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 Ronald F Bouton

Ronald F Bouton

Oaksville, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 10 Jun 2010 (aged 81)
Fly Creek, Otsego County, New York, USA
Burial Fly Creek, Otsego County, New York, USA
Plot Sect. A Lot 545
Memorial ID 100026083 · View Source
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FLY CREEK _ Ronald Bouton passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 10, 2010.

He was born on Oct. 12, 1928, in Oaksville, son of the late Frank and Mary (Turner) Bouton. He was a lifelong resident of the Fly Creek area, where he happily raised his family, built everlasting friendships, and was a prominent member of the community.

Ron was the beloved husband of Carol (Houlihan) Bouton. They were blissfully married in the Cooperstown United Methodist Church on June 15, 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of 53 years, of Fly Creek; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael D. and Melissa (Miller) Bouton of Fly Creek and Patrick B. and Katherine L. (Whitney) Bouton of West Burlington; his three grandsons, Ryan P. Bouton, Evan M. Bouton, and Mitchell J. Bouton; his granddaughter, Meghan B. Bouton; as well as many countless cousins, nieces and nephews; his brother-in-law, Hank Zigon; and many cherished friends.

He was predeceased by his two adored sisters, Darlene Zigon in 1988 and Katherine Gilchriest in 1990.

Ron was born and raised in the area, a proud graduate of Cooperstown Central School. Following his graduation, he entered the United States Marine Corps and was a respected part of the Marine Corps Band at Parris Island, S.C., at the end of World War Two. He was also a member of the National Guard, 108th Regt. Ron also served in the Korean War in the U.S. Army Hdq. and Hdq. Co., a member of the 12th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Division.

Ron worked as a greenhouse grower and designer at Bouton's Greenhouses for several years, then as a rural letter carrier and Postmaster of the Fly Creek Post Office for 31 years. In that time Ron was a past president of the Otsego County Rural Carriers Association, a past president of the Utica Sectional Center Postmasters Association and a devoted member of NSPUS and the League of Postmasters.

Ron was a dedicated member of his community. He was a member of VFW Post 7128 in Cooperstown; a member and board member of the Fly Creek United Methodist Church; a member of the Fly Creek Historical Society; and a member of the Exeter Historical Society. He was also a member of the Native Sons of Cooperstown, as well as a proud member of the Clan Sutherland Society in Scotland.

Ron loved hunting deer and turkeys in his spare time. He was passionate about the outdoors and was enthusiastic about working in the garden and on the lawns. He loved to travel, having visited many European countries as well as Canada and Mexico, and much of the United States. Above all things, he had an unconditional love for his family.

Ron was a hardworking and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be remembered for his optimistic outlook on life, sensible advice, a great sense of humor, persistent encouragement and countless other wonder attributes.

Funeral services for Ron will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. There will be no calling hours. Interment in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery, will follow the service.

The family suggests that those who so desire make contributions in Ron's memory to either the Fly Creek Fire Company/First Responders, P.O. Box 218, Fly Creek, NY 13337, or to the American

Heart Association, 120 Leonard Court, Utica, NY 13502.

Arrangements are under the supervision of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.

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