Richard Edward Boone

September 15, 1916November 17, 2021

RICHARD EDWARD BOONE, born September 15, 1916, in Dallas, Texas, passed away November 17, 2021 at the age of 105 years, 2 months and 2 days. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Katherine Boone, and daughter Marilyn Miller. He is survived by daughter Anita Chase, son-in-law Andy and grandson Nathan Chase.

Richard graduated from Forest Avenue High School in Dallas and spent most of his career as a Machine Shop Foreman for National Geophysical and Teledyne Geotech. His claim to fame was the fact that he attended the Texas State Fair every year it was held for 100 years.

He was a sweet and kind man of faith, serving his church throughout the years, early in his life as Sunday School Superintendent and later as a promoter of the Texas Lutheran World Relief drives along with Katherine.

During a recent church home visit, he mentioned that the hymn “For Me To Live Is Jesus” summed up his very feelings-

For me to live is Jesus, To die is gain for me;
So when my Savior pleases, I meet death willingly.

For Christ, my Lord, my brother, I leave this world so dim
And gladly seek another, Where I shall be with Him.

My woes are nearly over, Though long and dark the road;
My sin His merits cover, And I have peace with God.

Lord, when my powers are failing, My breath comes heavily,
And words are unavailing, O hear my sighs to Thee.

In my last hour, O grant me A slumber soft and still,
No doubts to vex or haunt me. Safe anchored in Thy will:

And so to Thee still cleaving When death shall come to me,
I fall asleep believing And wake in heaven with Thee!"

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VNA Meals on Wheels Dallas, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or Lutheran World Relief.

Funeral services will be Noon, Friday, 11/26/21, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Dallas preceded by viewing at 11:00am.

Interment service will be at Grove Hill Memorial Park following the service.

For those attending, masks are recommended.


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021


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Ann Sanders

December 1, 2021

Richard was such a dear friend of mine and my husband, Loren. I met him at North Park Mall as it was being remodeled and added to , and all of these years he was a mentor, a very special friend, and one of the most positive, compassionate, and man of deep faith I have ever known. Even after we left Dallas and moved to SE Texas, we have stayed in touch and we visited him when we would go back to Dallas up to about 2 years ago. I spoke with him by phone on the day after his birthday this September, and his mind was so clear. I cherish the memories I have of him and know that he is at home with our Father and that he has blessed so many people throughout his remarkable life. May God hold his family close. Ann Sanders