In memory of
Eugene Francis (Gene) Boerder
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In memory of
Eugene Francis (Gene) Boerder
BOERDER, Eugene Francis (Gene) Eugene Francis (Gene) Boerder was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 18, 1927, and passed away peacefully in Mineola, TX on February 4, 2019. Gene moved with his father, Frank Boerder, and three siblings to Dallas in 1939. A multi-talented person, Architect, Builder, Inventor, and Artist, he learned much from his father Frank, who was also a talented artist and designer of many of the now demolished Art-Deco buildings and restaurants in Dallas. Before starting his architectural firm, he worked for the noted Dallas Architect, Charles Dilbeck. He later worked for Architect Charles Witchell, the son of Frank Witchell (of the firm of Lang and Witchell). Gene's style of mid-century modernism from his firm of 50 years is on display in many existing houses, schools, fire stations, and commercial buildings in the Dallas area. One of his most well-known projects was The St. Jude Chapel for the Dallas Diocese on Main Street across from the Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Also, he and an engineer pioneered the use of tilt-wall construction, now a common method of construction in North Texas. An avid woodworker, he received several patents for woodworking tools which are still in production. His greatest joy was building small projects for friends and family, never accepting money. He enjoyed designing and building homes for himself and his family. In everything he did in his life, he had great enthusiasm about learning new things and sharing his new found knowledge with whomever he was with. He was beloved by all clients during his life, as ingenious and with a kind-heart and humble spirit. Although he had long been a religious skeptic, he accepted Christ during his final year. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Debbie Joan Razee. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Alice Boerder who spent many years caring for him. Also, his surviving children from his first marriage to Juanita Mackey Tuttle are Carol Boerder-Snyder and Larry E. Boerder, and son-in-law Will Snyder whom all continued the family tradition of becoming Architects. The wife of Larry Boerder, Debra Weempe Boerder was also helpful in his care. He is survived by six grandchildren: Ashleigh Boerder Powell, Lacey Boerder Snyder, Cathryn Boerder Snyder, Joshua Snyder (step-grandson), Natalie Hamilton-Eddy??, Andrew Boerder, and Chase Razee. He is survived by three great-grandsons. He is also survived by Alice's children: Sue, (Kyle-son of Sue), Steve and Scott Hartley and their families. His memorial service will be held at his son's farm in Midlothian in the Spring when the bluebonnets are in bloom, a place that Gene loved to visit.
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Eugene Francis (Gene) Boerder
BOERDER, Eugene Francis (Gene) Eugene Francis (Gene) Boerder was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 18, 1927, and passed away peacefully in Mineola, TX on February 4, 2019. Gene moved with his father, Frank Boerder, and three siblings to Dallas in 1939. A multi-talented person, Architect, Builder, Inventor, and Artist, he learned much from his father Frank, who was also a talented artist and designer of many of the now demolished Art-Deco buildings and restaurants in Dallas. Before starting his architectural firm, he worked for the noted Dallas Architect, Charles Dilbeck. He later worked for Architect Charles Witchell, the son of Frank Witchell (of the firm of Lang and Witchell). Gene's style of mid-century modernism from his firm of 50 years is on display in many existing houses, schools, fire stations, and commercial buildings in the Dallas area. One of his most well-known projects was The St. Jude Chapel for the Dallas Diocese on Main Street across from the Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Also, he and an engineer pioneered the use of tilt-wall construction, now a common method of construction in North Texas. An avid woodworker, he received several patents for woodworking tools which are still in production. His greatest joy was building small projects for friends and family, never accepting money. He enjoyed designing and building homes for himself and his family. In everything he did in his life, he had great enthusiasm about learning new things and sharing his new found knowledge with whomever he was with. He was beloved by all clients during his life, as ingenious and with a kind-heart and humble spirit. Although he had long been a religious skeptic, he accepted Christ during his final year. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Debbie Joan Razee. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Alice Boerder who spent many years caring for him. Also, his surviving children from his first marriage to Juanita Mackey Tuttle are Carol Boerder-Snyder and Larry E. Boerder, and son-in-law Will Snyder whom all continued the family tradition of becoming Architects. The wife of Larry Boerder, Debra Weempe Boerder was also helpful in his care. He is survived by six grandchildren: Ashleigh Boerder Powell, Lacey Boerder Snyder, Cathryn Boerder Snyder, Joshua Snyder (step-grandson), Natalie Hamilton-Eddy??, Andrew Boerder, and Chase Razee. He is survived by three great-grandsons. He is also survived by Alice's children: Sue, (Kyle-son of Sue), Steve and Scott Hartley and their families. His memorial service will be held at his son's farm in Midlothian in the Spring when the bluebonnets are in bloom, a place that Gene loved to visit.
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