Jolyne Guilliams

JOLYNE GRACE (BOUDIN) GUILLIAMS, age 82 of Lake Crystal, died on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at The Beacon in Lake Crystal.

Born on January 6, 1936 in Waterville, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Louis and Emma (Hruska) Stiller.  Jo graduated from Waterville High School and married Gerald Boudin in November of 1957.  They lived in Madison Lake where they raised their family and she worked as a loan officer in Mankato.  In 1978 they moved to California where she continued to work as a loan officer.  Jo loved to travel and spent many weekends with family at different area lakes.  She loved her yearly week long voyages on a houseboat with family on the Mississippi River and vacations in the woods around Leech Lake.   Jo loved working with her hands and making things, especially afghans and quilts.  She enjoyed working with ceramics and wood and found out that she had a real talent for painting later in life.

Gerald passed away in 1979 and Jo married James “Lou” Guilliams on May 17, 1987.  Together they enjoyed taking cruises and Jo was active with the Moose Lodge where she served in multiple leadership roles in California and Arizona.   Jo and Lou loved driving for Avis Rental car, transporting cars from one place to another.  She once said loved the chance to travel and this job fulfilled that desire.

Jo lived a very full and eventful life and loved her family.  A very special thank you to “The Beacon” in Lake Crystal where she lived with her husband and the St. Croix Hospice team who came in to help care for her in her last days.

She is survived by her husband, Lou of Lake Crystal; children, Terri (Steve) Spence of Vernon Center, Victoria (Andrew) Zanghi of Satanta, KS, Gerald Boudin Jr. of Cottage Grove, Robert (Cathy) Boudin of Oceanside, CA; and Jeanie Brodeen and Randy Brodeen of MN; 10 grandchildren, Jerry Boudin, Robert Boudin, Jeffrey Boudin, Lisa Boudin-Berthiaume, Todd Boudin, Nicole LaFontaine McNamara, Ashley Andrews, Corey Zanghi, Brittany Spence and Jessy Spence; and 5 great grandchildren, Marissa, Madison, Cheyenne, Hayley Jo, and Autumn.   She is also survived by her sister, Jacklyn (Jack) Baldridge of Minot, ND; brother, Gary (Jeannette) Stiller of Waseca; Lou’s children, Scott, Tammy, Jay and Marty and their families; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gerald Boudin; sisters, Marge (Don) Gartermaker and Delores (Edgar) Hagel; niece Nancy Hagel; nephew, Arlis Haefs; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Boudin.

Visitation will be held at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waterville on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 1-3 PM followed by a graveside service at Calvary Cemetery in Waterville.    

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