Stanley E. Boysen


Stanley E. Boysen

Death 1 Sep 2006 (aged 80)
Burial Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15591954 View Source

Stanley E. Boysen of Pflugerville, Texas, was born on a farm near Hochheim, Texas, to Raymond and Clara Hartman Boysen on October 22, 1925.

Upon graduating from high school at Yoakum, Texas, he entered the United States Navy on January 26, 1944. After being trained as a Signalman and in amphibious training, he was assigned to the U.S.S. 192, an attack transport and spent 13 months in the South Pacific. During that time his ship participated in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Subsequently, the U.S.S. Rutland transported Army occupation troops into Japan's Tokyo Bay at the same time the Peace Treaty was being signed aboard the Battleship Missouri by General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz and the Japanese officials. He was honorably discharged on May 20, 1946.

After being discharged from the Navy he farmed in partnership with his oldest brother for three years. He then continued his education by enrolling in the University of Texas at Austin from which he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1955.

In 1956 he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives for a term of two years from a district comprised of Lavaca and Gonzales counties. He was re-elected in 1958 and 1960. Under redistricting he picked up DeWitt County and was elected to a fourth term representing the three counties. He did not seek re-election to a fifth term.

He served as Chairman of a number Committees and as a member of many Committees during his eight years as a member of the House of Representatives.

There were many highlights during his service. One was serving on a Sub-Committee of the Highways and Roads Committee which drafted the enabling legislation for Texas's participation in the Interstate Highways system financed at ninety percent by the Federal Government and ten percent by our State.

Another highlight was being a member of the Appropriations Committee when it appropriated the start-up money to purchase property for the building of State offices between The Capitol and The University of Texas.

In 1964 he was employed as Executive Director of the Texas Optometric Association and served in that position through 1990.

He was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church. Most recently he was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Austin.

He is survived by Winona Boysen, his wife of 55 years; his daughter, Nona Jo Allen and her husband, Douglas Allen; his son, Stanley David Boysen and his wife, Tammy Boysen. He is also survived by grandchildren, Aaron Rains, BreAnna Boysen, Justin, Joey and Zachary Sharp, Marina Vickery and Richelle Vickery. Additionally he is survived by many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Orval Ray, Rayfield; sister, Doris Gardner.

Funeral services were Tuesday, September 5, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, Pflugerville, followed by interment at Cook-Walden/Captal Parks Cemetery. [Based on an obituary published in the Austin American-Statesman on 9/3/2006.]

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Stanley E. Boysen (22 Oct 1925–1 Sep 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15591954, citing Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by John Christeson (contributor 46562435) .