James Alan Bouvier

July 30, 1928 - July 9, 2014
James Alan Bouvier


James Alan Bouvier age 85, of Leland, formerly of Wilmington, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

James is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dolores. His sister, Janice Sexton of Illinois. His son, George Bouvier and wife Julie of Nampa, Idaho. His stepson, Keith Keller and wife Betsy of Leland, NC, and his stepdaughter Kathy Keller of Chantilly, VA. Jim is also survived by 5 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and 5 great grandchildren.

Jim served 6 years as a member of the U.S. Army Band stationed in Italy after WWII, where he met his first wife, the late Margherita Yolanda.

He was a machine designer in Illinois before he retired to Wilmington, where he was a 20-year member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

A Memorial Mass to celebrate James’ life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday July 12, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mark Catholic Church or the National Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of Jim would be appreciated.

Please share condolences and memories with the family by clicking on the “Sign Guest Book” tab above.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • July 12, 2014
    MN says:
    I am sorry for the loss of your dear James. During times like this our God gives each one of us a very real hope of actually enjoying life with our passed loved ones once again right here on this good earth. At John 5:28 and 29 Jesus himself tells us that those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection of life, similar to how he resurrected his friend Lazarus. Lazarus was resurrected back to life on earth. That is in harmony with God's original purpose for humans, to "fill the earth and subdue it". (Genesis 1:28) God's original purpose for humans has not changed. To see our passed loved ones again on a beautified earth is a hope few dare to dream about, much less firmly believe in. But it is right there in every one of our Bibles. When some time has passed, feel free to visit jw dot org for more comfort. Again, I am sorry for your loss. MN

  • July 14, 2014
    Emily Mathews says:
    Dolores, I'm sending heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. I was sorry to learn of your loss. Take care, my friend. With love, Emily Mathews

  • July 11, 2014
    Peggy Bailey says:
    Dolores, I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Jim's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.