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Laurence Huey Boles Jr. Laurence Huey Boles Jr. 78, died peacefully on July 14, 2019, at his home in Flagstaff following a brief illness. Laurence leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Leslie(Mallen), his daughter Suyin, his brother, Edgar(Beth) along with six nieces and nephews. Laurence (Larry) was born on December 9, 1940 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Laurence H. and Blossom (Miller) Boles. Larry was raised there and graduated from University School, Shaker Heights, Ohio in 1959. Larry graduated from Yale in 1963. Larry also earned a Masters in History from Case Western Reserve University in 1966 and a Ph.D in History and Political Science in 1994 from NAU. Laurence and his wife, Leslie, moved to Flagstaff in 1983. He taught French, Spanish and History courses at NAU and was editor of the Northland news for a short time. In 1995 Larry became an adjunct US History Instructor at Coconino Community College. He taught American History there for the next twenty-three years. Larry said, “I would like to teach here until I drop!”. He did, leaving CCC having taught his classes in December 2018, and hoping to return in 2019! Larry was a very eclectic and talented man. He was a musician, Yale Glee Club alum, a published Historian, spoke three languages, loved to fix cars, learn train lore, travel and was so well-read that he was the“go to guy”for his family, friends, and students for questions and answers on almost any topic. Favorite activity of all was spending time with his wife and daughter. Suyin would yell “Dad” and he came running to kill a bug or whatever scared her. It was a sight to see them laugh about it afterward. The Boles family and friends will embrace and remember the kindness, humility and dignity of our much loved husband, father, brother, friend and educator Larry/Laurence. Remember him as you knew him!. The Boles family wishes to thank the wonderful caretakers that shares our home and cared for Larry and emotionally supported his family during his last days. The Northland/Vista Hospice team of Cyndi, Kim, Julie and Peggy were a Dream Team we needed and got during this difficult and sad time. A private family gathering will take place at a later time not yet determined. Family suggests a donation in Larry’s name to Northland Hospice.

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