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Obituary: Ray L. Boman

Ray L. Boman 8/22/1921~9/18/2005 Ray LaMarr Boman, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully Sunday. Surrounded by his family he left this life to begin another mission for the Lord. He died from injuries sustained after a fall from a ladder on Wednesday evening. Ray was born August 22, 1921 in Lewiston, Utah to Golden and Pheobe Boman. He has five brothers (Alva, Don, Lael, Asel, Ted) and two sisters (Connie Morrison, Mary Downs). In August of 1944, he married his sweetheart, Joye Bambrough, in the Salt Lake Temple. After graduating from North Cache High School in 1939, he enlisted in the Naval Aviation Cadet Program and was commissioned as a Navy Fighter Pilot. During World War II he served his country in the South Pacific. In 1950 he received a degree in Aeronautics from Utah State University and spent the next 33 years as a FAA air traffic controller. He and Joye visited 64 temples across the world. As part of his travels he has snow skied the slopes of Utah, water-skied at Lake Powell, and fished at Yellowstone. He has snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef, walked on the Great Wall of China, hiked the glaciers of Alaska, marveled at the Andes Mountains in Chile, participated in an African Safari, and traveled 49 states in the motor home. Ray has been valiant in his church callings, especially his seventeen years in Scouting where he received Scouting's highest honor, The Silver Beaver. He served in three bishoprics, was a Bountiful Temple ordinance worker, and was currently serving as the ward mission leader. He and Joye served full time in the Micronesia, Guam Mission and the Orlando, Florida Mission. He was known for his leadership in the Exchange Club and was responsible for displaying and honoring the American Flag. He is credited for installing many Freedom Shrines which contain our nations founding documents in local schools. He has been actively involved in the WIT Club. His greatest joy and blessing has been his four children: Brenda Carter (Paul) Aurora, CO., Bradley Boman (MaryAnn) Pasadena, CA, Al Boman (Debbie) Bountiful, UT, and JoLene Bunnell (Brent), Lindon, UT., and his thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mueller Park 3rd Ward chapel, 1825 S 850 E in Bountiful. Friends and family may call Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary at 295 N Main, Bountiful and Thursday morning from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery. Online guest book at In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Exchange Club of Bountiful at 768 South 750 East, Bountiful, Utah 84010.