|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 2008|
The Rev. Dr. William Armistead Boardman, 86, retired Episcopal priest, and retired USAF Colonel, formerly of Monument, CO, died September 3, 2008 in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Dr. Boardman was a Life Member of Sertoma, VFW, TROA, A.F. Association, Soaring Society of America, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and Military Chaplains Association. He was also a Freemason of 65 years, a founder of Lodges at Misawa AB, Japan, Torrejon AB, Spain, and Monument, of which he was a Past Master.
He was Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Colorado, four times, a member of the Colorado Consistory, El Jebel Shrine, and the York Rite. He was distinguished with the 33 degree, in 1991. He was also a member of the Sons of the Confederacy, the Association of Former Intelligence Agents, and a continuous member of the Boy Scout movement for 73 years. He was an Eagle Scout, Wood Badge, Silver Beaver, and held the Episcopal St. George Decoration.
He was awarded the USAF Legion of Merit, as Command Chaplain, USAF, 1971, Viet Nam. Dr. Boardman, also held the Meritorious Service Medal, and Defense Commendation Medal. He was a 1966 graduate of the USAF Air War College, and retired from the Air Force in 1975, after 29 years of military service.
Dr. Boardman received a B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, M. of Divinity from Union Seminary, New York City, New York, M.S. from George Washington University, and a Doctorate in Ministry from Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. He also held glider and an airplane commercial pilot ratings for over 25 years.
Dr. Boardman was ordained in 1944 in Griffin, Georgia by Bishop Walker, of Atlanta, and served as Assistant Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1945-1947. He was rector of St. Luke's Church, Cleveland, Tennessee from 1947-1951, until being called to active duty, USAF. Before retirement, 1975, he and his wife organist, Ann, founded St. Matthias Church, Monument, Colorado, beginning as a house church, in their home chapel.
They served without stipend for ten full years, leaving six acres, a cemetery, and funds with which to build the present church. He retired from the active ministry in 1984. While stationed in Spain, 1960, he was made an Honorary Canon of the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church, Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Boardman was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ann Lowrey Webster and his son Thomas Armestead Boardman, JD. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Gwynn (Gregory) Johnson, Mililani, Hawaii, and numerous grand children and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, September 15th, at Grace Episcopal Church at 601 N Tejon Street, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The funeral will begin at noon on the same day. Burial will follow at St. Matthias Cemetery, Monument, Colorado.
The Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock, Colorado assisted the family.
Memorials may be made in his name to St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Box 728, Monument, Colorado, 80132; or Christ The King Episcopal Church, Monument, Colorado 80132.
Percy Douglas Boardman (1900 - 1971)
Virginia Brown Boardman (1900 - 1973)
Ann Lowrey Webster Boardman (1922 - 2005)
Saint Matthias Cemetery
El Paso County
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Record added: Sep 13, 2008
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