Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Goodbye Grandma

My Grandma passed away a couple of weeks ago. It has been very hard for me, she is the first person even kind of close to me to pass away. My Grandparents have been a very big part of my life since my Mom had me at such a young age. They were always there for me and my Grandparents helped me through College and many other times. My Grandpa also is sick so i hope he can make it for a while longer. Below is her Obituary. Take a second to think about those you love and what they mean to you.

Mary L. Bolton

Oct. 9, 1932 รข€” May 26, 2007

Mary Bolton, 74, died Sunday, May 26 at Regent Court in Corvallis after an extended illness.

She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., to John Thomas and Pearl Weatherford.

She grew up in Grandfield, Okla., and graduated from Grandfield High School in 1950.

She married her high school sweetheart, Floyd E. Bolton, on Dec. 13, 1952 in Grandfield. They had two children: a son, Floyd Jr., in 1956, and a daughter, Kristi, in 1961.

Mary and her husband, who worked in international agricultural development, lived in Ethiopia (1962-1965), Turkey (1969-1973) and Tunisia (1981-1983). During this time they traveled to Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Mexico. They finally settled in Philomath in 1973.

Mary enjoyed bowling, the OSU Folk Club and volunteering at the OSU Thrift Store. Most of all she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by Floyd, her husband of 54 years; sister Polly Byrns of Lawton, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law Floyd Jr. and Connie of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law Kristi and Jim McConnell of Tualatin; and grandchildren Will Nanof of Sacramento, Jeremy, Jordan and Kenzi McConnell of Tualatin, and Jesse and Christie McConnell of Wilsonville.

A private memorial service will be held in June.

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