Dateline: September 30, 2004


Graveside services for Marjorie Helen Harlan Boston, age 90, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2004, in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with David Fristoe of Amarillo officiating. Memorial services followed at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Central Church of Christ Chapel in Amarillo with Bob Crass and Dick Marcear of Amarillo, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Boston died Thursday, September 23, 2004, in Amarillo.  She was born November 16, 1913, in Clarendon.  She was raised in Clarendon and attended Clarendon schools, graduating from Clarendon High School and later from Clarendon Junior College.  She later graduated from West Texas State College with a degree in primary education.  She taught at Bairfield, Midway, and Kellerville schools until 1944.  She then owned and operated Harlan’s Flowers in Clarendon until 1967, at which time she married U.J. Boston and moved to Amarillo where she was a homemaker until his death in 1974.  An apartment complex at 1201 West 11th Avenue in Amarillo became her home and business until she sold it and retired in 1997.  She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her mother, Ormie Harlan; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Potter with whom she and her mother lived; and two brothers, Donald Harlan and John F. Harlan.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary Harlan of Clarendon; the Boston grandchildren; heart-adopted children, Scott and Kathy Brittain of Amarillo; five heart-adopted grandchildren; and four heart-adopted great grandchildren; one cousin, Ethlyn Grady and her children John and Sharon, all of Clarendon; and one niece, LaTrece Gorham of Bellingham, Washington.

Honorary bearers were Scott Brittain, Chuck Brittain, Jared Brittain, Chance Beasley, Travis Beasley, and Jeremy Beasley.

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