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Elsie (Johnson) Boutch

August 4, 1918 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 103)


Elsie Marie (Johnson) Boutch, age 103, a resident of Farmersville, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, November 19, 2021 at her home. Elsie was born August 4, 1918 in the hill country of Arkansas northwest of Hot Springs in a community called Northfork. She later went to school in a community called Central and later in Jessieville, AR. Her and her siblings walked to school and enjoyed the primitive one room school houses. The family farmed the land for a living having farm animals and crops. Elsie often mentioned her upbringing of learning how to work hard, even plowing with the horses and mules at a young age. She has often said, despite the hard work there was a lot of love, laughter and music. As her mother taught her and her siblings how to sing four part harmony when they were very small. As a young woman she worked as a waitress in Hot Springs for many yearsuntil she met the love of her life Chuck Boutch in the late 40’s, he was in the service, therefore they were able to live different places such as Louisiana,and Long Island, New York, where she worked at a dress shop. All the many places they lived she was always able to find waitress work. In the early 50’s they made their way to Farmersville, CA. Chuck had his own welding business and Elsie owned and operated a fast food drive up restaurant. Chuck’s entrepreneur welding business took them many places through the state of California in which Elsie remained by his side.

In the late 50’s Elsie gave her life to the Lord at Cameron Creek Church and later became an intricate part of the Eastside Tabernacle Church where she dedicate her life to service in teaching Sunday school, leading prayer meetings, Saturday night singing and doing whatever she could do to further the kingdom of God. After many years of being happily married her husband passed away in 2001.

Through the years Elsie’s hobbies have been gardening, canning jelly, soup, vegetables, salsa and peaches so she could give it away to friends and neighbors. She has also loved singing with her sisters (The Johnson Sisters), and witnessing to others about the happiness, joy and peace that only comes living for Jesus. She found great joy in the once young people in church she taught still keeping in contact with her. She loved everybody, her family, church family and just about anybody she met! We are proud of Elsie’s life of service to the surrounding community and how she influenced the moral foundation of countless lives.

Elsie is survived by Sister Joyce Womack, many nieces, nephews and close friends. Elsie is preceded in death by her Husband Chuck Boutch, Father and Mother J.D. and Mattie Johnson, sisters Ann Taff, Bertha Stratton, Maudin Heaton, and Brother Bill Johnson. 

A celebration of Elsies life will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Eastside Tabernacle, 958 E. Elm St., Farmersville, Ca.  93223 directly following the service will be burial at the Exeter District Cemetery.


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Celebration of Life
December 2, 2021

1:00 PM
Eastside Tabernacle
958 E. Elm St.
Farmersville, CA 93223

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