Bolding, Gene & Ruby Evelyn (Trissell)

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Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 9, 2001, pg 24
Bolding,Gene 83, of Midwest City, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001. He was born to Walter G. & Mary A. (Campbell), on June 29, 1918, in Hobart, OK. Gene was a survivor of the tragic Babb Switch School Fire in Hobart as a child. In high school, he was voted the most popular boy and the most outstanding athlete, excelling in football and wrestling. He attended Southwestern College in Weatherford on a scholarship. Gene did a 5 yr stint in the USAF during WWII, then worked at TAFB until retirement in 1973. Gene started volunteer work at Midwest Reg. Hosp. in 1973 with over 11,000 hours of volunteering in 25 plus years there. He came to Midwest City in 1951 and was a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of MWC serving as an elder of the church. 

Gene married Ruby E. Trissell, on Dec. 27, 1941, in Kimbell, NB. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruby of the home; daughter, Myra Beth Klotz of Tulsa; 4 grandchildren, Kimberly Dawn, Jennifer Elizabeth, Ryan Eugene, and Joshua Lynn; 1 great granddaughter. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Barry Bruce Bolding, numerous brothers and sisters. Gene is a “no nonsense’’ kind of guy and believes “if you’re gonna do it, do it right.’’ Gene says his helping other people is a way of “giving back’’ many blessings, the good Lord has given him. 

The viewing will be only at the funeral home with the funeral services being 10:00 AM, Monday, 9/10/2001, at the First Presbyterian Church of MWC with burial at Arlington Cemetery.   Barnes & Johnson F.H

Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
April 17, 2007, pg 17A

Ruby Evelyn Trissell Bolding, 87, of Midwest City, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 13, 2007 in Tulsa, OK. Ruby was born July 8, 1919 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Vern and Agnes Trissell. Ruby grew up in the farming community of Willow, Okla. She was a graduate of Ocina High School and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Ruby married Eugene Bolding on December 27, 1941 in Kimbell, NB. They came to Midwest City in 1951 where Ruby found joy in being a member at the First Presbyterian Church, being active with her children through PTA, and volunteering at the Midwest City Hospital and Mobile Meals.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eugene Bolding, her son, Barry Bruce and three brothers: Alva Lee, Eugene and Eddie Trissell. She is survived by her daughter, Myra and husband Ray Klotz of Tulsa, OK; two granddaughters: Jennifer Klotz and Kimberly Chojnicki; two grandsons: Ryan Carson and Joshua Kalkbrenner.

Services for Ruby will be Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 1:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Midwest City with interment following at Arlington Memory Gardens.

Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home
1820 S. Douglas Blvd
Midwest City 733-2991

Sources: The Oklahoman

Contributed by Marti Graham, April 2007. Information posted as courtesy to viewers and researchers. The contributor is not related to nor researching any of the above.


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