Beth was born February 25, 1925, in Tulia, Texas, to Clarence Jefferson Hartwick and Mary Nanny Wingo. Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dale Boles, MD, her parents, Clarence and Nanny Hartwick, her son, Robert David Boles, MD, her two sisters, Auda Lee White and Peggy Brewer, as well as her brother, Buford Hartwick.
Survivors include her daughters Billye Gayle Boles of Pflugerville, TX, Rebecca (Dr. John) Gregg of Hereford, TX, and her son Jeffery Hartwick Boles of Dodge City, KS. She is survived as well by her grandchildren Jennifer Hunt of Tracy, CA, Demian (K’nok) Baum of Las Vegas, NV, Amanda (Kai) Scott Boles of Dodge City, KS, Mariah (Collin) Prock of Edmond, OK, Kelli Gregg (Mark Amalnack) of Ames, OK, Robert (Carrie) Dennis Boles of Dodge City, KS, and Robert Dale Boles of Denver, CO, . Beth also left 6 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces, and nephews.
Beth graduated from training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas as a Registered Nurse in 1945. She met her husband, Robert Dale Boles, in Duncan, Oklahoma and they married July 10, 1948. Robert Dale Boles graduated as a physician, and the couple raised their four children while moving from Arkansas, to Colorado, and then to Kansas as he completed his internships.
Beth’s loves included reading, which she passed on to her children, as well as card games and dominoes. She traveled with her family throughout the US and, with the children grown, she and Robert travelled the world, visiting dozens of countries from Russia to Tahiti to Australia until her husband passed in 2001. She then lived independently in Oklahoma, living close to one of her nieces until moving to a King’s Manor cottage in Hereford TX in 2009 where she remained full of life and an amazing example for all who crossed her path. She leaves her family filled with blessed memories that help them remember the gift she truly was.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Lamar Room of King’s Manor, Hereford, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled immediately afterwards, at 2:00 pm at King’s Manor. Rev. Jared Blankenship will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.