|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1911|
|Death: ||Jul. 6, 2006|
The following obit was copied as it appeared in the July 11, 2006 edition of The Lampasas Dispatch Record. Copied by FAG Member Kathy Adams:
"Longtime Lampasas teacher, coach and school administrator Curtis Franklin Bozarth died July 6, 2006, at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. He was 94.
Funeral services were July 10 at Bozarth-Fowler Gymnasium in Lampasas with the Rev. Ed Adams and Ray Vinson officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Bozarth was born Aug. 9, 1911, in Lawrence Chapel, Texas, the son of M.T. and Beulah Yeager Bozarth.
He attended schools in the Taylor area, graduating from Taylor High School. While at Taylor, Mr. Bozarth lettered in football for four consecutive seasons and was named an outstanding quarterback and All-TIAA.
He then entered Sul Ross State College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and business administration in 1934. He received a master's degree in 1943.
Mr. Bozarth married Frances Williams on Dec. 21, 1935, in Ennis, and she preceded him in death in 1989. She also was a longtime teacher for the Lampasas Independent School District.
In 1934, Mr. Bozarth came to Lampasas, where he was hired to teach third through sixth grades. As head football coach, he brought in a friend, Sam Fowler, as his assistant.
Teaching social studies during the day and coaching well into the night were just some of the duties Mr. Bozarth was called on to accomplish.
He later became principal and superintendent of the Lampasas ISD. His tenure with the school district totaled 41 years when he retired in 1976.
When Mr. Bozarth accepted the superintendency, he named Fowler as his head football coach. But when World War II erupted and Fowler entered the service, Mr. Bozarth served as superintendent and head football coach to hold Fowler's job open.
Mr. Bozarth was inducted into the Sul Ross State University Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992 during that school's homecoming activities. At Sul Ross, Bozarth was a quarterback and played baseball.
In 1984, Mr. Bozarth served as grand marshal of the Spring Ho Parade.
Mr. Bozarth was a member of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Saratoga Masonic Lodge #546 A.F. and A.M. in Lampasas and Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he was elder emeritus.
He is survived by a daughter, Anne Alexander, of Lampasas; a son, Hal Bozarth, of Hurst; a sister, Novis Hayhurst, of Abilene; three grandchildren, Jill Savoini, Phyllis Chapa and Scott Bozarth; two step-grandchildren, Doug Williams and David Williams; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marshall, Joe and M.C., and by three sisters, Esther Lawhon, Mildred Simank and Ethel Stern.
Memorials may be made to Fowler-Bozarth Scholarship Fund in care of Lampasas ISD, or the Curtis Bozarth Endowment at Sul Ross State University at Alpine.
Arrangements by Sneed Funeral Chapel of Lampasas."
Father: M.T. Bozarth
Mother: Beulah (Yeager)
Frances Kathryne Williams Bozarth (1915 - 1989)*
Novis Annette Bozarth Alexander (1936 - ____)*
Hal Curtis Bozarth (1941 - ____)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Jan Wigley
Originally Created by: IdaF
Record added: Jul 16, 2006
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