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Thomas Ernest Bovey, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1942
Lincoln County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1980
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

37y 9m 17d

Son of Thomas E. Bovey Sr and Margery Grace Golden. Three sons were born to this union, with Thomas E. being the oldest; Richard Orion (1945 - ) and David John (1947-1999)

Baptism at Bethany Lutheran Church on July 23, 1946, sponsored by his aunt and uncle, Elmer and Carolyn Kirchner, brother and sister.

Graduated from Calumet High School, Chicago, Illinois in June of 1960. Entered Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa and was in the "Who's Who Among Students in America's Universities and Colleges" in 1963 -1964; president of the Letterman's Club; co-captain of the varsity football team; Dean's List- 1964; member of the Young Executives Club and Young Republicans Club. Graduated May 25, 1964. Immediately hired by The Associates Investment Company to start a 14 month Management Trainee program in Gary, Indiana in June 1964. With five months of training remaining, Tom became their Collection Manager within the same branch and later transferred to a larger branch office located in Elkhart, Indiana because of his ability to reduce delinquency by 65%.

Married Marcia Faye Anderson Sept 12, 1964 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With the Vietnam War escalating, being married was not enough from keeping one away from the draft. Basic training was spent at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After completing basic training, he was immediately transferred to Heidelberg, Germany where he worked in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, - Personnel, and was responsible for processing Officer assignments throughout Europe. When MS was detected, Tom as sent back to the states to Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, where he received an honorable discharge in August of 1968. Choosing to take a few months to relax and travel, before returning to South Bend, Indiana where he started working as Controller for Council for the Retarded of St. Joseph County, Inc. Through Tom's excellent business skills, a small $600,000 business became a $2.4 million operation through his directions until his death on April 2, 1980.

Tom was giving a full military burial, and the American flag that was presented to his widow was given to the newly built Council for the Retarded which Tom helped oversee. The flag stands in the front lobby of that building.

Thomas E. Bovey is buried next to his mother, Margery Grace Golden Bovey Kulowitch.

The South Bend Tribune, Monday , April 7, 1980.

BOVEY - Services for Thomas E. Bovey Jr., 37, of 3617 Rexford Drive, who was killed Wednesday in a single vehicle accident 12 miles east of Benson, Arizona will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday in the Edgar Funeral Home, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Lawn. Friends may call after 5 p.m. EST today in the funeral home. Memorial services will take place in South Bend at a later date. .

He was the controller for the Council for the Retarded of St Joseph County and Logan Industries. He was instrumental in the financial planning of the new Logan Industries building, which is being built.

Bovey was born on June 18, 1942 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and lived in South Bend since 1967. On Sept 12, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he married Marcia Anderson. She survives with a daughter, Kimberly, at home; his father, Thomas E. Bovey Sr. of Lexington, Kentucky and two brothers, Richard of Lafayette, Indiana and David of Oak Lawn, Illinois .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan Industries Building Fund, Logan Center, 1235 N. Eddy, or to Multiple Sclerosis..

The South Bend Tribune, Saturday, April 12, 1980.

BOVEY - A memorial service for Thomas Bovey, 37, of 3617 Rexford, who died April 2 in an auto accident near Benson, Arizona, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Rev Burt Harris, pastor will officiate. .

Family links: 
  Margery Grace Golden Bovey Kulowitch (1921 - 1973)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Div 17 - Lot 230 - S3 - N6 - East half
Created by: Marcia Habijanac
Record added: Dec 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121477830
Thomas Ernest Bovey, Jr
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A loving husband and fantastic father who was taken way too soon. You have been dearly missed by many.
- Marcia Bovey Habijanac
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014

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