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Theta Boren

TEMPLE  Funeral for Theta Boren, 100, Temple, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Temple, with the Rev. Larry Shields and the Rev. Jay Driskill officiating.

Theta Dollie (Clingman) Boren was born Nov. 12, 1917, east of Walters, to Edward Benjamin and Dora Leah (Johnson) Clingman and departed this life in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the age of 100 years, 5 months and 3 days.

Interment will be in the Temple Cemetery under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple.  

The twelfth of 15 children, Theta grew up at Walters, Temple and Lindsay. She married Hoyt Juan Boren on April 17, 1938, and to the union five children were born. Through the years she worked at Yielding's Department Store, Scott's Level Best, Haggar Slacks, waitressed in Lindsay, and eventually retired after several years as a Store Manager for 7-Eleven Corporation. She enjoyed doing puzzles, word search, yard work and loved music, playing the guitar and piano. Theta was a member the Home Demonstration Club for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Temple.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Darlene Boren Morgan Skinner, Wichita Falls, Texas, Donald Roy Boren and Linda, Wills Point, Texas, Theta Diane Boren Sullivan and Dave, Houston, Texas, Hoyt Dwain Boren and Sharon, Broken Arrow; numerous grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.B. and Dora; her son, Garland Ray Boren; and all 14 of her Clingman siblings.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Hospice of Wichita Falls or First Baptist Church, Temple.

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