Bernadine "Boots" Bancroft, passed away on June 21, 2013 at the age of 87 after a wonderful life that centered around her family, friends, and devout faith.
Boots was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 25, 1925 along with her twin brother "Buddy", who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II in the hedgerows of Normandy shortly after D-Day.
Boots also rejoins her husband, Art, in Heaven's embrace continuing their eternal life together beyond their 64 years on earth. Boots was devoted to her faith in God and His only Son, Jesus, through her many volunteer efforts with the Catholic church including leading several women's organizations in the Houston-Galveston Diocese.
Boots is survived by her children, Bernard, David, Dale, Michael, and Janice; daughters-in-law, Marilyn, Mary, Diana and Glinda; son-in-law, Kevin; grandchildren, Stephen, Sharon, Tasha, Jason, Michael, Mitchel, Ryan, Kevin, Lisha, Sean, Stacy, Kyle, Travis, and Megan; and 17 great grandchildren, and, close family friend, Felix. Boots is also reunited with her other predeceased brothers, Curtis and Jimmy Borer, and granddaughter, Bridget.
Friends are invited to attend a rosary service and visit with the family from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Earthman Funeral Directors in the Hunters Creek Chapel, 8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 28, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St., Houston, TX 77007. Boots will be buried at the Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery next to Art following a funeral service at St. Theresa Catholic Church located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038