Harold C. Boaz, Phd.
born May 20, 1934, died May 11, 2023.
Lived half a year in Benson for over 30 years.
Lived half a year in Au Train, Michigan for 34 years.
Born in Pana, Il.
Harold died from complications after a nine week battle from a serious fall. He joined the Marines when he graduated High School and left Parris Island for Camp Pendleton before going to Korea where he eventually became a sergeant. Upon his completion of his tour of duty he used his GI bill to go to college. He spent time as a lay minister for the Methodist Church but decided on education. He retired from the Lincolnwood School in Illinois after 30 years with a doctorate from Northwestern and as a school principal. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Karen Oldfield Boaz, His daughter Cathy Jill Boaz, son Nathan Boaz, stepchildren Alicia Herndobler and Eric Larson Harold has 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Harold and Karen both meet and retired from the Chicago area in 1989. They moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1989 where they had bought LaValley's a nonfunctioning lodge-hunting and fishing camp. They successfully ran LaValleys Resort and Red Barn Antiques and Rocks for the next 33 years, spending the winter season in their other favorite place, Benson, AZ. Harold and Karen were very involved in local politics in Au Train and Alger County. They were township treasurer and deputy with Harold being the Chairman of Planning and Zoning Commision for Alger County.
There will be a viewing held on May 19, 2023, at 2:00pm in the chapel at Richardson's Remembrance Center, 725 E 4th Street, Benson, AZ 85602 and a Military Committal Service will be held May 30, 2023, at 11:00am in the Southern Arizona Veteran's Cemetery Chapel at 1300 S Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635.
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