Bruce Boles, 60, Pacheco, California,
formerly of Caney, Kansas, passed away
January 5, 2014, at Walnut Creek, California
of diabetes complications.
Bruce Edward Boles, was born January 19, 1953, at
Caney, to Evart Lee and Edna Marie Goines
Boles. Bruce grew up in Caney, graduating from Caney High School in 1971.
He enlisted in the US Air Force and received training in avionics. Bruce was united in marriage to Georgia Zepczyk on December 11, 1994 in Pacheco, and they made their home there. Bruce retired as an analyzer technician from Shell Oil Co, Martinez, CA in 2013. He also served as a member of the Shell Clean Fuels Project team.
Bruce enjoyed his computers and educational media. His family lovingly described him as a data junkie, gleaning news, information, and knowledge via numerous resources. For a period, Bruce was a software Beta Tester for Microsoft Corporation. Bruces business assignments took him many places across the US, allowing Georgia to join him often on these travels. Their leisure travels were special times when they would venture to Yosemite National Park in central California.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Georgia of the home children Holly, David and Sarah, step daughters Elizabeth and Sara seven grandchildren: Devon, Ethan, Jackson, Kayla, Jacob, Piper, Joseph brothers Mike and Connie Boles of Piqua, KS, and Roger and Cheryl Boles of Edmond, OK sister in law Anna and Richard Cantrell, Silverdale, WA and 13 nieces and nephews. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his father in 1983 and mother in 2008.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 18th in Concord, CA. Graveside memorial service and interment will be held Friday, January 24th, at 2:00 PM, at Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, under the direction of Potts Chapel in Caney.
The family suggests memorials to Yosemite Conservancy, co yosemiteconservancy.org. Bruce and Georgia visited and supported Yosemite often, and consider the park a true national treasure. The family also encourages friends and family to support Bruces beloved hometown Caney organizations in memory of him. Contributions may be left at the Potts Chapel in Caney.