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Hybridizer Carl Boswell, 1925-2010

Concord, California, USA

The following is his obituary;"Carl Henry Boswell March 16, 1925 ~ July 16, 2010 Resident of Walnut Creek Carl Henry Boswell, born March 16, 1925, passed away in Alamo on Friday July 16th at the age of 85 years. He was the son of Carroll and Anna Boswell of Saranap (Walnut Creek). Carl married LaRue Merriam; the love of his life, in Manti, Utah September 17, 1949. Married for 60 years, they made their home in Concord. Carl served in the Army during WWII in the European Theater near the Battle of The Bulge; receiving 2 Purple Hearts for wounds. He worked for Shell Oil in Martinez, CA for 35 years as an Operator and wrote training manuals. Carl was a well known Iris hybridizer. Over 100 of his plants were introduced to commerce. He received many awards from The American Iris Society, including a Medal (Hybrid-izers). Every spring our garden was host to garden tours. Carl loved the out of doors, gardening, woodworking and all animals. He worked with Cat Rescue; and left behind 16 year old "Munchie"; a Tuxedo cat. Survived by his wife LaRue; sons Michael (Deanne) Boswell and Timothy (Kathy) Boswell; five grandchildren Christopher, Michael-Ann and Steven Boswell, Terry (Frances) Thompson and Tracy (Sheri) Thompson; and seven great-grandchildren. To greet him, his mother and father, and a young son Dennis. Visitation today from 4pm to 8pm at Moore's Mission Funeral Home, 1390 Monument Blvd., Concord. Funeral Services, Thursday at 1pm at the funeral home. Private Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno. Memorial Gifts may be made to The American Iris Society (A.I.S.) c/o Donna James, 887 County Route 3, Hannibal, NY 13074-2356. "

Carl Boswell was honored by the American Iris Society with the Hybridizer Award in 1996.


Arilbred: 'Baby Mohr', 'Baby Red Mohr', 'Fall In Line', 'Green Eyed Sheba', 'Hot Spot', 'In Toto', 'Jewel Of Omar', 'Netted Bronze', 'Omar's Blue Moon', 'Omar's Eye', 'Omar's Gold', 'Omar's Sister', 'Omar's Stitchery', 'Omar's Torch', 'Omar's Valor', 'Omar The Tentmaker', 'Onco G Plus', Smoke With Wine'.

Border Bearded: 'Banded Rogue', 'Bella Bella', 'Bonne Fille', 'Clouds And Wine', 'Crafty', 'Double Banded', 'Frosty Pastel', 'Lady Cream', 'Lariat', 'Little Bit Orchid', 'Mixed Up Kid', 'Orchid Tutu'.

Intermediate Bearded: 'Apricot Ala Mode', 'Banded Butterfly', 'Brassie Lass', 'Devilish Nature', 'Hills Of Lafayette', 'Invasion In Pink', 'La Dark', 'Little Trudy', 'Memphis Bash', 'Saranap', 'Wing My Chimes', 'Wings And Sky'.

Miniature Dwarf Bearded: 'Dark Eyelash', 'Little Green Eyes', 'Little Pearl', 'Puppet Baby', 'Spot It, 'Tanny', 'Touch Of Irish',

Miniature Tall Bearded: 'Concord Café', 'Concord Sprite'

Standard Dwarf Bearded: 'Balkana Baby', 'Cheese On Crackers', 'Clean Slate', 'Cups Of Cream' 'Cute Stuff', 'Eyelash', 'Garnet Egg', 'Hills Of Saranap', 'I'm Yellow', 'Leprechaun's Eyelash', 'Maroon Nugget', 'Mikie Ann', 'Petite Plic', 'Plum Plum', 'Plum Spot', 'Royal Eyelash', 'Seeing Orchid', 'Tan A Maroon', 'Tarnished Angel', 'U-Turn', 'Violet Lashes'.

Tall Bearded: 'Classy Friend'. 'I'm Proud', 'Mauve Lady', 'Nova At Midnight', 'Raspberry Yum Yum', 'Tongue of Fire', 'Under Gleam', 'Venus At Twilight'.
Topic revision: r37 - 03 Nov 2020, WayneMesser
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