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Donald Gene Bomer

December 9, 1942 ~ August 2, 2021 (age 78)

Obituary

 

Donald Gene Bomer, of Wimberley, TX, was called to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Monday, August 2, 2021, at the age of 78.

The son of Willie "Bill" Wyatt & Silvalee Bomer, Don was born on December 9, 1942, in San Antonio, TX.  After graduating Breckenridge High School in 1960, Don enlisted in the U.S. Army where he excelled in many positions, including as an Electronics Technician, Instructor, and NCO in-charge, before his retirement at the rank of Master Sergeant on January 31, 1982. He served 21 honorable years. His career path then led him to work as a Test Engineer with Electronic Warfare Associates in Huntsville, Alabama before landing a job with COLSA International. COLSA would take him to both Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for nine years before returning home to Huntsville, where he retired in March of 2004, as a Senior Logistics Engineer. Not too long after retirement he moved to the beautiful Texas Hill Country of Wimberley, TX to enjoy a simpler life in a place he loved.

While stationed at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, TX in 1961, Don met and fell in love with Sallyann Treese, who would become his wife on July 6, 1962. Together they would have three children:  Pam, Jon and Ron, but the union would last only 10 years before going their own separate ways. As life goes, love struck twice for Don when he met Ellen Marie Karas. They married on June 2nd, 1973, and the two of them became a family of four as they raised Ellen's two sons, John and Michael. In 2001, their nest would be filled once again with their beautiful, beloved granddaughter Alexandra, who came into their hearts and home. They raised her like their own.

Don followed many interests from amateur HAM radio operator (W5MML) to freelance photography; from woodworking to trying out every electronic device he could get his hands on. He loved it all, but his greatest passion in life was Genealogy. Morning, noon and night, Don would spend hours researching and tracing his family ancestral lines back for centuries. Those hours would become months, years, and decades of often hard, but rewarding work. A testament to his passion, and a legacy for all his family to revel in for generations to come. We are all so grateful.
 
Don was preceded in death by: Parents, Bill & Silvalee Bomer; Sisters, Janice Bomer & Patricia (Bomer) Jenkins; Stepson, John Cormier; and Grandson, Andrew Cormier. He is survived by Daughter, Pam McNett (Dan); Sons, Jon Savage & Ron Gowans-Savage (Seth); Stepson, Michael Cormier; Granddaughter, Alexandra Cormier; Niece, Jeannette Jenkins Slaughter; Nephew, Scott Jenkins; Brother-In-Law, John Jenkins; Plus, Great-Nieces, a Great Nephew & cousins, near and far, too numerous to mention.
 
Due to unfortunate COVID restrictions, the Memorial Service has been limited.  Mask are required. In lieu of flowers the family has chosen to plant a Memorial Tree in one of Don's favorite spots in Wimberley. If you would like to make a donation to Don’s Memorial, or help the family by assisting in funeral expenses, please visit:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/don-bomer-memorial-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

 

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