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Wallace Leo Boone, 87, embraced eternal life on May 11, 2016. Awaiting him with open arms was a host of loved ones, including Clistia (his wife of over 62 years), his parents Lester and Pearlene Boone, two brothers – Curby and Lester Boone, and a sister, Margie. Wallace was born in the heartland of rural Custer County, Oklahoma to Lester and Pearlene Boone on October 7, 1928. Growing up in the farmlands around the Washita River, he graduated high school school from Washita, Oklahoma. He met the love of his life, Clistia, in high school and they were soon married. He and Clistia were baptized together at the Baptist Church in Anadarko. He found a premier job working in the petroleum industry for Phillips Petroleum and soon settled down in Pauls Valley. After 36 years with Phillips Petroleum, Wallace retired at age 56. Upon retiring, he became well known in our area as a “trader” specializing in boats, fishing gear, gadgets, motor, lawnmowers — anything you would ever need. He said every day felt like a Saturday because he had so much fun. Wallace loved life, but his family ranked above all else. His sons gave him the most enjoyment and pride. His legacy in this circle of life lies within the integrity and strength he passed on to his sons and their families, which include Larry Boone and his wife Phyllis, and Steve Boone and his wife Karla. His grandchildren are Ambre Gooch and her husband Ron, Chelsea Boone and her husband Patrick Bolen, and Stephanie Boone; his great-grandchildren are Taylor Gooch, Cassidi Gooch and Savanna Bolen. Life would have been shallow for Wallace without the sweet companionship of his dearest friend during these last six years, Shirley Couch. Wallace also leaves a brother, Jackie, and sisters Mary Frances Franklin, Gaye Clagg and Pearlene Woods. Wallace has been the anchor to our family and will be dearly missed. He will be remembered for his strength of character, loyalty to friends and family, fairness to people from all walks of life, his generous love, his fighting spirit. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7). Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers give to the charity of your choice.
Published on  May 12, 2016
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