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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 12-28-09

Frank Lester Boulter, age 91, of LaSalle, Colo., passed away December 4, 2009 at the NCMC Hospice Inpatient Unit.

He was born October 8, 1918 in a home southeast of LaSalle to Frank and Fanny (Jennaway) Boulter.

On January 17, 1948 he married Joyce Elizabeth Mefferd in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She died in March of 1980. On December 3, 1988, Les married Ila Jean Leavy in Adelaide, South Australia.

Les graduated from College High School in June 1936, after having completed his primary education at Beebe Draw School, southeast of LaSalle. After high school, he attended refrigeration school in Chicago, Ill. In October of 1940, he completed an aircraft sheet metal course at Curtiss Wright Technical Institute of Aeronautics in Glendale, Calif. For a short time, he managed a Richfield gas station there. He worked for North American Aviation in Inglewood, Calif., where he helped build P-51 fighter jets until he joined the United States Air Force in 1944. His final assignment was with the United States Army Transportation and Signal Corps from February 29, 1944 to May 29, 1946. He headed a radar crew on merchant ship voyages to Marseilles, France and Okinawa, Japan, to pick up troops. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the family farm.

Les farmed southeast of LaSalle and north of Platteville from 1947 to 2000, raising dry land wheat, corn, potatoes and sugar beets. He received the High Station Award 11 different years for highest per acre average yield of sugar.

In the 1970’s, Les began raising registered Galloway cattle. He won the Carcass Contest at the National Western Stock Show in 1979 and won varied ribbons in subsequent years for cattle he showed. He was president of the Terry Grazing Association for many years.

Les enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, singing Western songs and dancing. He and his wife were members of the Good Times Dance Club. Hosting picnic and swim parties for his family and friends gave him abundant pleasure. He recorded a CD of some favorite country songs before his 84th birthday; on that CD is his theme song, “Back in the Saddle Again.” He enjoyed telling people to “keep smiling” and to sing when they felt down. He wished to be remembered for “his friendships and fair dealings.”

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1996, Les lived with remarkable resilience and bravery, working part time until 2002 when he couldn’t chase cattle anymore. He was cared for in his home by his sons, his wife and several loving caregivers.

Les was a member of Greeley Elks Lodge No. 809 and was affiliated with Family of Christ Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ila J. Leavy, his sons Stephen Kirk Boulter of LaSalle, Colo., and David Scott Boulter (Sue Mee) of Lawrence, Kan., his stepson the Rev. Jonathan Leavy (Scott Meyerson) of Alameda, Calif., and his stepdaughter Sheri Leavy Ulrich (Marty) of Snoqualmie, Wash.; his grandson, Austin Robert Boulter, granddaughter Abigail Sloan Ulrich, two step grandsons and five step great-grandchildren; his brother, James Boulter (Dottie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dorothy Boulter and Mary Conner and brothers John Walter Boulter and William Boulter.

Services were held December 12, 2009 at Family of Christ Presbyterian Church. He wanted a party with food, drink, cowboy music and “tall tales.”

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s of the Rockies, Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or the Family of Christ Presbyterian Church Building Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo., 80631. Friends may view the online obit and sign the guest book at http://www.Allnutt.com.

Frank Lester Boulter, age 91, of LaSalle, Colo., passed away December 4, 2009 at the NCMC Hospice Inpatient Unit.

He was born October 8, 1918 in a home southeast of LaSalle to Frank and Fanny (Jennaway) Boulter.

On January 17, 1948 he married Joyce Elizabeth Mefferd in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She died in March of 1980. On December 3, 1988, Les married Ila Jean Leavy in Adelaide, South Australia.

Les graduated from College High School in June 1936, after having completed his primary education at Beebe Draw School, southeast of LaSalle. After high school, he attended refrigeration school in Chicago, Ill. In October of 1940, he completed an aircraft sheet metal course at Curtiss Wright Technical Institute of Aeronautics in Glendale, Calif. For a short time, he managed a Richfield gas station there. He worked for North American Aviation in Inglewood, Calif., where he helped build P-51 fighter jets until he joined the United States Air Force in 1944. His final assignment was with the United States Army Transportation and Signal Corps from February 29, 1944 to May 29, 1946. He headed a radar crew on merchant ship voyages to Marseilles, France and Okinawa, Japan, to pick up troops. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the family farm.

Les farmed southeast of LaSalle and north of Platteville from 1947 to 2000, raising dry land wheat, corn, potatoes and sugar beets. He received the High Station Award 11 different years for highest per acre average yield of sugar.

In the 1970’s, Les began raising registered Galloway cattle. He won the Carcass Contest at the National Western Stock Show in 1979 and won varied ribbons in subsequent years for cattle he showed. He was president of the Terry Grazing Association for many years.

Les enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, singing Western songs and dancing. He and his wife were members of the Good Times Dance Club. Hosting picnic and swim parties for his family and friends gave him abundant pleasure. He recorded a CD of some favorite country songs before his 84th birthday; on that CD is his theme song, “Back in the Saddle Again.” He enjoyed telling people to “keep smiling” and to sing when they felt down. He wished to be remembered for “his friendships and fair dealings.”

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1996, Les lived with remarkable resilience and bravery, working part time until 2002 when he couldn’t chase cattle anymore. He was cared for in his home by his sons, his wife and several loving caregivers.

Les was a member of Greeley Elks Lodge No. 809 and was affiliated with Family of Christ Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ila J. Leavy, his sons Stephen Kirk Boulter of LaSalle, Colo., and David Scott Boulter (Sue Mee) of Lawrence, Kan., his stepson the Rev. Jonathan Leavy (Scott Meyerson) of Alameda, Calif., and his stepdaughter Sheri Leavy Ulrich (Marty) of Snoqualmie, Wash.; his grandson, Austin Robert Boulter, granddaughter Abigail Sloan Ulrich, two step grandsons and five step great-grandchildren; his brother, James Boulter (Dottie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dorothy Boulter and Mary Conner and brothers John Walter Boulter and William Boulter.

Services were held December 12, 2009 at Family of Christ Presbyterian Church. He wanted a party with food, drink, cowboy music and “tall tales.”

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s of the Rockies, Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or the Family of Christ Presbyterian Church Building Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo., 80631. Friends may view the online obit and sign the guest book at http://www.Allnutt.com.

Frank Lester Boulter, age 91, of LaSalle, Colo., passed away December 4, 2009 at the NCMC Hospice Inpatient Unit.

He was born October 8, 1918 in a home southeast of LaSalle to Frank and Fanny (Jennaway) Boulter.

On January 17, 1948 he married Joyce Elizabeth Mefferd in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She died in March of 1980. On December 3, 1988, Les married Ila Jean Leavy in Adelaide, South Australia.

Les graduated from College High School in June 1936, after having completed his primary education at Beebe Draw School, southeast of LaSalle. After high school, he attended refrigeration school in Chicago, Ill. In October of 1940, he completed an aircraft sheet metal course at Curtiss Wright Technical Institute of Aeronautics in Glendale, Calif. For a short time, he managed a Richfield gas station there. He worked for North American Aviation in Inglewood, Calif., where he helped build P-51 fighter jets until he joined the United States Air Force in 1944. His final assignment was with the United States Army Transportation and Signal Corps from February 29, 1944 to May 29, 1946. He headed a radar crew on merchant ship voyages to Marseilles, France and Okinawa, Japan, to pick up troops. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the family farm.

Les farmed southeast of LaSalle and north of Platteville from 1947 to 2000, raising dry land wheat, corn, potatoes and sugar beets. He received the High Station Award 11 different years for highest per acre average yield of sugar.

In the 1970’s, Les began raising registered Galloway cattle. He won the Carcass Contest at the National Western Stock Show in 1979 and won varied ribbons in subsequent years for cattle he showed. He was president of the Terry Grazing Association for many years.

Les enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, singing Western songs and dancing. He and his wife were members of the Good Times Dance Club. Hosting picnic and swim parties for his family and friends gave him abundant pleasure. He recorded a CD of some favorite country songs before his 84th birthday; on that CD is his theme song, “Back in the Saddle Again.” He enjoyed telling people to “keep smiling” and to sing when they felt down. He wished to be remembered for “his friendships and fair dealings.”

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1996, Les lived with remarkable resilience and bravery, working part time until 2002 when he couldn’t chase cattle anymore. He was cared for in his home by his sons, his wife and several loving caregivers.

Les was a member of Greeley Elks Lodge No. 809 and was affiliated with Family of Christ Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ila J. Leavy, his sons Stephen Kirk Boulter of LaSalle, Colo., and David Scott Boulter (Sue Mee) of Lawrence, Kan., his stepson the Rev. Jonathan Leavy (Scott Meyerson) of Alameda, Calif., and his stepdaughter Sheri Leavy Ulrich (Marty) of Snoqualmie, Wash.; his grandson, Austin Robert Boulter, granddaughter Abigail Sloan Ulrich, two step grandsons and five step great-grandchildren; his brother, James Boulter (Dottie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dorothy Boulter and Mary Conner and brothers John Walter Boulter and William Boulter.

Services were held December 12, 2009 at Family of Christ Presbyterian Church. He wanted a party with food, drink, cowboy music and “tall tales.”

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s of the Rockies, Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or the Family of Christ Presbyterian Church Building Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo., 80631. Friends may view the online obit and sign the guest book at http://www.Allnutt.com.

Frank Lester Boulter, age 91, of LaSalle, Colo., passed away December 4, 2009 at the NCMC Hospice Inpatient Unit.

He was born October 8, 1918 in a home southeast of LaSalle to Frank and Fanny (Jennaway) Boulter.

On January 17, 1948 he married Joyce Elizabeth Mefferd in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She died in March of 1980. On December 3, 1988, Les married Ila Jean Leavy in Adelaide, South Australia.

Les graduated from College High School in June 1936, after having completed his primary education at Beebe Draw School, southeast of LaSalle. After high school, he attended refrigeration school in Chicago, Ill. In October of 1940, he completed an aircraft sheet metal course at Curtiss Wright Technical Institute of Aeronautics in Glendale, Calif. For a short time, he managed a Richfield gas station there. He worked for North American Aviation in Inglewood, Calif., where he helped build P-51 fighter jets until he joined the United States Air Force in 1944. His final assignment was with the United States Army Transportation and Signal Corps from February 29, 1944 to May 29, 1946. He headed a radar crew on merchant ship voyages to Marseilles, France and Okinawa, Japan, to pick up troops. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the family farm.

Les farmed southeast of LaSalle and north of Platteville from 1947 to 2000, raising dry land wheat, corn, potatoes and sugar beets. He received the High Station Award 11 different years for highest per acre average yield of sugar.

In the 1970’s, Les began raising registered Galloway cattle. He won the Carcass Contest at the National Western Stock Show in 1979 and won varied ribbons in subsequent years for cattle he showed. He was president of the Terry Grazing Association for many years.

Les enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, singing Western songs and dancing. He and his wife were members of the Good Times Dance Club. Hosting picnic and swim parties for his family and friends gave him abundant pleasure. He recorded a CD of some favorite country songs before his 84th birthday; on that CD is his theme song, “Back in the Saddle Again.” He enjoyed telling people to “keep smiling” and to sing when they felt down. He wished to be remembered for “his friendships and fair dealings.”

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1996, Les lived with remarkable resilience and bravery, working part time until 2002 when he couldn’t chase cattle anymore. He was cared for in his home by his sons, his wife and several loving caregivers.

Les was a member of Greeley Elks Lodge No. 809 and was affiliated with Family of Christ Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ila J. Leavy, his sons Stephen Kirk Boulter of LaSalle, Colo., and David Scott Boulter (Sue Mee) of Lawrence, Kan., his stepson the Rev. Jonathan Leavy (Scott Meyerson) of Alameda, Calif., and his stepdaughter Sheri Leavy Ulrich (Marty) of Snoqualmie, Wash.; his grandson, Austin Robert Boulter, granddaughter Abigail Sloan Ulrich, two step grandsons and five step great-grandchildren; his brother, James Boulter (Dottie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dorothy Boulter and Mary Conner and brothers John Walter Boulter and William Boulter.

Services were held December 12, 2009 at Family of Christ Presbyterian Church. He wanted a party with food, drink, cowboy music and “tall tales.”

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s of the Rockies, Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or the Family of Christ Presbyterian Church Building Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo., 80631. Friends may view the online obit and sign the guest book at http://www.Allnutt.com.

Frank Lester Boulter, age 91, of LaSalle, Colo., passed away December 4, 2009 at the NCMC Hospice Inpatient Unit.

He was born October 8, 1918 in a home southeast of LaSalle to Frank and Fanny (Jennaway) Boulter.

On January 17, 1948 he married Joyce Elizabeth Mefferd in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She died in March of 1980. On December 3, 1988, Les married Ila Jean Leavy in Adelaide, South Australia.

Les graduated from College High School in June 1936, after having completed his primary education at Beebe Draw School, southeast of LaSalle. After high school, he attended refrigeration school in Chicago, Ill. In October of 1940, he completed an aircraft sheet metal course at Curtiss Wright Technical Institute of Aeronautics in Glendale, Calif. For a short time, he managed a Richfield gas station there. He worked for North American Aviation in Inglewood, Calif., where he helped build P-51 fighter jets until he joined the United States Air Force in 1944. His final assignment was with the United States Army Transportation and Signal Corps from February 29, 1944 to May 29, 1946. He headed a radar crew on merchant ship voyages to Marseilles, France and Okinawa, Japan, to pick up troops. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the family farm.

Les farmed southeast of LaSalle and north of Platteville from 1947 to 2000, raising dry land wheat, corn, potatoes and sugar beets. He received the High Station Award 11 different years for highest per acre average yield of sugar.

In the 1970’s, Les began raising registered Galloway cattle. He won the Carcass Contest at the National Western Stock Show in 1979 and won varied ribbons in subsequent years for cattle he showed. He was president of the Terry Grazing Association for many years.

Les enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, singing Western songs and dancing. He and his wife were members of the Good Times Dance Club. Hosting picnic and swim parties for his family and friends gave him abundant pleasure. He recorded a CD of some favorite country songs before his 84th birthday; on that CD is his theme song, “Back in the Saddle Again.” He enjoyed telling people to “keep smiling” and to sing when they felt down. He wished to be remembered for “his friendships and fair dealings.”

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1996, Les lived with remarkable resilience and bravery, working part time until 2002 when he couldn’t chase cattle anymore. He was cared for in his home by his sons, his wife and several loving caregivers.

Les was a member of Greeley Elks Lodge No. 809 and was affiliated with Family of Christ Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ila J. Leavy, his sons Stephen Kirk Boulter of LaSalle, Colo., and David Scott Boulter (Sue Mee) of Lawrence, Kan., his stepson the Rev. Jonathan Leavy (Scott Meyerson) of Alameda, Calif., and his stepdaughter Sheri Leavy Ulrich (Marty) of Snoqualmie, Wash.; his grandson, Austin Robert Boulter, granddaughter Abigail Sloan Ulrich, two step grandsons and five step great-grandchildren; his brother, James Boulter (Dottie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dorothy Boulter and Mary Conner and brothers John Walter Boulter and William Boulter.

Services were held December 12, 2009 at Family of Christ Presbyterian Church. He wanted a party with food, drink, cowboy music and “tall tales.”

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s of the Rockies, Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or the Family of Christ Presbyterian Church Building Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo., 80631. Friends may view the online obit and sign the guest book at http://www.Allnutt.com.


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