In memory of
Billy Ray Boswell
In memory of
Billy Ray Boswell
Billy Ray Boswell Billy Ray Boswell, age 82, passed peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, August 17, 2020, in Palm Desert, CA. He was born in Elvins, Missouri, one of 4 brothers. After graduating high school, he joined the Army and served for 2 years. He was married for 39 years and had 5 children. Bill enjoyed raising his family in Southern California. He took his children to amusement parks, Dodgers and Angels' baseball games, the mountains, and beaches up and down the coast; he was also always up for finding new city parks to keep 5 children entertained. Every two years he loaded up the family wagon and traveled across the United States to return to his midwestern roots to visit extended family. One of his favorite parts of those journeys with his family was visiting big attractions like Yosemite and Mount Rushmore, and small attractions, like Wall Drugs in South Dakota to try their famous buffalo burgers. He was also an avid bicycle rider, logging thousands of miles riding in Southern California, Michigan, and most other states in-between. Bill retired from the phone company when he was 55 years old. He enjoyed several years of retirement in the Palm Springs area. His activities there included riding his bicycle, singing karaoke, hiking, and playing bingo. He also loved family gatherings with all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) caught up to him 2 years ago, and he moved into his friend's home, as a boarder. As he wished, Bill was under HospiceCare since February 2020 so he could remain at home. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, older brother Bob, youngest brother Richard, and his daughter Debra Rae. Bill was divorced and is survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Due to COVID 19 there will not be an in-person memorial. Contributions in Bill's name can be made to the COPD Foundation. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Family HospiceCare for their attentiveness and care.
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In memory of
Billy Ray Boswell
Billy Ray Boswell Billy Ray Boswell, age 82, passed peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, August 17, 2020, in Palm Desert, CA. He was born in Elvins, Missouri, one of 4 brothers. After graduating high school, he joined the Army and served for 2 years. He was married for 39 years and had 5 children. Bill enjoyed raising his family in Southern California. He took his children to amusement parks, Dodgers and Angels' baseball games, the mountains, and beaches up and down the coast; he was also always up for finding new city parks to keep 5 children entertained. Every two years he loaded up the family wagon and traveled across the United States to return to his midwestern roots to visit extended family. One of his favorite parts of those journeys with his family was visiting big attractions like Yosemite and Mount Rushmore, and small attractions, like Wall Drugs in South Dakota to try their famous buffalo burgers. He was also an avid bicycle rider, logging thousands of miles riding in Southern California, Michigan, and most other states in-between. Bill retired from the phone company when he was 55 years old. He enjoyed several years of retirement in the Palm Springs area. His activities there included riding his bicycle, singing karaoke, hiking, and playing bingo. He also loved family gatherings with all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) caught up to him 2 years ago, and he moved into his friend's home, as a boarder. As he wished, Bill was under HospiceCare since February 2020 so he could remain at home. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, older brother Bob, youngest brother Richard, and his daughter Debra Rae. Bill was divorced and is survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Due to COVID 19 there will not be an in-person memorial. Contributions in Bill's name can be made to the COPD Foundation. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Family HospiceCare for their attentiveness and care.
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