Friederika Maria Bohm Cauley was born October 25, 1935 in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bohm.
Mrs. Friederika Maria Bohm Cauley, 81, of Elgin, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
She worked at the US Army NCO Club and received multiple Civilian Service Awards throughout her twenty plus years of service. After retiring she opened her home as a Daycare where she loved and raised countless children in the area for the past 30 years. Family and children surrounded her and even those not related to her always called her “Grandma.” She was heavily involved with Generation Church and considered every member as a part of her family. She was an avid gardener and collector of beautiful things and people. She loved all people for exactly who they were and sought ways to support them.
She was survived by her children, Paul Cauley (Susan), Robert Cauley (Ellen), Marilyn Goodwin (Bruce), Patricia Proveaux (Alden), Virginia Smith, Anita Jerkins (Kyle), Cindy Rutlegde (Robert), and Friederika Porcher (Percy); 27 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, SSG Harold Cauley; son-in-law, Danny Smith; grandson, James Paul Cauley; and siblings.
Visitation was held on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia. The funeral service was Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Dunbar Chapel and interment was Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Generation Church at 10120 Two Notch Rd, Suite 2 #314, Columbia, SC 29223.