leslie Boswell

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:04 PM


Leslie Chase Boswell of Ogden will celebrate his 90th birthday. Family and friends may greet him at an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at his home, 4158 S. 950 East, Ogden.

The third of eight children, he was born in Mount Emmons, Utah, on June 16, 1923, to Volney and Esther Boswell.

One night in his senior year, he went on a date with a girl from band practice, Nina Beebe. From that first date and the rest of the year, there were no other girls in school, only Nina.

A week after graduation, they were married in Altonah on May 26, 1942, and have been married for more than 71 years. A year later, their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Manti Temple. Later they moved to Provo.

He joined the Army in 1942 and was trained in wire and phone communications and served in the Pacific. He didn’t see his first son Dale Boswell until the boy was 2 years old.

He worked in the auto body industry for Nash Garage and Body Shop, the Fisher and Hess Pontiac Shop, Ferguson Motors, Ogden Ford, and was an auto body instructor at Weber State College for 28 years.

He and his wife, their son Craig and daughter-in-law Becky, started Development Day Care and The Chalkboard. At one time, they were running 21 day care centers and four Chalkboard stores.

His children are Dale Boswell (deceased) and Craig Boswell. He has eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

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