|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1939|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2000|
Kenneth was born to Davis Earl Boulware(1913-1973)& Julia Valerie Levister(1915-1977), and was one of eleven children. United States Coast Guard at the age of 17 on December 28, 1956.
He was on board the United States Coast Guard Cutter, Magnolia WAGL-328(commissioned to the United States Coast Guard on October 19,1947, ironically my fathers birthday is also on October 19th.)and stationed at the United States Coast Guard base at Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco. Active service from December 28,1956 to July 13,1961, whereupon he was transferred to the reserves until July 10,1963. At some point, during my father's service, the USCGC Magnolia was in Honolulu, Hawaii where besides servicing Buoy's, he was assigned the duty of raising the United States flag on the mast of the sunken U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor.
In 1960, while at a Country & Western night spot called the "1902 Club" ,called the "1902 Club" because it was it's address on Broadway in Oakland,Ca , he met Patricia Diane Dillon(1937-2006)(my mother), who later in 1962 became his wife. He and Patricia were married for 38 years and had two sons together, Kenneth Wayne Boulware II(1963-2010) & Roland John Dillon Boulware. He was step father to Kimberley Anne, David Michael(1959-2010), & Deborah Lynne, and grandfather to twelve grand children. He was employed for 20 years in Hayward at Gillig Corporation. His funeral was held in Hayward at The Chapel of the Chimes Funeral home. Kenneth is missed by, not only his family members, but, by the neighbor kids who grew up listening to his jokes daily and going on weekend road trips with Ken, his wife, & their kids.
A SHORT STORY: By some at the Alameda Naval-Air Station (1940-1997), where Ken's wife, Patricia(my mother), worked as a switch board operator in the early 1960's, Ken was known as "White Lightning", due to his white Chevrolet Impala and the old Big Bopper/George Jones tune of the same name. Each day, after he dropped Patricia off at work at the Alameda Naval-Air Station in Alameda, CA, several sailors would wave and smile at her . Ken would see this and "burn-out" in a fit of jealousy. My mom told me that the sailors only waved to bug him and each time he took off, spinnin' his wheels, the sailors would always grin at each other and say: "Well, there goes White Lightning"!
Final: On October 19, 2011, the date chosen because it was my father's birthday, I had both of my parent's remains or urns interred at The San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. The Honor Guard, the cemetery staff, & the 30 minute service that the cemetery provided was fabulous. I couldn't have asked for any better treatment for my parents, my family, or myself. Excellent !
Davis Earl Boulware (1913 - 1973)
Julia Valerie Levister Boulware (1915 - 1977)
Patricia Diane Dillon Boulware (1937 - 2006)
Kenneth Wayne Boulware (1963 - 2010)*
Davis Earl Boulware (1933 - 1980)*
Emily Lou Boulware Raley (1935 - 1996)*
Agnes Dean Boulware Tanner (1937 - 1990)*
Kenneth Wayne Boulware (1939 - 2000)
Samuel Alex Boulware (1944 - 1991)*
Allen Leverne Boulware (1949 - 1993)*
SN US COAST GUARD
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION C-13 SITE 490
Created by: Roland J. Dillon Boulwar...
Record added: Jan 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24074404