A. Ray Boman
7/31/1939 - 3/12/2021
A. Ray Boman, 81, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 peacefully at
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, March 20, 2021 at
Bellmead Funeral Home.
Raysí desire was to be cremated. Ray was born on July 31, 1939 to Bertha (Shellhase) York in
Raymondville, Texas. He attended Waco High School and joined the U.
S. Navy on July 31, 1956. He retired from the Navy as a Chief
Hospital Corpsman after serving 21 years. He was stationed at
numerous shore duty stations throughout the United States aboard two
ships and served a year in Viet Nam with the U. S. Marines. His
favorite was the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA where he met and
married his wife, Irene. He and Irene were married on April 19, 1958
and she preceded him in death on December 30, 2009 after 51 years of
marriage. She was the glue that held their family together over his
many years of absence. She is greatly missed by the entire family.
After retirement from the Navy, Ray worked in the offshore industry
for 23 years.
Ray is preceded in death by his mother & stepfather W V York;
four brothers and two sisters.
Ray/Pops is survived by his children; Julie K. Wilbanks and husband
Rusty, of Hallsburg. TX, Alan Y. Boman and wife Shebette of League City, TX, Teresa R. Yehle
of League City, TX and son in law, Christian Yehle; Rayís
Grandchildren, Ryan Montgomery, Bryce Boman, Emma Rae Yehle, Preslie Hearne, Zach McNamara, Jenna Robertson and Erin Holland; 3 Great grandchildren; Wade
and Hannah Robertson and Demi Holland; brother Gary York and Wife
Ernie; and was Uncle Ray/Uncle Boman to many nieces and nephews; LAST
but certainly not least was his companion and best friend Whiskey.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the Waco Humane Society will be