Margaret Ann Boles
Margaret Ann Boles
  • March 27, 1930 - January 1, 2018
  • Hawkins, Texas

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Margaret Ann Weedon Boles
1930 - 2018

Early on January 1, 2018, Margaret Boles celebrated the New Year by reuniting with her husband Joe, a host of friends and family, and most importantly her Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on March 27, 1930 to Hardy and Carrie Weedon in Bryan, Texas. After three sons, Margaret was celebrated by her mother and clothed in lace and curls which often clashed with her tomboy nature. While attending Baylor University, she caught the eye of a lanky pre-law major, Joe Boles, who recently had answered God's call to become a pastor. One Sunday Joe was visiting Margaret's home church in Bryan with a friend. The friend told Joe, "I'm gonna take her out on a date." Not to be out done, Joe stated, "Really? I'm gonna marry her," which he did in 1951. Margaret embraced the role of a pastor's wife which included being under the constant watchful eye of critics, a home that was always open, a life filled with service in every church program, and being a prayer warrior in defense and support of her husband. She helped support Joe as a school teacher while he received his degrees and moved from church to church. She served with Joe as a missionary to the Bahamas and never stopped talking about that experience. After unsuccessfully trying to have children, they adopted three children over a five year span; Jeffrey, Carrie and Cindy. Surprisingly, after 18 years of marriage Margaret got pregnant at the age of 39 and gave birth to Gregory in 1970.
In 1977, while pastoring a thriving First Baptist Church of Bellaire, Joe passed away suddenly, leaving Margaret with four children at home. Fueled by an unwavering faith, she watched God provide for her family in many miraculous ways. She soon returned to teaching and later retired from Condit Elementary in Bellaire as a loving kindergarten teacher. Her home was always open, welcoming visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The holidays would always include others that needed a loving place and at Christmas she made sure everyone had a gift. She was known by many names depending on your relationship with her - Mrs. Boles, Margaret Ann, Momma Boles, Mom and Nana.
As her health declined and limited her mobility, she maintained a vibrant prayer and counseling ministry from her recliner. As a testament to her faith, her African grey parrot, Caesar learned to say, "Praise the Lord" and "Jesus" from overhearing her prayers.
Margaret is predeceased by her parents, her brothers Donald, Lynn, and Travis, and her husband of a short 26 years Dr. Joe Boles. She is survived by her four children, Jeff, Carrie, Cindy and Greg, her 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
We would like to thank the loving staff of Clarewood House especially Blanca Ras, Anna Samuel, Deante Sigears, and Pat Papiannia for their tender care for our mother over the last few years.
Services will be at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 4525 Bissonnet St. Bellaire, Texas. Visitation will be on Thursday January 4th from 6-8 PM. The Funeral service will be Friday January 5th at 10:00 AM with Pastor George Phifer officiating. Interment will be at Steep Hollow Cemetery, Steep Hollow Rd., Bryan, Texas at 2:00 PM.