Obituary: Albert Boardman |

Obituary: Albert Boardman

A Masonic service will be held for Albert G. Boardman of Grass Valley at 2 p.m. today at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mr. Boardman died Friday, Jan. 11, in Grass Valley. He was 89.

He was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Portland, Ore., to Samuel H. and Anna Belle (Hawkins) Boardman. He spent his early years in Boardman, a small town in eastern Oregon established by his father. He married Monica Ruth Hopfinger in Salem, Ore., on Nov. 20, 1941.

Mr. Boardman was a business agent for Local 3 of the Operating Engineers Union in San Francisco then chief lobbyist for the California Council of Operating Engineers. Gov. Edmund G. Brown appointed him to the state Workers Compensation Appeals Board in 1966, where he served 13 years before retiring in 1979.

He served two terms on the San Mateo Planning Commission, was a member of the city Charter Revision Commission, and was a founding director of the San Mateo Boys Club.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 226 in San Mateo, the Scottish Rite Temple in Burlingame and the Elks Lodge in San Mateo.

Mr. Boardman is survived by his wife of 60 years, Monica R. Boardman of Grass Valley; sons Albert G. Boardman Jr. of Lake of the Pines and Mark J. Boardman of Playa del Rey; granddaughters Christina Chiesa of Brentwood, Patricia Ortega of Oakley and Rosemary Boardman of Portland, Ore.; grandson, Samuel Beebe of Seattle; great-granddaughters Brittany and Sophia Ortega of Oakley; and sister, Dorothy Mefford of Bakersfield. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Ann Boardman, in 1994.

The family prefers memorial contributions to either the American Diabetes Association or the ALS Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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