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Richard O. Boggs, Oct. 8, 1927 — Sept. 14, 2012, Oklahoma City, Okla.

By By Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel
October 4, 2012 | 4:11 p.m. CDT

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — On Sept. 14, 2012, Richard O. Boggs entered Heaven’s race in the streets of gold. 

He was honored with a graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla., on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 1 p.m.

He was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Oklahoma City to Harold G. Boggs and Gertrude Munnings Boggs

Funeral service was his career for 50 years, mostly serving at the Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary, Oklahoma City, Okla.

As a World War II Veteran he served in the Navy from 1945 to 1947 on board the Southerland Destroyer which sailed the South Pacific. 

He married Kathryn Ann Armstrong, November of 1949. 

Survivors include his devoted wife of nearly 63 years, Kathryn Ann, and two children Bruce Boggs and wife Rhonda, and Amy Boggs Schleider and husband Reg.  He is also survived by a brother Harold G. Boggs Jr. of Oklahoma City and a sister Jane Hastings of Chula Vista, California, and four grandchildren, Ryan Boggs of St. Peters, Mo., Blake Schleider, Libby Schleider and Corbin Schleider of Columbia, Mo.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.