In Loving Memory of

Louise Elizabeth Bolton

12/27/1927 - 05/30/2014

Louise Elizabeth Bolton

Louise Elizabeth Bolton, 86, of Gainesville, Florida, passed peacefully Friday, May 30, 2014, at HarborChase Assisted Living, with family present.

Born December 23, 1927 in Carbur, Florida, to Taft & Lady Sarah McClain, she was raised in Shamrock, Florida, and attended Dixie County Schools. She graduated in 1944 from Young Harris Academy and Young Harris Junior College in 1946. She taught second grade in Cross City, Florida 1946-47.

She married Mahlon Bolton June 7, 1947 in Cross City Methodist Church. They moved to Gainesville in 1947 where they raised their two children. The family attended Grace Presbyterian Church where Louise & Mahlon taught Sunday school, and Mahlon was a Deacon. Over the years she worked at UF Library, Sears, and Brasington Cadillac & Oldsmobile.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Mahlon, son Joe (Karen) Bolton, and son-in-law Hugh Pendley, 3 grandchildren:  Krista (James) Kiger, Jamey (David) Burns, and Jess (Lee Ann) Bolton, and 3 great grandchildren:  Madison “Maddie” Neumyer, Dawson Burns, and Linda “Elle” Burns. Louise was preceded in death by her daughter Marilyn Christine Pendley.

The family will gather for a private celebration of life. Memorial Contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.



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  1. Mike & Debbie Gray at · Reply

    Karen, Joe & Family,
    Our hearts go out to you, along with healing prayers. Mrs. Bolton (Granny) was loved and will be missed, but she is in God’s care now.
    We love you. Mike & Debbie

  2. Jess Bolton at · Reply

    I will miss her. She was a very opinionated woman. 🙂 I’ll always remember her cooking and her sarcasm. As well as her endless supply of Oatmeal Creme Pies. She loved to talk sports, especially about the Gators. She was a character. Love you Granny! Rest in Peace!

  3. Senterfitt Family at · Reply

    We have been neighbors of Louise and Mahlon for 48 years. We have many fond memories of Louise and will miss her very much. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Vernon, Marilyn, Crystal, Sharon, Linda and Bill

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