Remember you from Little League back in the 70'. Spent many a dollar at your many businesses that helped all of us. Thoughts & Prayers to your family. I know many people already in heavan will be welcoming your smiling face.
Dear Fran and family,
Please know that you have my deepest condolences. Bob was such a wonderful man, and the privilege of meeting and knowing him for so many years while I was choir director at Westminster is just that, an enormous privilege. Please know that Mel's and my prayers are with you.
Mr. Bolen, a great man, a great boss and a great mentor and now a great loss to many. I was a high school 'DE' employee at McCrory five and dime for 2 years and I can't give Mr Bolen enough credit for his teachings of work ethics and also the importance of education that has influenced my life since 1951. He was there for me when my Daddy died unexpectedly to comfort my Mother and me, and, Mrs Bolen, I was there when he went to marry you and brought you back to be a "Texan". He was so excited we employees thought he would explode. I pray God's peace for the Bolen family. Minnie Anderson Mason
Sincere Condolences to FWPD Data Reporting Unit Shift Supervisor Crystal Steward and her family for the loss of your loved one. We will send up prayers on your behalf and your family's behalf that God will keep you in perfect peace during this sad time.
Dear Fran and Mayor Bob family
I was sad to learn of Bob's passing. We all have lost a dear friend in this life. Many of my most fond memories are from the time the citizens of Council District 6 bestowed on me to honor to represent them on the Mayor Bolen City Council of Fort Worth. I had the privilege to witness and learn from the remarkable leadership of Bob Bolen.
His presence will be missed by all but all of us get to appreciate his legacy each day. If one test of life is to leave a place better than you found it, Bob has a triple A plus.
Garey W. Gilley
To Kris Steward and his families: I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayer. May God bless you all thorugh sad time. Here is my hugs to you and your families. He was wonderful man when I first met him 1 time. We will remembering in our hearts. God Bless You. In Christ, Christina Whitley
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I talked with Mr Bolen at an Edna Gladney function what a kind man, Deb Chester Maclin - Ft Worth
One of the greatest men we ever knew. He will be missed not only by us but all of the Fort Worth Community.
Phil and Judy Giles
Years ago, when I was MUCH younger, I managed 2 of Bob Bolen's Hallmark Shops, both in Hurst. I was one of the youngest managers he had ever had, according to him, but with teachings of Bob Bolen and Bill Coker, and A.J. Lemmond, I became a good store manager, good with hiring wonderful employees, worked in the company for almost 10 years, and actually made a little money for the chain! When I bought my first brand new car with the earnings I made , a 1977 Cutlass, and he was thrilled and pleased for me when I dragged him out to see it! A wonderful man, a wonderful employer, with a wonderful family. I was taught very well! Thank you, Bob Bolen!
Claudell Howl Coffman
Hi Randy, Prayers for you and your family for the loss of you dad. I was sad to hear it.
Bob also left his legacy to University Little League, the association where I first met him in the late sixties. He served on the Board of Directors and greatly influenced the expansion of the league thus providing a progressive, wonderful environment for the children of Fort Worth South Side. More importantly, when I came to him about starting a league for girls' softball, he supported me and the girls completely. Through the years, our friendship continued. While teaching a Common Grounds English course at TCC, I invited him to be our guest of honor. He not only provided the class with valuable information about the city of Fort Worth and its citizens but he also staid long after the class ended, answering questions and advising students. Bob has long been my hero and is a great loss in our lives, but I have a feeling he has already assumed a new role in his new journey and is still making life better for all souls, not just a select few. He will live on in our hearts, our thoughts, our memories.
My heart aches to know that Mayor Bob is gone. There never will be anyone quite like him and I treasure memories of the times I spent in his office rocking chair at TCU, seeking his wise counsel. I constantly impress upon my students to "always leave a place better than you found it." Bob will be missed sorely.
He was a nice man, Fort Worth has lost a great citizen.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire Bolen family
I remember Bob Bolen when he owned and ran the Toy Palace in the Westcliff Shopping Center. Around 1957 he gave me my first "job" placing advertising leaflets on all the cars in the Westcliff Center. That was really hot work considering it was in the summer! I have lots of good memories of Bob and his Toy Palace store.