Genevieve Duiser ’49 Bos

Genevieve “Gen” Pearl Bos, age 92, passed away Sunday morning, June 30, 2019, in Holland.

She was born October 20, 1926, in Muskegon to Nicholas and Hattie (Dykema) Duiser. Gen graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and on June 22, 1949, married Rev. R. James Bos in Muskegon.

Jim preceded her in death on April 22, 2018.

She faithfully served alongside her husband at First Reformed Church of Three Oaks, MI, Paradise Community Reformed Church of Modesto, CA, First Reformed Church of Hospers, IA, Rehoboth Reformed Church of Lucas, MI, Ebenezer Reformed Church of Morrison, IL, First Reformed Church of Three Oaks, MI and Word of Hope Church of Fruitport. Gen considered Unity Reformed Church, in Norton Shores, her “home” church. She belonged to the Knitting Group at Unity Reformed Church and also loved playing the organ. After moving to Holland two years ago, she joined Third Reformed Church.

SURVIVORS include 3 children: Mary (Rev. Dr. Robert) VanVoorst of Holland, MI, Charlene (Rev. David) Alexander of Holland, Rev. Robert (Dr. Tamala) Bos of Albuquerque, NM; 6 grandchildren: Dr. Richard (Bonnie) Van-Voorst, Nicholas (Jessica) VanVoorst, Dr. Katherine (Gene Young) Alexander, Grant (Katelyn) Alexander, Alexander Bos and William Bos; 4 greatgrandchildren: twins, William and Robert Van-Voorst, Camille VanVoorst and Octavia VanVoorst; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers: Gerald and James Duiser; and a sister, Ardis Bos.

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