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“During the time we lived in Pueblo (1986-89), I had several lessons from John. I always enjoyed seeing him at City Park courts and, of course, he...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Ann Kochenberger

“John was probably the most selfless, humble man I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. His knowledge of the game of tennis and of so many varied...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Shana Vail-Passarelli

“John took our kids, as well as many other Pueblo kids, under his wing. His obvious goal was to instill a love for, and knowledge of, the game of...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Janet and Steve Manes

“I wish I could say I was John's best friend in high school, but I can't, because he was everyone's best friend.An insightful student, a top athlete,...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Larry Christensen

“John was my tennis coach entering high school, and up through my junior year. He was a great tennis coach and mentor, and he was always there to...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Chase Williams

“When John first came to Pueblo for college, I was a promising young junior tennis player. Although only in junior high, John would often hit with me...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Joe Concialdi

“John was such a good person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIPRoland Dent ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Roland Dent

“John was such a good person. Proving once again that only the good die young. My deepest sympathy to the family and John's closest buddies. I am...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Randy Dent

“Coach Bosh was a great guy. I had the pleasure of knowing him for a lot of years. Tennis was his world & teaching tennis was his destiny! I will...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: John & Karla Gordon

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I had the pleasure to play under John's coaching at Centennial High School for all four years. He was a...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Jessica Carlino

“John loved to teach tennis, but he could talk any sport and talk he did. Our condolences to How's family for their loss. We will miss you John. RIP ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Burns

“My two boys liked John and learned a lot from him. Our condolences to his family. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: The Finegold Family

“My daughter Aubre had the pleasure of playing for Coach at Centennial. She was rewarded with many lasting experiences during that time. Such a sad,...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Brockman

“John was a tremendous asset the tennis community. He was liked by all, especially those he taught. I had not met a more gentle person than John....Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Dyleski

“When my dad moved to Pueblo he would often come to City Park to watch tennis matches and invariably would end up talking to John about baseball,...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Brown

“Dear grieving family,My wife and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: jd


John William Boshard, longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., quietly passed away on March 24, 2015, at his home from natural causes. He was ten days from his 67th Birthday and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1967. He left his childhood home of Provo, Utah to accept a tennis scholarship with Pueblo Community College where he raised himself to second and first singles positions on that tennis team in the late sixties. He graduated from that college with a BA degree in history. He successfully coached boys and girls high school tennis teams for many years with the public school system in Pueblo. During his many years in this community, John coached and nurtured a number of state and nationally ranked tennis players and was recognized by those who knew him as a tennis sage and one of the best teaching professionals in Colorado. He lived a quiet and unassuming life caring for many stray animals and was always an advocate for those down on their luck. He was a voracious reader of science fiction and sports novels and his love of classic movies made him an "armchair film historian" along with his brother Nick. However, his love of tennis trumped all of his other interests. he once told his best friend in high school "if there is the slightest chance in the world that you might become the best person in the world at some one thing (tennis), then you have to go all out for it." John is survived by his mother, Cleone; brother, Nick and his wife, Barbara; niece, Nicole and her husband, Mark; nephew, Sean all from or living in Hartsburg, Mo.; and his best friend, Eddie Francis, who was like another brother to John. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the City Park Tennis Courts. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Tennis Club through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. John William Boshard will be missed by all of those who loved this kind of mystic with a big heart and a good word for all. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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