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Nell Jean Sizemore Boggs
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1924
Widen
Clay County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2005
Broken Arrow
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Nell Jean (Sizemore) Boggs was born on October 8, 1924 to Goldie and Lambert Sizemore in Widen, West Virginia.
After graduating from Clay County High School in west Virginia, she assembled radios during WWII and was one of the original 'Rosie the Riveters'.
She married Marvin Boggs and they moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1950. While there she worked for the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.
In 1963 Nell went to work for the Tulsa Tribune, where she wrote for the society page and became both religion and education editor.
While covering religion for the Tulsa Tribune, she had the opportunity to meet Bob Hope, speak with Oral Roberts on many occasions and interview Lady Bird Johnson aboard Air Force One.
Boggs retired from the newspaper business in 1972, but continued working as a substitute teacher.
During her career in the newspaper, she received the National Conference of of Christians and Jews (NCCJ) Annual Communications Media Award for her work with black community leaders.
She passed away on March 8, 2005 after a brave battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

 
 
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 Children:
  Mary Lynn Boggs Carter (1944 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: John Carter
Record added: Mar 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10601414
Nell Jean <i>Sizemore</i> Boggs
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Nell Jean <i>Sizemore</i> Boggs
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