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Lynne Boles

 


Lynne Boles

Lynne Gray Davidson Boles, 73, passed away Feb. 16, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center, following a long illness.

Her funeral service will be 1 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, with Ila McClenahan officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the Elks Lodge immediately after. Memorial contributions in Lynne's honor may be made to Kitty Keepers of Havre, the Havre Animal Shelter or a memorial of one's choice. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

Lynne was born March 13, 1937, in Havre to Ruth Wagner and Jack Davidson. She graduated from Havre High School in 1955 and worked as a Mountain Bell telephone operator.

She married Robah "Bud" Eldred Boles Jr., June 15, 1955, in Coos Bay, Ore. From 1955 to 1968, Lynne and Bud were stationed with the U. S. Air Force, spending most of their time overseas in France, England and Scotland being her favorite. Bud retired to St. Augustine, Fla., in 1968, and together they opened two antique and art galleries with the numerous items they had purchased while traveling. Lynne returned to Havre in 1973 with her children, following the death of her husband.

Lynne was employed at the Hill County Council on Aging for two years. In 1975 Lynne began working at the Hill County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher/secretary. She absolutely loved her job and the people she worked with. Lynne was the first certified forensic document examiner in the state of Montana. She was a graduate of Scotland Yard Forensics, in Woodbridge, England, and a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. She was a fellow with the International Graphoanalysis College and life member of the National Forensic Academy.

Although the deputies were "her boys, " she retired from the sheriff's office in 2001 to spend more time with her grandchildren, books and cats, and because she hated computers.

Lynne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister, Jaqueline.

Lynne is survived by her son, David (Tammy) Boles of Havre; and daughter, Vicky (Clyde Jr.) Thomas of Havre; her grandchildren, Brandalyn (Robert) Kurtz, Clyde "Duke" Thomas III, and Chelsea, Kyle, Michaela, Jerod and Janae Boles. Lynne is also survived by her feline children and best buddies Pottsie and Smokey.

Lynne Gray Davidson Boles, 73, passed away Feb. 16, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center, following a long illness.

Her funeral service will be 1 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, with Ila McClenahan officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the Elks Lodge immediately after. Memorial contributions in Lynne's honor may be made to Kitty Keepers of Havre, the Havre Animal Shelter or a memorial of one's choice. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

Lynne was born March 13, 1937, in Havre to Ruth Wagner and Jack Davidson. She graduated from Havre High School in 1955 and worked as a Mountain Bell telephone operator.

She married Robah "Bud" Eldred Boles Jr., June 15, 1955, in Coos Bay, Ore. From 1955 to 1968, Lynne and Bud were stationed with the U. S. Air Force, spending most of their time overseas in France, England and Scotland being her favorite. Bud retired to St. Augustine, Fla., in 1968, and together they opened two antique and art galleries with the numerous items they had purchased while traveling. Lynne returned to Havre in 1973 with her children, following the death of her husband.

Lynne was employed at the Hill County Council on Aging for two years. In 1975 Lynne began working at the Hill County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher/secretary. She absolutely loved her job and the people she worked with. Lynne was the first certified forensic document examiner in the state of Montana. She was a graduate of Scotland Yard Forensics, in Woodbridge, England, and a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. She was a fellow with the International Graphoanalysis College and life member of the National Forensic Academy.

Although the deputies were "her boys, " she retired from the sheriff's office in 2001 to spend more time with her grandchildren, books and cats, and because she hated computers.

Lynne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister, Jaqueline.

Lynne is survived by her son, David (Tammy) Boles of Havre; and daughter, Vicky (Clyde Jr.) Thomas of Havre; her grandchildren, Brandalyn (Robert) Kurtz, Clyde "Duke" Thomas III, and Chelsea, Kyle, Michaela, Jerod and Janae Boles. Lynne is also survived by her feline children and best buddies Pottsie and Smokey.

 

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