Ronald Eugene "Ron" Bolton Ph.D.
1945 - 2020
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Bolton, Ronald Eugene "Ron", PhD passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. He was born in Paris, TX on June 13, 1945 and was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Ann Bolton, to whom he was married for 50 years. For over 30 years, Ron was a clinical psychologist operating a private practice in Wichita, KS. He retired in 2015. Prior to that, he and his wife Beverly were house parents at Maude Carpenter Children's Home (now Carpenter Place). Ron earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, his master's degree from Abilene Christian University and his doctorate from the University of North Texas. Ron was an avid amateur astronomer and a longtime member of the Kansas Astronomical Observers. He and Beverly were also dedicated members of the Riverwalk Church of Christ. He is survived by his children Rachel Bolton of Austin, TX and Zachary Bolton of Los Angeles, CA and two grandsons. A memorial service for Ron will be held in the future when family and friends may gather safely in person. In the meantime, donations in Ron's name may be made via mail or online to the Lake Afton Public Observatory (https://www.lakeafton.com), Attn: Ron Bolton Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 554, Goddard, KS 67052 or to Carpenter Place (www.carpenterplace.org), 1501 North Meridian Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67203.

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Published in Wichita Eagle on Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Cristina V Tafoya
Friend
July 3, 2020
Ron was the best big brother a sister could have. He was wise, caring, patient, and a good Christian man. He'll be missed but remembered for being a great person to family and friends.
Linda Bolton Peacock
Sister
July 3, 2020
Linda Bolton Peacock
Sister
July 3, 2020
Ron was an incredibly warm and compassionate colleague and friend. He definitely made the world a better place!
Gloria Jones
Friend
July 2, 2020
Ron was a wonderful friend and neighbor to both me and my parents for almost 40 years. I befriended Zach and Rachel when we were young kids and quickly found out how cool Ron and the whole family were. Ron would work on anything and could fix everything! Zach and I would work on bikes, skateboards, car stereos when we were older, and a lot more. Ron was always there to help us out when we got stuck. Ron was a great man and the entire Bolton family are one for the books. My family couldnt have asked for better neighbors. Rest In Peace, Ron. Im glad you and Beverly are together again.
Ivan Gomez
Friend
July 1, 2020
Rachel I am sorry for your loss. Its been a few years since McLean and my days at Western Auto, but your dad was always a delight. Your family is in my prayers. God Bless
Daniel Stuchlik
Friend
July 1, 2020
I knew Ron from astronomy activities of the Kansas Astronomical Observers and as a colleague and psychologist in the Wichita area. He was intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate and always interested in a good view of the night sky through a telescope. I last observed the sky with him at Okie-Tex Star Party 2019 in Kenton, OK. We were planning to attend the next Okie-Tex and view the skies together again. I guess that will have to wait until the next life. Peace to you Ron.
John Campbell
Friend
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