((((Big_Red)))) Boynton Jr., Horace "Red"
I am very sad today to write that our Big_Red passed away recently. I loved following his threads about growing his veggies and canning them...canning alot. He loved it. Here is a post from September 15, 2007...I think he definitely showed many of us up.
"got my canning done for the season, gardens all wrapped up except for a few tomato plants for fresh tomatoes. Here's my final list.
24 pints dill pickles
39 pints zucchini relish
36 pints salsa
46 quarts tomatoes
12 quarts tomato sauce
I've also frozen several quart packages of broccoli and several quart packages of cut-up peppers. Going over to a local apple farm next week and buy a couple bushels of apples to freeze, then I'm done!
Big_Red, we will miss you and your posts. You inspired a lot of us to get off our tails and do more canning and freezing and enjoying the good earth that God gave us. We know you'll be planting a beautiful garden in Heaven. We'll see you when we get there...Until then, my friend...
Many prayers going out to his very large family as you can read below.
:) Kathy (MistyMeadows)
You can also leave condolences at http://www.legacy.com/Citizen/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=104562904
A note from his son:
I am contacting you to report that my father AKA Big_Red of Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6A) will no longer be able to participate in your forum. My dad passed away on Feb 27, 2008.
My father loved all aspects of gardening; especially learning new ideas or techniques and sharing his experiences. It is clear to me after browsing some of the blogs and contributions that my father had made to the Dave's Garden forum that he was an active member of a very large gardening community. Thankyou for providing such a great place for individuals like my dad to share his experiences with others.
Published in the Commonwealth Journal (Somerset, KY) from 2/29/2008 - 3/2/2008:
Horace “Red” Boynton Jr., 69, of Bethelridge, Ky., died on Feb. 27, 2008, due to sudden illness. Red, as all his friends and family knew him, was born in New Hampton, N.H., on Oct. 1, 1938, and was pre-deceased by his mother, Virene Gilpatric; father, Horace Boynton Sr.; brothers, Raymond Boynton and Bernard Gilpatric; and his sister, Clara Fewtrell.Red is survived by his wife of 27 years, Denise LaCoste Boynton of Bethelridge; his sons, Russell Boynton of Gilmanton, N.H., Raymond Boynton of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert Boynton of Northfield, N.H.; his daughter, Mary Wright of New Hampton, N.H.; his stepson Daniel Beaupre of Belmont, N.H.; and his stepdaughters, Simone Roy of Chichester, N.H., and April Miller of Science Hill, Ky.; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.Red is also survived by his brothers, Wesley Gilpatric of Tilton, N.H., and Keith Gilpatric of Somerset, Ky.; his sisters, Beverly Zulueta of Eubank, Ky., and Kathleen Kelley of Hill, N.H.; stepmother, Aida McDonald of New Hampton, N.H.; a brother, Robert Boynton of Sanbornton, N.H.; and sisters, Barbar Skeets of Briston, N.H., Ruth Clay of New Hampton, N.H., Vera Thuber of Hill, N.H., Priscilla Miller of Alexandria, N.H., and Becky Heath of Warren, N.H.Red worked many years at J.P. Stevens in Tilton, N.H., after which he worked for 5 to 6 years as a lead carpenter for Locke Waterville Estates in Campton, N.H. His crew, which at the time included his brother, Wesley, built a large number of beautiful estate homes. Red was a master of masonry and created a large number of field stone and brick fireplaces, created with such care and attention to detail that many were like pieces of art. Later Red began work with Community Action Program (CAP) and ultimately retired from CAP after working with the program for over 25 years. He retired as an assistant director. Red retired to Bethelridge, Ky., five years ago. While in Kentucky, Red continued to pursue his interest and love of organic gardening. Red was an avid and highly successful hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time with his friends and family on numerous outdoor expeditions. More recently, Red renewed his interests in music and the guitar, and has made several new friendships as a result of his activities in the “Pickin’ and Grinning” music group in Science Hill, Ky.A memorial service will be held today, Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Pisgah Historical Schoolhouse in Somerset, Ky. The school can be located from Rte. 27 South by making a right onto the 914 Bypass and then taking the next left turn into the compound.In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation may be made to Hospice in Red’s name. Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive. Somerset, Ky., 42503.