Germaine Helen Venable

ID#  1906, (1910-2000)
3rd great-granddaughter of Samson Striker
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Faye Louise Doyle
Descendants of Samson Striker
     Germaine Helen Venable was known as Nina. Her birth name was Germaine Helen Rhine.1 She was born on 6 December 1910 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.2,1 She was the daughter of William J Rhine and Inez Romana Colvig.2 She married Francis Arvin Bouker on 2 June 1930 in Pierce County, Washington.3 She witnessed the death of Francis Arvin Bouker on 12 August 1988 in Seattle, King County, Washington.4,2 She lived in Seattle, Washington, between 1937 and 2000.4 She died on 11 June 2000 in Seattle, Washington, at age 89.2,4

Germaine's obituary in the Seattle Times on 14 June 2000 read:
"Nina G. BOUKER Age 89, passed away June 11, 2000. Predeceased by her husband, Francis, in 1988; and a daughter, Felicia, in 1998. Beloved mother of David of Dillingham, AK, Pat of Seattle, James of Lynden, WA, Phillip of Chico, CA, and Paul Bouker, Seattle; sister of Hope Talen and Vesta Venable of Seattle, and Gay Pokorny, Clackamus, OR. 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Longtime member of Holy Rosary Parish; and a proud resident of West Seattle since 1937. Viewing and Vigil Service 7 p.m., this evening, Wednesday, June 14, 2000 WIGGEN & SONS FUNERAL HOME 2003 N.W. 57th St., Seattle. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Holy Rosary Church, 42nd S.W. and Genesee, Seattle. Memorials are suggested to West Seattle Food Bank, 3518 S.W. Genesee, Seattle, 98126."

Research Note: Most genealogies give Nina's surname as Lawrence and her father as William Lawrence. However, the California Birth Index shows only one child born in 1910 to a mother whose maiden name was Colvig - the child's name is Germaine H Rhine. The 1910 census also shows a William J Rhine as a lodger in the home of Agnes Colvig (Nina's grandmother.)1
Last Edited=20 Apr 2012

Children of Germaine Helen Venable and Francis Arvin Bouker


  1. [S770], online database, "California Birth Index 1905-1995" ( : accessed 2010 - 2012).
  2. [S126] Social Security Death Index, online (
  3. [S1461] Germaine Venable & Francis Bouker, Marriage Registration 48263, Washington Digital Archives,
  4. [S771] Nina G Bouker, Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington, 14 Jun 2000.
  5. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.