Heaven gets the Sam Houston Area Council's best Scout. At every function we loved to play the 'Last Scout Standing' for years of service, because we all knew who would be the last to sit. Looking in his direction, we each thought "There's how high the bar sets."
Mr. Bovay lived the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law everyday of his life, always thinking of others before himself. He will be missed by all who were blessed to count him as a friend.
Mr. Bovay you will be GREATLY missed. I have many memories with you that I will cherish forever.
As the darkness of night approaches, there is sadness in the air. The life of the one you loved will be no longer there. Though emptiness surronds you, alas, he's finally free. He may have lost the battle, but his soul is there with thee.... It's hard to lose a loved one and we may not understand, put you trust in God the Father and he'll lead you by the hand. He'll lead you through the heartache and dry each tear you cry, for God knows the pain of death, when he saw his own Son die. Just as he loved his Son, he loves you just the same. Sometimes it takes a heartache to magnify his name
It was my privilege to have known and cared for Mr Bovay the past 25 years. I will never forget the numerous hunting trips we shared together, several in which he included my son. He was an example of an individual with the highest integrity, generosity, love of God and his fellow man. Thanks Harry for your friendship, I am a better person for having known you!
Harry Bovay served TSPE and NSPE as President during the earlier days of the organizations, at a time when the societies, as well as our profession, was evolving and meeting many challenges. For those of us who held the office in recent years, there is much that Harry did that remained as guidance for us. Harry Bovay will be missed, but not forgotten.