Vernice Boortz

Vernice Lee Boortz, 79, of Malone, passed away on his birthday Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

Cremation was arranged and provided by Lake Shore Funeral Home & Crematory

Memorial Service: will be held at a later date

Lee was born September 29, 1941 in Malone to Charlie Louis and Onnie Mae (Sonnenburg) Boortz at the family home.. He was a Lutheran by faith and was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Malone. He attended Malone Schools and Hubbard High School. He joined the National Guard in Hillsboro. Then decided to sign the dotted line to join the US Army. where he served his country from 1960 -1963. After the service he held many positions in his lifetime.

Lee was a member of the City Council in Malone for several years and on the Malone VFD for 28 years. Lee loved welding, computer and just piddling on different projects as he made several BBQ pits. On April 1, 1979 in Malone, Texas he married Nancy (Huse) Boortz. They made there home in Malone after remodeling his grandfather’s home. After retiring in 2002, he and Nancy enjoyed just going places and their three dogs, Abbi, Rowdy and Luckee.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Boortz; and a nephew, Kevin Wilkins.

Lee is survived by his loving wife of 41 1/2 years, Nancy Huse Boortz; son, Dustin Lee Boortz and wife, Macy of Carrollton;  daughter, Kimberly Patton of Alabama;  grandchildren, Austin and Grayson Boortz and Madison McCawley of Carrollton, Amber Versch and husband, Mark of Malone, Jessica Wetlesen of Alabama, Arron Wetlesen and wife, Jess of Alabama; nine great grandchildren; sister, Paulette Wilkins and husband, Frank of Hubbard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


I just wanted to let you know that made it home. The journey wasn’t an easy one, but it didn’t take long.

Everything is so pretty here, so white so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too.

Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand that God is taking care of me I’m in the shelter of His hands.

Here there is no sadness, and no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying and I’ll never hurt again.

Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing. I really have to go for now….I’ve just got to try my wings.


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Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry for your loss praying for your family

  2. So glad to have had Lee as part of my extended family and Nancy, you are in my prayers as is Dustin and Macy and all of your family💜

  3. Ross an Virginia Strauch

    So sorry for your losses our sincere condolences to you all. Prayers for peace an comfort during this sad time😥😥🙏🙏🙏✝️✝️✝️

  4. Donnice Watson Sorrell

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sending my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Lots of love to you, Nancy🙏❤

  5. Prayers for you and the family at this time. May he rest in peace. Comfort and hugs are sent your way Nancy boortz and Dustin.

  6. Brad & PatsyHenley

    Brad and I ae so sorry to hear about Lee, he was a great man. If you ever need anything just call us Nancy. May God be with you and your family at this time.

  7. Milton & Irene Peterson

    Nancy, praying for your family. He was a great person to be around.

  8. Kittye Cox Bolin

    Saddened to learn of your loss. Praying for your family. I always enjoyed seeing both of you at our HHS class reunions.

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