BOLEN, Max Carlton
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Max Carlton Bolen, 94 of Austin, Texas passed away of natural causes on Saturday, October 5, 2013. He graduated from High School in Waynetown, Indiana, earned his Bachelor's degree from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, his Masters Degree from Purdue University and PhD from Texas A&M University.
Max was a retired College Educator in Physics having taught at Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois; Texas A&M, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, Oklahoma City University and the University Of Texas at El Paso. He was named Professor Emeritus at UTEP upon his retirement 1986. He was a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society, Alpha Phi Omega, National Service fraternity, a Member of the Masonic Lodge, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and numerous other science and education organizations. In 1992 he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics teaching from the Texas Education Agency and National Science Foundation. He was selected in 1970 as an Outstanding Educator in America.
Max was a veteran of WW II, and had a wide variety of life interests. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a study leader in Men's Bible Study Fellowship, a television weatherman in Illinois and Oklahoma, a textbook author, and avid supporter of athletics in the colleges he served.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lois Larkins Bolen and is survived by his son Dr. Ronald Bolen and wife Susie Bolen of Austin, Texas and son Roger Bolen and wife Karen Bolen of Cedar Park, Texas; five grandchildren, Kevin Bolen and wife Amanda of Allen, Texas; Karen Bolen Bellos and husband Greg of San Antonio, Texas; David Bolen and wife Amber of Lubbock, Texas; Jennifer Bolen Dooley and husband Adam of Leander, Texas; and James Bolen of Denton, Texas and seven great grandchildren.
Family held a private service in El Paso on October 10, 2013. There will be a celebration of his life in a memorial service at Hope Presbyterian Church Austin, Texas, October 19, 2013 at 10:00am. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Generation to Generation Fund at Hope Presbyterian Church, 11512 Olson Dr., Austin, TX, 78750 or Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. Suite 100, Austin, Tx 78759 or a
Arrangements being handled by Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr. El Paso, TX 79912. (915) 584-1234 Fax (915) 584-5584
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2013