Nels Edwin Boe, age 84, of Circle, MT passed away on March 6, 2015 at his home in Circle, MT.
Nels was born July 6, 1930 in Glendive, MT. He was the third son of Nels R. Boe and Ella (Murphy) Boe and grew up on their ranch on Dry Creek in northern Wibaux County. The family moved to Beach or Wibaux for school in the winter. When Nels was in the 4th grade and for the next several years the family spent the winters on the ranch. Nels and his brothers attended a nearby country school. The family moved back to Wibaux when his older brothers were ready for High School.
From 1951 to 1955 Nels served in the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge for the Navy, he managed the family ranch for a few years. Nels married Patricia Kuykendall in the Lutheran Church at Cartwright, ND on June 10, 1960. They welcomed their first son, Chris Nelson Boe on September 8, 1961. Nels and Pat moved to Billings and for several years took turns putting each other through college. On February 28, 1963 they were blessed with their twin sons, Brian Kirby and Bradley Kendall. Nels received his degree in Agriculture Education from MSU Bozeman in 1967. He accepted a position with the Montana Extension Service in Malta, MT where he worked for six years. Nels and Pat built their first house there.
Nels returned to Bozeman to earn his Master’s degree. Afterwards he accepted a position as the County Extension Agent in Circle, MT in 1974 and served and there until he retired in 2000. Shortly after moving to Circle Nels and Pat started work on their “dream house” and spent much of their “spare time” working on “house projects”. They also remodeled a lovely old home in Sidney, MT and helped remodel a historic home south of Cartwright, ND.
He enjoyed a trip to Norway for a family reunion and he and Pat also enjoyed a trip to the east coast. In his retirement Nels spent many mornings enjoying coffee and visiting at True Value and CCM. Nels was a loving husband, father and brother. He was very proud of his three sons. He enjoyed his work with farmers, ranchers and 4-H members. His family and friends will miss him.
Nels is survived by his wife Patricia (Pat); three sons, Chris, Brad and Brian; two brothers, George and Gordon; one sister, Margaret. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nels R. and Ella Boe and three brothers, Russell, Lynn and Eric Boe.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Son’s Funeral Home in Circle, MT. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. mountain time at the Nameless Cemetery near Cartwright, ND. Should friends desire, condolences can be made to the family by visiting stevensonandsons.com.