Private inurnment services for Ralph Leroy “Roy” Bolton, 97, Lawrence will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
He was born April 25, 1916 in Minneapolis, KS the son of John W. and Ellen (Laird) Bolton.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII serving in the South Pacific.
He was a mail clerk in the Lawrence post office for 23 years. He retired in 1978. He formerly worked at Morgan Mack Ford garage in Lawrence for 10 years.
Roy was a member of the Alford-Clarke V.F.W. Post 852. He was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He married Anna Mae Fairbanks on October 10, 1935 in Lawrence, KS. She preceded him in death November 22, 2012.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Nieder, Linda Lawrence, and husband, William, all of Lawrence; six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
The family suggests memorials in his name for the Benefit of Jerod Nieder at Douglas County Bank, or to the www.helphopelive.org in his name and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Jerod Nieder is one of her great grandchildren, who were all so important to him.