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Posted: February 4, 2022

Obituary of Connie BOLEN

Connie BOLEN

December 20, 1930 ~ January 29, 2022 (age 91)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Constance (Connie) Gwenyth BOLEN

Connie was born in Fernie and grew up in Waldo. She was the 4th of 14 children, born to Bill and Alice Dilts. She is survived by 7 siblings and their spouses.

Connie married Ben Bolen, the love of her life, in 1948.  Connie and Ben began a family, and often boasted that she had children in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. She was the mother of seven natural children and one foster child.  With an equal mix of hard work and joy, Ben and Connie ran the Bolen Ranch. Connie always jested that their brand being C over B  … stood for Working Connie…Lazy Ben.

Connie had a kind heart and a caring nature; she was generous with her time and her energies. She loved to visit with friends, and family. She loved to laugh, dance and sing.  There was more than one party after the dance at the Bolen’s. Her door was always open.

Connie embraced her time on this earth; she built what she called a legacy of love and she nurtured it in every way possible. Connie loved babies, children, and teenagers, and she was able to relate to all ages.  The gifts of empathy and compassion were strongly ingrained in her nature. She had fire in her spirit, and she would tell you how it was.

Grandma to 24, Great Grandma to 40 and Great Great Grandma to 2, lovingly called Grandma by so many others. Auntie Connie by so many more. Connie touched so many lives.  She had an innate ability to help a person feel seen, loved, and special. She demonstrated throughout her life, the importance of family ties, integrity, strength, and perseverance.

Connie loved to travel. She went across Canada, and travelled to California, Hawaii, Mexico, Reno, Cuba, and many more places.  In her later years, she loved watching all sports on TV or sitting outdoors enjoying nature. She enjoyed playing crib with her friends and sing-alongs every chance she got.

If she could be here today, she would look at each of us, smile, and tell us how lucky she was.

The many condolences that have been received by the family are appreciated and a testament to the hundreds of people who knew Connie.

Connie was welcomed with love by the many family members, and friends who predeceased her.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Though Connie’s family would love for everyone to be able to attend her service, at this time we would encourage you to feel completely welcome to join us as we celebrate her life through the Cherished Memories live stream.

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