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William Arthur Boss

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William Arthur Boss Obituary

William A. (Bill) Boss, 88, passed away quietly at his home with his wife and family on Thursday October 8, 2015, he was born on March 4, 1927 to Albert John Boss and Elizabeth Mary Meyer Boss, in Colorado Springs, Co.

In 1944 Bill followed the family tradition and joined the Navy. After a 2 year tour he returned to Coburg, Oregon and married the love of his life Ruth (Eloise) Weems on August 12, 1947. In November 1948 they were blessed with the birth of their only child Vicki Boss Ellis. Bill became an electrical engineer and moved to Alamogordo NM in 1952 and Bill worked for Hughes Aircraft at what is now Holloman AFB. On June 6, 1966 Bill was part of the Surveyor 1 team that landed the first lunar surveyor on the moon near the crater Flamsteed. On August 31, 1968 their only grandchild, Arthur Williams was born in Los Angeles, Ca. and he became the light of their lives. Bill went on to an exciting career working for the Department of Energy all over the country, including working as a telecommunications engineer in Saudi Arabia. He worked for the Department of Energy until his retirement in 1991.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.

His only remaining sister, Jean Roudenbush resides in Eugene, OR.
He leaves behind his beloved great grandchildren Robert, Rachel and Julia Williams and one great-great grandchild, Dean Williams. In addition he leaves behind hundreds of nephews and nieces who loved him dearly and will mourn his passing. He treated each of them as his own children and that gift of love will never be forgotten.

Services will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel. A reception will follow. Please join us in this time of celebrating the life of this wonderful loving man.

The Boss family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 13 to Nov. 12, 2015
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