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Age 78

Date of Death June 1, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brenda Deily and Chaplain Dan Lane officiating.
Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery.


Obituary Notice

Yong Tok “Vicky” Boughton, age 78, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home. Yong was born in North Korea in 1935 the oldest daughter of seven children to Sung Ik Oh and Kwi Nyo Cho. She had fond memories growing up in the city of Pyongyang, the capital city in the north.
When the Korean war broke out in 1951 the family fled on foot to South Korea. Vicky finished her education near Seoul South Korea and went on to work for the U.S. Government at Osan Air Force Base south of Seoul as a clerk typist. It was there that she met her future husband Kenneth who was stationed at that base.
On August 17, 1962 they were united in marriage. It took Yong 9 months to process the necessary paperwork in order to immigrate to the U.S. In April of 1963 Yong had all the proper documents to travel to the U.S. so Kenneth sent a one-way plane ticket for Yong to fly to the U.S., however her family of eight were still struggling from the effects of the war so she cashed in that ticket and bought a two year supply of rice for her family and arranged to sail on a U.S. Navy dependant transport ship across the Pacific for 17 days to San Francisco. Kenneth who was then stationed in San Antonio, TX., met her at the ship and they then drove 2500 miles to Three Rivers for a family celebration. After that they drove back to Lackland AFB to finish out Kenneth’s enlistment for 6 months.
In Sept. 1963 they moved back to Ken’s home town of Three Rivers where she spent the rest of her life. In the early 1970’s she sponsored her 5 living siblings and they immigrated to the U.S. At first she worked during the holidays for the local Newberry Dept. store decorating and gift wrapping. After her children grew up she went on to work for Armstrong International retiring in 1998 after 17 years of service. She enjoyed playing an occasional game of golf and tennis but most of all enjoyed gourmet cooking and tending to her flowers in the summer. She and Kenneth have two daughters, Gail Brady and Debra (Joe) Wilkins; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, as well as many siblings and nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the First Presbyterian Church or the Liver Foundation. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.



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Condolence Messages(12)
Vicky has such a friendly and happy personality and always expressed how beautiful one was with her greeting. She will be missed but not forgotten. Heaven has a new greeter! My sympathies to the family.

Sandy Conroy gave their condolences on 6/2/2014 at 2:18 PM


Vickie always had a smile on her face and a kind, loving word for everyone! Vickie gave life her best and will be missed! Our deepest sympathy to you, Ken and your family.

Lynn & Jack Zeiler gave their condolences on 6/2/2014 at 4:03 PM


Ken and family: We were sorry to hear about Vicky and our prayers are for all of you. Vicky was a very beautiful woman and was very outgoing and kind to every one. We were glad to see both of you when we were back in Michigan this year, Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Judy Gilchrist-Mohney gave their condolences on 6/2/2014 at 7:43 PM


So sorry for your loss.

Julie Millage. (Julie Curtis) gave their condolences on 6/3/2014 at 4:29 PM


I am so sorry to hear about Vicky's passing. She was admired by everyone that met her and loved so much by her family and friends. My sincere sympathies to Kenny and the rest of the family for your loss.

Colleen Rudd gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 10:05 AM


Ken and family I am so sad to hear about Vicky's illness and death. With all the love and giving she provided to her family on earth I'm sure she is now rewarded with a kind and peaceful place hereafter. I will think of her whenever I see a gladiola. With love to all. Mary

Mary Brady Ridgway gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 11:11 AM


Ken, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are vacationing out of state and will be unable to be present for the service. Know that you and the family are in our hearts and prayers,

Steve & Nancy Manos gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 4:16 PM


Ken, please know that you and Vicky and your family will be in our prayers. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Maureen and Bob Lang gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 8:39 PM


I will always miss you Aunt Vicky. Every Cookie I eat has always reminded me of you. They never compare to your chocolate chip. Thank you Uncle Ken for all you have done for our family. Without you we may never have had this life in America. It was great to the whole family.

Paul Oh gave their condolences on 6/5/2014 at 11:34 AM


Our cousin, Phyllis, told us of your wife's passing and we are so sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Bob & Madonna Titmus gave their condolences on 7/11/2014 at 9:21 PM


Ken - You have our deepest sympathy. I loved watching the video of the two of you with friends and family.

Sally and John Dalrymple gave their condolences on 7/12/2014 at 10:01 PM


My heart goes out to you, Ken. Ruth passed away on May 20, so I can empathize with what you're going through. I will always remember Vicky for her gracious smile, kindness and wonderful hospitality. You made her happy, Ken.

Don Zerfas gave their condolences on 8/6/2014 at 3:36 PM

Age 78

Date of Death June 1, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brenda Deily and Chaplain Dan Lane officiating.
Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery.


Obituary Notice

Yong Tok “Vicky” Boughton, age 78, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home. Yong was born in North Korea in 1935 the oldest daughter of seven children to Sung Ik Oh and Kwi Nyo Cho. She had fond memories growing up in the city of Pyongyang, the capital city in the north.
When the Korean war broke out in 1951 the family fled on foot to South Korea. Vicky finished her education near Seoul South Korea and went on to work for the U.S. Government at Osan Air Force Base south of Seoul as a clerk typist. It was there that she met her future husband Kenneth who was stationed at that base.
On August 17, 1962 they were united in marriage. It took Yong 9 months to process the necessary paperwork in order to immigrate to the U.S. In April of 1963 Yong had all the proper documents to travel to the U.S. so Kenneth sent a one-way plane ticket for Yong to fly to the U.S., however her family of eight were still struggling from the effects of the war so she cashed in that ticket and bought a two year supply of rice for her family and arranged to sail on a U.S. Navy dependant transport ship across the Pacific for 17 days to San Francisco. Kenneth who was then stationed in San Antonio, TX., met her at the ship and they then drove 2500 miles to Three Rivers for a family celebration. After that they drove back to Lackland AFB to finish out Kenneth’s enlistment for 6 months.
In Sept. 1963 they moved back to Ken’s home town of Three Rivers where she spent the rest of her life. In the early 1970’s she sponsored her 5 living siblings and they immigrated to the U.S. At first she worked during the holidays for the local Newberry Dept. store decorating and gift wrapping. After her children grew up she went on to work for Armstrong International retiring in 1998 after 17 years of service. She enjoyed playing an occasional game of golf and tennis but most of all enjoyed gourmet cooking and tending to her flowers in the summer. She and Kenneth have two daughters, Gail Brady and Debra (Joe) Wilkins; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, as well as many siblings and nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the First Presbyterian Church or the Liver Foundation. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

View Memorial Video:


Click here to open video in a new window


Condolence Messages(12)
Vicky has such a friendly and happy personality and always expressed how beautiful one was with her greeting. She will be missed but not forgotten. Heaven has a new greeter! My sympathies to the family.

Sandy Conroy gave their condolences on 6/2/2014 at 2:18 PM


Vickie always had a smile on her face and a kind, loving word for everyone! Vickie gave life her best and will be missed! Our deepest sympathy to you, Ken and your family.

Lynn & Jack Zeiler gave their condolences on 6/2/2014 at 4:03 PM


Ken and family: We were sorry to hear about Vicky and our prayers are for all of you. Vicky was a very beautiful woman and was very outgoing and kind to every one. We were glad to see both of you when we were back in Michigan this year, Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Judy Gilchrist-Mohney gave their condolences on 6/2/2014 at 7:43 PM


So sorry for your loss.

Julie Millage. (Julie Curtis) gave their condolences on 6/3/2014 at 4:29 PM


I am so sorry to hear about Vicky's passing. She was admired by everyone that met her and loved so much by her family and friends. My sincere sympathies to Kenny and the rest of the family for your loss.

Colleen Rudd gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 10:05 AM


Ken and family I am so sad to hear about Vicky's illness and death. With all the love and giving she provided to her family on earth I'm sure she is now rewarded with a kind and peaceful place hereafter. I will think of her whenever I see a gladiola. With love to all. Mary

Mary Brady Ridgway gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 11:11 AM


Ken, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are vacationing out of state and will be unable to be present for the service. Know that you and the family are in our hearts and prayers,

Steve & Nancy Manos gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 4:16 PM


Ken, please know that you and Vicky and your family will be in our prayers. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Maureen and Bob Lang gave their condolences on 6/4/2014 at 8:39 PM


I will always miss you Aunt Vicky. Every Cookie I eat has always reminded me of you. They never compare to your chocolate chip. Thank you Uncle Ken for all you have done for our family. Without you we may never have had this life in America. It was great to the whole family.

Paul Oh gave their condolences on 6/5/2014 at 11:34 AM


Our cousin, Phyllis, told us of your wife's passing and we are so sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Bob & Madonna Titmus gave their condolences on 7/11/2014 at 9:21 PM


Ken - You have our deepest sympathy. I loved watching the video of the two of you with friends and family.

Sally and John Dalrymple gave their condolences on 7/12/2014 at 10:01 PM


My heart goes out to you, Ken. Ruth passed away on May 20, so I can empathize with what you're going through. I will always remember Vicky for her gracious smile, kindness and wonderful hospitality. You made her happy, Ken.

Don Zerfas gave their condolences on 8/6/2014 at 3:36 PM