In Memory


Lebanon Daily Record Obituary - Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 10:57 am

Olen “Rick’’ Boston, Jr., 64, of Yachats, Ore., formerly of Lebanon, died Aug. 13, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 14, 1947, in Lebanon, Mo. to Olen and Elsie “June’’ (Tutin) Boston, who preceded him in death.

 In 1965 he graduated from Centennial High School in Portland, Ore. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Mt. Hood Community College. After leaving the service, he worked as a machinist for several years in the Portland, Ore. area. He owned and operated Boston’s Service Station until retiring in 2011. He had been a volunteer fireman, EMT, and member of the Yachats Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Frances MacPherson; sisters, Jennifer Vandraiss and Jim, Jacqueline Rose Boston, Mary Joyce Brown and Hennessy; his sons, Kenneth Boston and Denise, Dirk Boston and Angela, stepsons Andy Clement and Julie, James Clement, Thomas Clement and Elvira, his grandchildren, Christina, Marcus, Timothy, Kaylee, Josh Boston and Katie, Michelle, Angella, Mackenzie, Mary Frances, Shawn Clement; nieces Sandra Handsaker and Rick, Michelle Miller and Chris, Kaiulani Brown and Jason Yoshoka, also a nephew, Erik Winhold and Roxanne.

A graveside service for Olen “Rick’’ Boston, Jr. was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in the Yachats Cemetery with Mary Crook officiating. A Celebration of Life potluck was held immediately following the service at the Yachats Commons.

Memorials or contributions may be made to the Yachats Youth and Family Program, 441 North Highway 101, Yachats, Ore. 97498.


Classmate Remembrance

I am writing about a classmate that moved after his Junior
year at CHS, Olen Boston. His family moved to Gresham
where he graduated. I met him at Western View Jr. High.
We stayed in contact all through the years. After he got
out of the Navy when his enlistment was over, he moved
to the Mt. Hood area. He later moved to the coast, owning
and operating the Chevron station north of Yachats for
many years. He died last year (2012). I misplaced the letter with
the actual date and can't remember for sure. I hope it would
be possible to include his name in the list of those that had
passed. It would also be nice to include the flag in recognition
of his service in the Navy.

Thank You,
Bill Johnson


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