Obituaries Ruth Boline

Ruth Alice Boline, 69, Rapid City, died at her residence Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002.

She was born May 18, 1933 at Centerville, the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Sampson) Larson. She grew up in the Hub City area and graduated from Vermillion High School. She married John Marshall Boline on Dec. 29, 1951 at Centerville. They farmed in the Centerville area until her husband joined the Soil Conservation Service and they lived in Parker and Elk Point prior to moving to Rapid City in 1979.

She was employed with Hubbard Milling and Ginny's Fine Jewelry in Rapid City. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Survivors include three sons, Kent Boline and his wife Pam, Mitchell, Jody Boline and his wife Jan, Idaho Falls, ID, and Garret Boline and his wife Carolyn, Las Vegas, NV; two grandchildren, CaddieAlice and Avery Boline, Idaho Falls, ID; a sister, Majorie Swedeen, Yankton; a brother Darrel Larson, Vermillion; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were Friday, Aug. 16 at Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bruce Baum officiating. Interment was at the Black Hills National Cemetery. A memorial has been established.

Services were under the direction of the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.

Edwin Downie

Edwin J. Downie, 89 of Hamilton, NY, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002 at Community Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility, Hamilton.

He was born in Troy, NY, on Aug. 20, 1912, a son of the late James Norville and Elizabeth Ann Morgan Downie. He graduated from Troy High School in 1929 and Colgate University (1929-1933) and completed graduate studies at Syracuse University, including a year at the University of Berlin and Bonn, Germany.

Mr. Downie was a mathematics professor at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, for 41 years (1943-1984). He provided leadership in the experiment in international living. He worked with IBM in Darmstadt and Wurzburg, Germany. He pioneered the development of IBM computer systems at Colgate in 1958, directed several National Science Foundation sponsored summer mathematics institutes for junior high school teachers at Colgate, served for nearly 25 years as treasurer of Colgate's Chenango Valley Alumni Club and the Colgate class of 1933. He served as satistician for Colgate University's home football games in the 1950s and '60s, served as president and treasurer of the Hamilton Community Chest for some 25 years, and served as president and treasurer of the Hamilton Club. He was awarded the prestigious Maroon Citation by the Colgate University Alumni Association in 1983.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lydia; his daughters, Irmgrad Downie Feola of Rome, NY, and Margaret (Peggy) Downie Banks of Vermillion; six grandchildren, Tom Feola of Miami Springs, FL, Patty Leonard of Houston TX, Libby Feola of Utica, NY, Pamela Rini of Central Valley, NY, Karen Dolge of Albany, NY, and Gayle Tien of Rome, NY; four greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Edelgard Sholtz Prest, and two brothers, Norville Morgan Downie and Ralph William Downie.

A memorial service was held Aug. 20 at the Chapel House at Colgate University with Rev. Morgan Roberts officiating. Interment was in Colgate University Cemetery.

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