PAUL EDWARD BOSWELL, 79, passed away Feb. 13, 2011,
from complications due to Parkinson's disease. Paul
willed his body to the University of North Texas
Health Science Center at Fort Worth. So that's
where he is today still the educator, still
teaching science to students.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1931 in Asher, OK, to Eugene &
Bessie Boswell, the fourth of five children. He grew
up in Pampa, Texas and played football for the Pampa
Harvesters, and for West Texas State College. He was
a Boy Scout, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, and
spent many summers working at Lake Marvin Scout Camp.
He was a graduate of West Texas State College and
Michigan State University. He spent four decades in
education as a teacher, coach and as an administrator.
He was school superintendent at Cranfills Gap, Ranger,
Nixon, and deputy superintendent at Pampa, and worked
for Hill College before retiring from public life.
Paul was Superintendent of Ranger ISD, TX from 1978
One of the most adventurous things Paul did was to
move the family to the tropical atoll of Kwajalein
in the Marshall Islands where both he and his wife,
were employed as teachers. While on the island, he
built a salt water aquarium for his science classroom
which he stocked with fish  funny thing was that
the fish kept disappearing. The mystery was solved
when the night janitor, a native Marshallese, confessed
to having midnight snacks. Friendships made during
their seven years on the island have endured for 40-
plus years. The family went to Kwaj with two children
and came home with three one who didn't wear shoes
until he was five and thought Texas as the biggest
island in the world.
He was a "people person," who enjoyed meeting friends
for coffee, staying in touch with high school & college
friends and former students.
He could make amazing omelets and pancakes and his hot
garlic dill pickles, pickled okra, and picante sauce
were family favorites. The secret ingredient in the
wine he made a jigger of vodka added to each bottle
made a potent and memorable drink for the unwary.
While living in Clifton, Paul joined the Grand Lodge
of Texas and served a term as Master of the Lodge for
Clifton No. 360.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years; 2 sons, daughter,
granddaughters, grandsons, sister, brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Also mourning the
death of Mr. B, a favorite rikaki, are former students
from Kwajalein High School who call themselves Kwaj Kids.