Feb. 22, 1922 - Sept. 24, 2012
Ralph W. Boese, 90, was born on February 22, 1922 in Apache, OK, and passed away September 24, 2012, in Bend, OR.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II (1941 - 1947), which included 4 years on submarines in the Pacific.
He married Glennys Hasenyager on Sept. 28, 1945, who remained the love of his life. They started a family and moved to Deadwood, S.D., and eventually to Fresno, CA, before settling in Bend in 1957.
He loved the mountains and rivers and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Many early years were spent as an electrician at a local lumber mill and later as a developer and home builder east of Bend.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Glennys; children, Bill Boese (Portland, OR), Carolyn White (Longview, TX) and Diane Pirrello (Medford, OR); four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on September 30, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Missionary Baptist Church 21129 Reed Market Rd., Bend, OR.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Missionary Baptist Church.
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