October 9, 1932 - May 26, 2007
Mary Bolton, 74, died Sunday, May 26 at Regent Court in Corvallis after an extended illness. She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., to John Thomas and Pearl Weatherford. She grew up in Grandfield, Okla., and graduated from Grandfield High School in 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, Floyd E. Bolton on December 13, 1952 in Grandfield. They had two children: a son, Floyd Jr. in 1956 and a daughter, Kristi in 1961. Mary and her husband, who worked in international agricultural development, lived in Ethiopia (1962-1965), Turkey (1969-1973) and Tunisia (1981-1983). During this time they traveled to Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Mexico. They finally settled in Philomath in 1973. Mary enjoyed bowling, the OSU Folk Club and volunteering at the OSU Thrift Store. Most of all she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by Floyd, her husband of 54 years; sister Polly Byrns of Lawton, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law Floyd Jr. and Connie of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law Kristi and Jim McConnell of Tualatin; and grandchildren Will Nanof of Sacramento, Jeremy, Jordan and Kenzi McConnell of Tualatin, and Jesse and Christie McConnell of Wilsonville. A private memorial service will be held in June. Memorial contributions can be made to Benton Hospice or The Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Mary Bolton, 74, died Sunday, May 26 at Regent Court in Corvallis after an extended illness. She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., to John Thomas and Pearl Weatherford. She grew up in Grandfield, Okla., and graduated from Grandfield... View Obituary & Service Information
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