Grace A. (Barton) Boatright

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(February 19, 1901 - September 23, 1987)

The Lusk Herald
October 14, 1987

Grace A. Boatright

Funeral services for former Lance Creek resident Grace A. Boatright were held September 28th at 10 a.m. at the Bustard Funeral Home in Casper with Pastor Leonard Robinson of the Emanual Baptist Church, officiating. Graveside services were later held at the Lusk Cemetery where interment was made. Coffee at the First Baptist Church in Lusk was held for family and friends.

Mrs. Boatright passed away September 23rd at her home in Casper after a short illness. She was born February 19, 1901 in Raymond, Nebraska, the daughter of Jessie and Rosa Weir Barton. She spent her early years in Raymond where she also received her education. At the age of 18 she began her teaching career. She moved to Warren, Wyoming and continued her teaching in the Pump Station, Bray, Thomson, Dwyer and Jones schools north of Lance Creek and in the Lusk Grade School.

She married John E. Boatright at Lance Creek on December 31, 1925. She continued teaching in Niobrara County until 1961 when she moved to Kaycee retiring from the teaching profession there in 1971.

Following the death of her husband in 1969, she continued to live in Kaycee until 1980 when she moved to Casper.

Survivors include two daughters Kay Miller of Casper and Mrs. James (Rosemary) Smith of Los Lunas, New Mexico, four granddaughters Jodi Green and Kathi Pasterski of Casper, Stacie Smith of Los Lunas and Lori Cain of Texas; one grandson Jay Dee Smith of New Mexico; two sisters Margaret Hickman of Seattle and Rosalie Nelson of Raymond, Nebraska; one brother Alfred Barton of Chocteau, Montana, two great-grandchildren and one nephew Reuben Boatright of Lusk and formerly Lance Creek.

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