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Boyd W. Rose

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Boyd W. Rose Obituary
BOYD W. ROSE Boyd W. Rose, born in Valley County, Nebraska, was a resident of Riverside, CA since 1950. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the age of 94. Boyd was a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut and a veteran of WWII. He served in the Pacific where one of his tasks was clearing mines in Japanese harbors after the war. He received his degree in engineering from the University of Denver and retired from FMC Corporation after a 35 year career as a mechanical engineer and manager. He was preceded in death by his much loved and devoted wife of 60 years, Phyllis. They lived in the same house since 1950 which they lovingly maintained, raising two sons, Kenneth and Larry. His only granddaughter, Christine (Robert) Zwolfer is the proud parent of his two great grandsons, Calvin and Maclean, who last visited their great papa (from Colorado) just before he fell ill in late June. Boyd was able to show them the Janet Goeske Center and Laguna Beach where his favorite restaurant spot was located. Along the way he shared with them stories of his life growing up in the dust bowl and the depression. He was an avid golfer for much of his life and after some heart complications made golfing difficult, he continued to enjoy golf on television, reading and exercising at the nearby senior center. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 21 at 11 a.m. at Akes Family Funeral Home, 9595 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Janet Goeske Foundation at 5257 Sierra Street in Riverside, CA or the Riverside Branch of the .

Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 30, 2015
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