Charlyn Bouvier

September 04, 1942 ‒ February 01, 2017

Ontario, Ohio

Charlyn Bouvier passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was 74.

Charlyn was born September 4, 1942 to parents Charles & Evelyn (Wegner) Hebgen in Libertyville, IL and grew up in Kenosha, WI where she was graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. She later earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and Charlyn was proud to graduate with high honors as summa cum laude.

On August 23, 1993, she married Robert “Bob” McMahon. Charlyn worked at First Federal of Galion for over 10 years and regularly attended Resurrection Parish in Lexington since the 70’s.

In spare time, she took pleasure in dancing (especially polka) and was a member of the Pandora Dance Club. She enjoyed weddings and parties and liked to arrive early and leave last. Other hobbies include reading and traveling.

Charlyn cherished spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was the ultimate matriarch, and the conscience of the whole family—not even the grandkids were immune, they dreaded receiving a “Grandma Lecture”—but she loved her family above all else.

She is survived by her loving husband Bob “Strech” McMahon of Ontario; children Laurel Aiyana (Daniel Pauley) of Delaware, OH, John (Lori) Bassett of Ontario, OH, and Aimee Bouvier (Harvey Keenan) of Mt. Gilead, OH, Beth (Bob) Maynard of AZ, Jeanne (Tom) Silvis of IL, Jacquie Mertins of IL, Leon (Vicki) Bouvier of MO, Greg (Rose) Bouvier of NE, Donna (David) Grossart of FL, Moira McMahon of TX, Kevin McMahon of CO, and Nancy Hough of CO; 23 grandchildren including Brittany, John, & Lindsey Bassett, Sean & Elizabeth Parker, and Kodi Keenan; numerous great-grandchildren; special cousin Carol Seelman, along with lots of extended family and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and second husband Leon Bouvier.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home and friends are invited to call the hour before the service. Her daughter, Chaplain Laurel Aiyana, will officiate and a burial at a later date will be in Sunset Ridge Cemetery in Kenosha, WI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be made at her services.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to Strech and family. We have many fond memories of our next door neighbors as we watched the kids grow with Charlyn’s love and guidance.
    The grief you feel will lessen over time, but you will always remember the love Charlyn shared with family and friends.

    George & Susie

  • To Strech, Aimee, & family,
    We offer our prayers and our condolences to all in the loss of Charlyn.
    We got to know her, Stretch and Aimee in the 90’s at George and Susie’s home and through the choir at Resurrection. Our daughters had graduated high school and became good friends going to O.U. together for their bachelor degrees. We also were friendlyand social until we moved to Cleveland. We last saw one another was at our daughter’s weddings.
    Charlyn spoke always fondly of their blended families and she and Strech were very loving people.
    May she rest in peace. And may her family rejoice in the many happy memories made together.
    Joe & Anne D’Ambrosio

  • John and Laurie,

    My deepest condolences to you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time.
    Donna McDermott

  • My deepest sympathy to you all, John and Lori, Laurel, Greg and families. I remember Charlyn’s big smile and outgoing personality well from spending time at your house when we were teenagers. Praying for peace in your hearts at this difficult time.