Eldred "Lee" Bouldin
November 2, 1955 - October 18, 2018
Eldred Lee Bouldin was born November 2, 1955, to Virgil Clyde Bouldin and Pearl Faye Owens Bouldin in Livingston, Montana. Lee was the seventh of eight children. Lee passed away October 18, 2018, in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 62.
Lee learned to fish the rivers of Montana as a child, instilling the love of fishing which he enjoyed his whole life. Lee served in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged January 28, 1979.
Lee's working life was centered around trucking and transportation. He partnered with James Inc., a company which was later purchased by Groendyke Transportation. This purchase led him from truck driver to several management promotions which included safety manager over his region at the time of his retirement.
November 21, 1979, Lee married Bertha Jean King. They enjoyed years of motor homing, boating and fishing. Lee enjoyed hunting with Keith, Jason and Jeremy. He enjoyed fishing on the Blackfoot River in Montana with the Weimer family. Lee and Bert went traveling to places in the United States and Canada, and other countries at least once a year. They also took neighbors and friends so they could enjoy the experience with Lee and Bert.
Playing cards were a great pastime for Lee and Bert, family and friends. Lee and Bert helped many friends and family over the years. They believed in paying it forward. Bert passed away March 6, 2017. This was a hard time for Lee. He loved her so much. Before and after Lee lost Bert, Sam and Marandah were a very large blessing for Lee. They helped him through a lot of tough times in his life. They started buying antique cars together.
In June of 2017, after many phone conversations, Lee and Nancy had dinner in Limon, Colorado. They realized how lonely they both were. From there many trips were traveled together. Lee and Nancy continued buying antique cars and pickups with Sam and Marandah as a hobby. This pastime was a huge enjoyment for all of them, as well as the many hours of playing cards. Their time together was a blessing and filled the empty parts of their lives.
Lee is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Pearl Bouldin; brothers, Raymond, Richard, John and Jim Bouldin; sister, Rosie Hoyt; wife, Bertha Bouldin; brothers-in-law, George King, Leo King, Tom King, Robert (Bobby) King.
Lee is survived by Special friends Sam and Marandah, Nancy Walker and David and Linda James; brother, Ernest and Cristy Bouldin; sister, Margie Starr and Andy Beach; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Rebekah and Gary Morgan, Jim and Doris King, Elmer (Red) and Janette King, LuEllen Esary, Jan King, and Cricket King. Many nephews and nieces and a large host of friends who will miss Lee Bouldin very much.
Funeral services were held October 24, 2018, at Praise Community Church in Eads, with burial following at the Eads Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.