Lives Lived: Harold Boewer |

Lives Lived: Harold Boewer

Harold “Hal” Joseph Boewer of Grass Valley died Friday, Feb. 19, in Grass Valley. He was 87.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date when all family members can be present. Last rites were performed on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Boewer was born on Oct. 2, 1922, in Cincinnati to Caroline J. Meyer and John B. Boewer. He graduated from high school in Glendale. He married Joan Elizabeth Burdick on June 25, 1947, in Tujunga. He served as a Merchant Marine during World War II.

Mr. Boewer was a hardware salesman and worked for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bakersfield, as well as Valley Catholic Church in Watsonville. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the CCO. He taught at St. Joseph’s and Valley Catholic Churches. He designed and made a stained glass window in the bell tower at St. Canice Church in Nevada City. He also designed and made mosaic art pieces at Garces Memorial Catholic High School in Bakersfield. He received numerous “blue ribbons” for his artwork at the Nevada County Fair during his final years as a resident at the Meadow View Manor in Grass Valley.

He enjoyed artwork, painting, mosaic work and caring for his family.

Mr. Boewer is survived by his daughters Mary A. Standow of Idaho and Liz R. Ambra of Mountain View; sons Curtis R. Boewer of Colusa and Paul J. Boewer of Arizona; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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