|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1916|
|Death: ||May 29, 2011|
Ivy Eddlemon Boland, age 94, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died May 29, 2011, in Wichita Falls. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2011, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Hoa Nguyen, celebrant.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Boland was born Anne Eleanor Ivy Eddlemon to Dr. A. Gordon and Ada Eddlemon on August 17, 1916, in Central Township, Barton County, Missouri.
She married William V. Boland on July 8, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois.
She was an outstanding competitor, performer, and teacher.
By age fourteen, in the four years of 1927 - 1931, Ivy had placed 1st eleven times, 2nd six times, and 3rd three times in twenty competitions at Missouri state fairs and State Teachers' colleges. Such noted adjudicators as Prof. Dykema of Columbia University and Duncan McKenzie of Carl Fischer, Inc. (New York) were judges.
Ivy earned her Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music degrees from the Chicago Musical College, where she was a scholarship student of Rudolph Ganz. She also was awarded a scholarship by Oliver Ditson, one of the major music publishing houses of the late 19th century, and was recommended to the Julliard School of Music.
She performed as a soloist with Wichita Falls Symphony orchestra. Her duo-piano performances with Charles Kyker were broadcast on radio.
Throughout her career, she accompanied professional musicians and students.
Mrs. Boland was a private piano teacher and duo-piano performer from 1937 - 1943. She served on the Texas State College for Women Music Faculty from 1943 - 1946. She was Professor Emeritus and served Midwestern State University as Professor of Music from 1947 through 1981. During her tenure, she taught piano performance, piano pedagogy, piano model class, and piano literature at Midwestern. After her retirement, she continued to teach privately from 1981 - 1995. Many of her students were recognized in major competitions and continued their educations at prestigious music schools, to become performers or teachers in their own rights. She privately prepared many young musicians and community members for their careers.
Her husband, Bill, preceded Mrs. Boland in death. She is survived by her two sons; Thomas W. Boland and John G. Boland, and daughter-in-law; Gayla, all of Wichita Falls, her niece; Patty Ogilvie of Dallas, Texas, and three grandchildren; John P. and Debbie Boland of Las Vegas, Nevada; LeaBeth Boland of Wichita Falls; and Paul and Maki Boland of Hachinohe, Japan.
Sacred Heart Cemetery
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Record added: May 31, 2011
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