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COL Lila J. Bosch, Army Nurse Corps, (Retired) died on 14 July 2014 at the Army Residence Community after a battle with lung cancer. Lila was born on 11 March 1930 to the late Priscilla and Hiram Bosch of Chancellor, South Dakota. She was raised on a farm, attended a one room school house and graduated from Presentation College School of Nursing in Aberdeen, SD. After working a couple of years, Lila joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1955. COL Bosch received her training as a "Nurse Anesthetist" at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver, CO. Lila served in many assignments throughout her career to included Germany, Eritrea (Africa) where she received her race car driver's license, deployed to South America for earthquake relief, and served in Vietnam during the "Tet" offensive of 1968 when operating rooms ran around the clock. Lila was also selected for graduate education at Incarnate Word College. COL Bosch's distinguished career culminated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where she was the Chief Nurse Anesthetist and the Consultant to the Surgeon General for Nurse Anesthetists. COL Bosch was awarded the Legion of Merit for her meritorious service throughout her career. During her retirement Lila was instrumental in the development of the "Retired Army Nurse Corps Association " which has survived and grown today. Lila also had two loves playing bridge and her dog enjoying both at the ARC. Lila is survived by her sister Carol Hladky of Chicago, IL and Carol's four children Barbara Forrest of Aberdeen, SD; Patricia Long of Chicago,IL; Elizabeth Bartleman of Chicago, IL and David Hladky of Chancellor, SD; numerous great nieces and nephews, and her beloved schnauzer, Buddy. Lila will be missed by her family, her bridge buddies, and many, many friends.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
11:30 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Converse Animal Shelter, 9634 Schaeffer Rd., Converse, TX 78109 or a .
A reception will follow at the Army Residence Community, 7400 Crestway Dr., San Antonio, TX.
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Published in Express-News on July 20, 2014
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