him during his visits to Columbia. He was such a good man and the life of the party. My favorite memory of him is when he put on allthe lipstick at Calire’s wedding.
    He will be missed but take joy in knowing that you will see him again in heaven.
    Prayerfully,
    Joanna Steffens

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