Paula 'Jaud' Bouma

Born: Sat., Feb. 22, 1936
Died: Fri., May 26, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 31, 2017
Location: Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home

Graveside Service

Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: Choteau Cemetery

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: Old Paths Strict Baptist Church

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Paula (Jaud) Bouma Paula Bouma, age 81, passed away peacefully at her home on May 26, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana. Paula was born February 22, 1936, in Schweinfurt Germany, to George and Ella Jaud. Paula's young years in Germany witnessed the era of World War II, which made a deep impression upon her. Paula met her future husband, Henry, when she was 16 years of age. He was enlisted in the U.S. army forces for two years, and transferred to Schweinfurt, where they met. They were married in Schweinfurt, Germany, on August 21, 1954. Paula then left her Homeland to come to America with her husband, and settled in Choteau, Montana. There, they raised their five children. They moved to the West Coast for a couple of years and then came back to Choteau to settle on the Family Farm. Paula was a source of strength to her husband, as he was in the ministry she stood by his side faithfully. She also had an unconditional love for her children, family was very important to her. Ten years after Henry's passing, Paula moved to Bozeman, Montana, to help her son Louis get the medical attention he needed. She lived there until the time of her death. Survivors include her children: Louis Bouma, Hank (Laura) Bouma, Norrine (Phillip) Kaat, Barney (Emily) Bouma, and Karen (Steven) Aichelmann. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Paula was preceded in death by: her husband, Henry, her parents, George and Ella Jaud, a sister, Elfrieda Scheller, and two brothers, Wolfgang and Bend Jaud. She is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carmen Hendrickson. A funeral service will be held at the Old Paths Strict Baptist Chapel in Choteau, Montana, Thursday, June 1, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Lytle officiating. The burial will follow at the Choteau Cemetery. Friends and family may attend a viewing at the Gorder Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. Paula was known for her kindness to others and her friendly smile she will be dearly missed. A memorial fund will be established in Paula's name. Condolences may be left on-line at

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Ralph Bouma
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
Paula's Husband Henry and I were stationed together in Germany at the time He met Paula. I could see they were compatible and endorsed their decision to marry.

Henry and I having been choicest friends all our levies led to a close relationship with them as they lived in Chateau. My wife, Cornelia and I share in the loss of Paula and send our deepest sympathy to her family and those who morn her sudden departure.

Bro Ralph

Lindie Gibson
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
A friend of mine wrote this, and I feel it's very fitting for Paula and the woman she was....
The Love Chapter for Mothers
by Dianne Lorang
If I talk to my children about what is right and what is wrong, but have not love, I am like a ringing doorbell or pots banging in the kitchen. And though I know what stages my children will go through and understand their growing pains, and can answer all their questions about life and believe myself to be a devoted mother, but have not love, I am nothing… If I give up the fulfillment of a career to make my children’s lives better and stay up all night sewing costumes or baking cookies on short notice, but grumble about lack of sleep, I have not love and accomplish nothing…

A loving mother is patient with her children’s immaturity and kind even when they are not; a loving mother is not jealous of their youth, nor does she hold it over their heads whenever she has sacrificed for them.

A loving mother believes in her children; she hopes in each one’s individual ability to stand out as a light in a dark world; she endures every heartache and bachache to accomplish that.

A loving mother never really dies. As for homebaked bread, it will be consumed and forgotten; as for spotless floors, they will soon gather dust and heelmarks. As for children, right now toys and friends and food are all-important to them. But when they grow up, it will be their mother’s love that they will remember and pass on to others. In that way, she will live on.

So care, training, and a loving mother reside in a home, these three; but the greatest of these is a loving mother…

Louie van de Lagemaat
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
I was shocked and saddened to hear my dear Aunty Paula had passed away. We have so many happy memories of visiting and staying at the place in Choteau when we were kids. Aunty Paula will be sorely missed. May the Lord bless you each. Love from Louie v

Andy & Linda Stam
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
Dear Family, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed. We are sorry we will not be there for the funeral, but will remember you in our prayers. Love, Andy & Linda

Janice Knight
   Posted Mon June 05, 2017
My heart goes out to all the family of dear Paula. The Lord's ways are so high and holy and past finding out. I never met a more devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother than Paula Bouma. Pastor Bouma was given a most loving helpmeet while he yet lived upon this earth. May the Lord sanctify this loss to many souls in the family and to the many friends who knew her well. The surviving family members remain in my thoughts and prayers daily, and may God bless you with the true comforts that only come through the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ personally applied and revealed to our souls by the blessed Spirit. "As for God, his way is perfect."

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