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Boyd Beaumont Forester
Kiowa-Boyd Beaumont Forester was born January 23, 1932 in Alva, Oklahoma to B.C. “Bo” and Mary Forester. He died February 6, 2016 in Kiowa, Kansas.

Boyd attended school in Kiowa, graduating with the class of 1950. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Husbandry. Boyd was on the tennis team at KSU, was a member of the Army ROTC and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. White at K-State, he met Sally Hoatson. They were married September 23, 1955.

A fixed wing and helicopter pilot, Boyd achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Force. After his discharge he and Sally moved to the family farm north of Kiowa.

His interest included soil conservation, and he was a pioneer in implementing a soil fertilization program. He was a long time member of the Cosmos Lodge.

Boyd loved to teach tennis to anyone who would pick up a racket. He provided many books to beginners on how to play the game. He and Sally loved their dogs and treated them as their family. Reading was a means to learn more about his other interests, politics and economics.

Boyd was a vocal supporter at his grandchildren’s sporting events! After retirement he began painting with watercolors. He enjoyed giving his works to friend and family.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally and his brothers, Buford Means and Delmar Means.

He is survived by his children, Kim Nickelson and husband, Mark of Waynoka, Oklahoma, John Forester and wife, Linda of Kiowa, Kansas, Dan Forester of Kiowa, Kansas; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine LoVette Rake and husband, Mike Rake of Wichita, Kansas; Jackie LoVette and Stacy Brown of Grand Mound, Washington, David LoVette of Topeka, Kansas; extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Kiowa Hospital District Manor through the funeral home.

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May this tribute bring comforting words and pleasant memories during this difficult time. It has been an honor serving your family.
Lanman Funeral Home Staff


I was a cook a the manor and I enjoyed Boyd as a resident he will be missed
Janet Bolish


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