Harry Bovay Jr.

Houston, Texas

Sep 4, 1914 – May 24, 2011


Friday, September 4th 1914
Tuesday, May 24th 2011
Texas A&M


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Bovayage 96, president of Mid-South Telecommunications Company, Inc., passed away on Tuesday, the 24th of May 2011.Harry was born on the 4th of September 1914, in Big Rapids, Michigan, the second of four children to the late Harry Elmo Bovay and Addibelle Bentley Bovay. He was preceded in death...

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Uncle Harry...Wish I could have spent more time with you. Momma was so very proud of you. She talked of you all the time. As a child, I remember telling Momma, you were my "favorite Uncle". I am comforted by te fact that you, Aunt Jeanne, George, and your parents are all together now in the most perfect place...loving and enjoying being together again. God Bless you and the souls of all the departed

Mr. Bovay was very generous to the students at Houlka Attendance Center. He was a wonderful man who truly cared about others and strongly believed in giving back to others. He will be greatly missed.

As Mr. Bovay’s caretaker for the past 8 years, I was extremely privileged to have cared for someone who was so smart, caring and generous. I remember going to school, then coming in to assist Mr. Bovay, and realizing I had just stepped into another classroom. He taught me that life should be lived to its fullest. He told me his life experiences and struggles. He told me he felt strongly about getting an education, and of course always pushed me to get my degree. He once shared with me his...

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Bovay Family on your loss. I first met Mr. Bovay while employed as an analyst with the Aetna Life & Casualty back in the 1970's. When the Aetna closed the doors to the casualty division nationwide, Mr. Bovay hired me when Bovay Engineers was located near the Warwick Hotel. He was a good friend and boss. I had the pleasure of seeing him about a year and a half ago over in the medical center and he actually knew who I was. As we talked while getting...

I worked for Bovay Engineers for several years and found Mr. Bovay to be a very kind and friendly man. I know he will be missed by many. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.

Heaven gets the Sam Houston Area Council's best Scout. At every function we loved to play the 'Last Scout Standing' for years of service, because we all knew who would be the last to sit. Looking in his direction, we each thought "There's how high the bar sets."

Mr. Bovay lived the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law everyday of his life, always thinking of others before himself. He will be missed by all who were blessed to count him as a friend.

Mr. Bovay you will be GREATLY missed. I have many memories with you that I will cherish forever.

As the darkness of night approaches, there is sadness in the air. The life of the one you loved will be no longer there. Though emptiness surronds you, alas, he's finally free. He may have lost the battle, but his soul is there with thee.... It's hard to lose a loved one and we may not understand, put you trust in God the Father and he'll lead you by the hand. He'll lead you through...

It was my privilege to have known and cared for Mr Bovay the past 25 years. I will never forget the numerous hunting trips we shared together, several in which he included my son. He was an example of an individual with the highest integrity, generosity, love of God and his fellow man. Thanks Harry for your friendship, I am a better person for having known you!