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Lawrence Boston was born September 12, 1926 to Lawrence I. and Anna (Small) Boston in Keokuk, Iowa. He attended school in Keokuk, enjoying athletic events, especially football and golf. He continued his education at Simpson College, but this was extended because he was drafted into the U.S. Army on September 16, 1946 and served in Korea prior to his discharge on June 3, 1947. Lawrence returned to Simpson where he was a member of Kappa Theta Psi and graduated in 1950. He was again drafted into the Army and served two years at Camp Fort Riley in Kansas. After being discharged, he lived for one year in Des Moines.

Lawrence and Ila Mae Lundquist were married on June 21, 1952 in Corning, Iowa. In the fall of 1953, they moved to Melvin, Iowa and began their teaching careers. Wanting to teach driver's education, they spent two summers at Iowa State University.

In 1955, they moved to Corning where Lawrence taught and he spent his next three summers at Colorado State University College of Education and earned a Masters Degree in Health and Physical Education. While at Colorado State, he was initiated into Phi Delta Kappa, a professional fraternity in education. His three children, Loren, Jill and Thomas, were born while living in Corning.

They moved to Huxley in 1961 after Lawrence took a job teaching elementary physical education in the Ames school district. They moved to Ames in 1966 and most of his 28 years in Ames were spent at Sawyer Elementary. Retiring in 1989, he enjoyed so much his time golfing, bowling, and traveling all over Europe. Lawrence was a member at First United Methodist Church in Ames.

Lawrence died July 11, 2017 at 90 years of age.

He is survived by his children, Loren (Susan) Boston of New Canaan, Conn. and their children, Alex, Tyler, Morgan and Sydney, Jill (Mark) Noah of Springfield, Mo. and their children, Luke Daniel and Emily, and Thomas Boston of Ames.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ila Mae Boston; and his brother, Raymond Boston from Keokuk, Iowa.

Adams Funeral Home in Ames is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

14

Jul

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adams Funeral Home

502 Douglas Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010

Service

Friday

14

Jul

11:00 AM
Adams Funeral Home

502 Douglas Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010

Graveside

Friday

14

Jul

11:45 AM
Ames Municipal Cemetery

310 E 9th St.
Ames, IA IA 5001

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