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Woman killed in Parker County wreck remembered for kindness, faith

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the Jeep Wrangler burned in the crash.

Family members of Leah Janeen Boehm on Wednesday didn't know why her Jeep Wrangler veered into a head-on collision with a Mack truck Tuesday night south of Springtown.

They just knew she was going to be missed.

The 30-year-old woman, who was called Janeen, died at the scene of the fiery collision on Texas 51 near the intersection with Carter Road, according a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

"She was the kindest person you'd ever want to meet," said Mike Boehm, her father-in-law. "She always had a smile on her face and she was always glad to see you."

Boehm said Janeen and his son, Al, "complemented each other very well."

"One made the other one better," Boehm said.

Janeen, he noted, also was the mother of a 3-year-old daughter from another marriage.

She had a Weatherford mailing address, but the property is actually midway between Azle and Springtown in rural northeast Parker County, Mike Boehm said.

The land also contains the Boehm family's business, Cyclone Aluminum, where she worked with Al and her father-in-law.

DPS troopers said Janeen, at about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, was northbound on Texas 51 when her Jeep entered the path of the oncoming truck driven by Christopher Brewer, 27, of Seminole, Okla.

Brewer told troopers that he hit his brakes and swerved to the right, but the head-on collision could not be avoided.

The Mack truck "was completely destroyed by fire," the DPS reported.

Brewer was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with a broken leg and a broken hand. He was listed in fair condition Wednesday at JPS, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Janeen's husband was unavailable, but her father, John Tally of Springtown, said he learned that she had been returning home from a meeting in Weatherford.

She was late, so Al went to find her, Tally said.

He came upon the accident instead.

"She was married to a good guy, and everything was pretty well right with her," Tally said. "I don't know why she veered off into the other lane."

Tally said he and Janeen's mother were divorced, but he remarried. A month ago, his new wife gave birth to twins.

Janeen joined the celebration and posed with her father for a photo while he was still decked out in hospital scrubs.

The picture shows father and daughter, smiling broadly.

Tally said Janeen, a graduate of Weatherford High School, is survived by her daughter, Katy, a brother, Tanner Tally, 20, also of Parker County, and her mother Jill Tally of Minnesota.

"She has always been religious," he said of his daughter. "We all studied the Bible quite a bit and she'd want to call and get my opinion on this or that."

Tally said he was comforted knowing his daughter had faith.

"She's in a better place," he said. "To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord."

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