Claude Russell Boston, 1921-2006
Services were held Tuesday for former Eagle resident Claude Russell Boston.
Boston, 84, was born in Ashley, Ill., on Sept. 17, 1921, to Claude Eric and Laura (Clark) Boston.Laura Boston passed away at an early age and Claude was then raised by Alma Marsh.
Claude Boston passed away at Delta Memorial Hospital, in Delta, Colo., April 14.
Boston served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He married Mary Louise Andrews on Oct. 4, 1941 at Bowling Green, Mo. They had three children.
Boston was a member of the WhiteHall Baptist Church in WhiteHall, Ill. He was a member of American Veterans 100.
While in Eagle, Boston worked for the Eagle County School District, and at the old Loaf and Jug store.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise; son Bob of Jacksonville, Ill.; Mary Ann Harris of Olathe, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ilah Mae Bushnell, also of Jacksonville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bill; and two grandchildren, Brian and Lori.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Claude Boston Memorial Fund, c/o The Bank of the West, 402 Main, Delta, Colo., 81416; or 401 East Main Street, Montrose, Colo., 81401.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Eagle Methodist Church. Burial followed at Olathe Cemetery, Olathe, Colo.