Leland Howard Boland
On Saturday Sep 3 2022, Lee (Leland) Howard Boland passed away at the age of 74. He was born Aug 4, 1948 in Scotia California to Howard Boland and Juanita (Harlan) Young.
He worked as an Electrical Contractor for 40 years in Porterville, California and prior to that spent 2 years in the US Navy as a construction electrician and served one tour in Vietnam.
He was married to Esther (Galvan) Boland for 38 years.
He was preceded in death by His father Howard Thomas Boland.
Lee is survived by his wife, Esther, his mother Juanita, and two brothers Les and Alan Wall. He had one son Austin Lee Boland, and his family, wife Jessica and three children Hayden, Elijah, and Jackson. Also Austin’s son Adam Boland and his wife Sharbia and their son Jason James. Lee’s enjoyment in life was being grandfather to three wonderful young men, Adam Boland, Andrew and Jonathan Nelms. While these three young men were growing grandpa Lee was a constant attendant to whatever activity one of them might be engaged with, wrestling, baseball, football and their scholastic endeavors. Lee also loved to work on old cars just to hear them run and to explore the desert where he lived at his passing, Golden Valley, AZ.
Additionally, his surviving family included cousins Cliff and Linda Wall; Linda and Felix Villegas, nieces Sarah Schlosser, Rachel Wall, Jessica Wall and nephew Scott Wall, and Andrew Nelms fiancé Makenzie Emerson.
A funeral service is not scheduled at this time but a memorial will be announced to family and friends early in 2023.
Thank you for being the best grandpa to my boys. There is not a special occasion or holiday memory that doesn’t have you in it. 29 years you’ve been a part of my life and I will never forget you! Thank you for loving me and my boys, 1 by blood – and ALL by choice! Thank you for all the advice you gave to all of us. I will never forget our last conversations, and I’m glad I was able to tell you goodbye. I hope you heard everything I said. Love you always and miss you forever Gpa Lee! Much love you to Esther, and we will always be here for you.
Sweetheart, I miss you so so much and I will see soon. Our grandsons Adam,, Andrew & Jonathan miss their grandpa Lee especially during football. Also Felix Linda. Hope you & Jason are having fun. 💔😇😭☹️💋💋. I will always LOVE you. Can’t wait to see n be with you & Jason again With much love your wife Esther. 💋💋💋 ❤️
💔💋😇🙏🏼💕. Love you & miss forever, until I see you again. ;(