David Franklin Boggs (Frank), 73 passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 1, 2018 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born April 9, 1945 in Apache, Okla. to parents Claude Franklin Boggs and Ida Mae Smith.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the River of Life Church with the Reverend Duane Howard officiating. A luncheon will follow for family and friends. Lamont Mortuary of Globe will transport Mr. Boggs to the Savanna Cemetery, Savanna, Okla. to be buried on the family site. Bishop Funeral Services in McAlester, Okla. will facilitate the graveside service to be held on Aug. 11 at 11 a.m.
Frank was a man of adventure and so full of spirit and nothing was too hard. He grew up in Globe-Miami and attended Miami High School. After high school, he married and moved to Oklahoma. He had a short stint in the Army and finally settled in Northern California where he resided 40 years, employed as a carpenter on high rise buildings in San Francisco. Often, he returned to the Globe-Miami area to spend time with his parents and would always take on a new project helping his “Pop” improve the family home. In 2007 he permanently relocated to Globe where he lived next door to his parents and then became a permanent companion to his dad until his recent passing in May 2018.
Frank loved the outdoors and fishing. He had an addiction to fast cars and motorcycles. Frank loved all God’s creatures. From childhood he would bring home and rescue animals such six baby skunks, a javelina, stray dogs and cats. As an adult, he became certified and rescued animals every time he saw them such as a hawk and a screech owl. He returned to Arizona with a parrot and a macaw and a 17-year-old cat. He was a faithful son and loving brother. He talked of his children and loved hearing from them. Frank stayed close to home caring for “Pop” the past five years until his health recently failed. The moment his life changed was his birthday in 2008 when he accepted Christ as his savior prior to triple bypass surgery. Then he often spoke of his love of Jesus and The River of Life Church in Central Heights was so important to him.
David Franklin Boggs is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ida Mae Boggs, of Globe Ariz. and his sister, Bette Gregory, of Calvert, Texas.
His survivors include his sister, Claudene Kalaboke of West Frankfort, Ill.; sister, Ruth and brother-in-law Maurice Holthaus, of Tucson, Ariz.; son Charles Franklin Monroe Boggs and wife Christina Boggs of Marysville, Calif.; daughter Rene Noel Peterson of Mecosta, Mich. and 11 grandchildren.