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Louis John Boldt

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LOUIS JOHN BOLDT Louis John Boldt passed away peacefully on February 27, 2013. He was born in Aberdeen, Idaho in May 1921. He met his wife Rebecca K. Boldt in Brisbane, Australia in 1943 and was married later that year. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage until her passing in 2001. They had six children, Kathleen (deceased), Ronald, Carol, David, Rebecca and Jeff. He is survived by eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Louis served his country during World War II as a radio man with the U.S. Navy as part of the Pacific Fleet. He served on various naval ships including the U.S.S Portland and U.S.S. Fulton. After the battle of Midway, he was involved in the rescue of survivors resulting from the sinking of the U.S. S. Yorktown. Louis served in the U.S. Navy until the end of World War II in 1945. After the war, Louis returned to Idaho and subsequently began his long career in civil service. Most significant was his service with the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller. He worked at the FAA until his retirement in 1976. During his "retirement years" he earned an AA Degree in Marketing from Riverside City College, worked part time at Hillmer's Luggage in Riverside, traveled extensively with his wife, and served in various ministries at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Riverside. He moved to the Pismo Beach area in 2000 where he lived until his death. He was active at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pismo Beach. Funeral arrangements for Louis Boldt are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary in Arroyo Grande. A memorial mass will be conducted for Louis Boldt on Monday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pismo Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to your local Hospice.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 6, 2013
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