Longtime Burlington resident Charles Coad (Bud) Boyles passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Denver. |
He was born to Joseph Andrew and Vera Coad Boyles on Jan. 19, 1921 in Kearney, Neb.
As an infant they moved to Burlington. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1939.
Bud was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, being baptized and joining the church on June 9, 1946.
Bud worked at W-B Drug in Burlington before enlisting in the US Navy in World War II serving 3 years, 2 of which were in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in June 1945. He was always proud of his service for our country.
One week after returning home from overseas, he and Alice Pischke were united in marriage on July 1, 1945 in Burlington. To this union, one son, David Charles was born on Oct. 17, 1950.
After the war Bud was employed at W-B Liquor store for several years before becoming the sole owner of it.
In 1965 Bud went across the street to be employed at The Bank of Burlington. He attended the Colorado School of Banking at the University of Colorado and graduated in August 1971. Bud retired from the bank in 1986.
He loved playing bridge and sports of all kinds, mainly golf and bowling. His Burlington bowling team won the Colorado State Bowing Tournament one year.
He enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states, Europe, Canada and Mexico.
He and Alice volunteered at the Colorado Welcome Center for a number of years.
They enjoyed vacationing in Mesa, Ariz. and after retirement spent more time there with relatives and friends.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jack, sister Nintha Mae, sister Esther and nieces and nephews.
He leaves to mourn, his loving wife, son David and wife Ginny of Denver and Tucson, Ariz., grandsons Matthew and wife Xavier of Denver, Joshua and wife Diana of Genesse, Travis of Boulder and 2 great-grand-sons, Connor and Evan.
Memorials may be made in Bud's name to the Trinity Lutheran Church and may be left at or sent to The Bank of Burlington, P.O. Box 429, Burlington, CO 80807.
Funeral services for Charles were held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington with Pastor Bill Viergutz officiating.
Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Burlington.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Burlington.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to leave a message of condolence for the family and to sign their online register book.
Published in The Burlington Record on Feb. 13, 2014