John Francis Boggs was born to L.C. “Shorty” Boggs and Grace Pegan Boggs in Bellingham, Washington on Sept. 7, 1927. He passed peacefully from this earth surrounded by loving family on April 29, 2018, at the age of 90 years.
He will be remembered as a kind, cheerful man, loving father and faithful friend.
Growing up on his parent’s poultry farm in Bellingham with his younger sister, Mary Lee, he got his 15 minutes of fame at the age of 3 when his photo was featured in National Geographic Magazine (1933) holding a prize-winning hen.
He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. After marrying Janice (Jan) Wasson in 1963 and moving to Forks, Washington, he worked for the Clallam County Correctional Center and Forks Sand and Gravel before retiring from Forks High School.
After Jan and he divorced in 1977 they remained great friends until her death in 1993. John was a bright, inquisitive man who had many talents and joys including building and flying his own ultra-light, traveling all over the country on his motorcycle traveling to airshows and building airplanes with his friends. When he wasn’t building, flying or riding, you could find him heading out for an evening of dancing and spending almost every day in the Pay-n-Save coffee shop telling stories with his buddies or stopping off for pie at Grannies in Port Angeles.
John is survived by his daughters – Julie Boggs Powell (Ken) and Jenean Boggs, his grandson James Amos, sister Mary Lee Boggs Landerholm, cousin Kathie Boggs Strep (Milt) and her children Bill Davie (Diane) and Maryane Cope, niece and nephews Eric Landerholm (Ana), John Landerholm (Lone), Loren Landerholm (Hilary), Ann Landerholm-Burke (Robert), their children, and grandchildren as well as many great nieces and nephews.
Time and date of celebration of life will be announced at a later time.