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.