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FORT WORTH -- Grant Clinton Boardman, 84, died Friday, August 13, 2010, at home, thus peacefully ending his short and fierce battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday,
August 21, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church.
Interment in Monroe will be announced at a later date.
Grant was born in Sterlington, LA, October 28, 1925, to Clark C. and Ethel V. Martin Boardman.
He graduated from Neville High School in Monroe, LA. After serving 3 years active duty in the Navy, he graduated from Louisiana State University in Chemical Engineering with Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society class of 1949. He married Maxine Moore Cahoon, Fort Worth, and they moved to Monroe to begin their family. The solid friendship base on which they began their marriage created a legacy which has nurtured them through happy and difficult times and which they continue to treasure and pass to their children.
As an engineer with Sid Richardson Carbon and Gas, Grant built carbon black plants all over the world. He was past president of the International Carbon Black Association. He and his family spent 10 years in Big Spring, TX, where he was instrumental in building the most environmentally clean carbon plant to that date. He had a special love and connection to the people and culture of South India, where he worked for many years. He retired as International Engineering Manager in 1989.
Grant served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 15 years. He and his family were members of numerous civic and cultural organizations, including Ridglea Country Club, First Presbyterian Church, Ft Worth Boat Club and the Petroleum Club. He and Maxine loved to dance and wowed members of several dinner dance clubs. His favorite activities were his afternoons with "the poker boys", his "huntin buddies", and Ridglea Exercise Senior Team (R.E.S.T.).
Grant loved hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors watching birds and wildlife. His rough and gruff exterior was balanced by his love of all music, art, poetry, Rawhide and Gunsmoke. He was devoted to Maxine through 60 years of marriage, and he deeply loved her, their children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, children Cal (Laura), Barbara and Clint (Jana); grandchildren Justin (Anika) Boardman and Kit Boardman (Michael) Gardner, Ross, Blake and Alana Richardson, Rebecca and Rachel Boardman; grandchildren by marriage, David, Anthony (Lori), and Ben (Desiree) Jenkinson; 14 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
Funeral Home and Crematory
702 Eighth Ave.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Published in The News Star on Aug. 18, 2010
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