Doris Roberta Cash Bohunek
Jul 13, 1926 - Dec 2, 2019
Doris Roberta Cash Bohunek was born in Hannibal, Missouri July 13, 1926 to Robert Wilkerson and
Hazel Geigley Cash, the only girl and youngest of 3 children.
While in high school during WWII, she worked in a factory that produced carbide-tipped tools for Army use. (A little known fact – she almost had her pilot’s license but after her brother Donald was shot down in Europe, she did not continue the lessons.)
Doris and her mother moved to California after the war, following her brother Robert. He introduced his buddy Henry Rudolph Bohunek to his sister. They were married May 24, 1947.
Doris retired after 24+ years from the Sacramento Bee newspaper where she was switchboard (PBX) supervisor. She enjoyed playing the organ, cooking with her husband for friends and family, and baking and decorating cakes. She and Henry also had fun showing their French Bulldogs in competition throughout California.
When Henry was quietly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014, she became his champion and caregiver. In 2017 she and Henry moved into an assisted living community to ease the care-taking process. She continued to put his needs above her own until his passing in April of 2018.
Several years before Henry’s passing Doris was diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia). Although initial treatments successfully slowed the cancer, the side-effects of the treatments were ultimately too much, leading to gradual weakness. She passed at home on hospice Monday, December 2, which was also Henry’s birthday.
Doris and Henry were members of The Bay Area Chrysanthemum Society, The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society, SAM 51, The French Bulldog Club of America, and the Northern California French Bulldog Club.
The Bohuneks leave loving memories with family living in Auburn, Stockton, and Sacramento, CA; in Tuscon, AZ; as well as Bothell, WA and Chicago, IL.
Thank you to the staff and special caregivers at Greenhaven Estates, Dr Stringer and Dr Shihabi, and members of American River Home Health / Hospice group for their compassion and service during this time.
In lieu of flowers, Doris would encourage you to donate, be it time or treasure, to your local animal shelter.