Charles 'Don' Boles

Sep 25, 2013 Staff

Charles "Don" Boles, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 85 years old.

Per his request, cremation has taken place. Private family services will be at a later date.

Charles Vincent Boles was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Masury, Ohio, the son of Herbert and Elsie (Atwood) Boles.

On Dec. 13, 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Hanson and the USS YMS-56. He received the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 22, 1947. The next day he re-enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and served until being honorably discharged for the second time on Aug. 14, 1951.

He married Romona Carol Sipes on April 22, 1953 in Norwalk, Ohio, and they had three children. The couple marked their 60th wedding anniversary this year.

In 1998, he and his wife moved to Riverton from Grand Junction, Colo.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a past member of the Eagles.

His family said he enjoyed fishing, hiking, boating, collecting rocks, photography, woodworking, making furniture and painting.

He is survived by his wife, Romona; sons Steve (Cherry) Boles of Riverton and Charles Boles Jr. of Modesto, Calif.; daughter Carol Timmons of Riverton; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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