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September 19th, 2019

blain boaldinELKHART – Blain Allen Boaldin, 31, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. 

He was born July 19, 1988 to Travis and Terisa Boaldin.

He enjoyed golfing, watching the Dallas Cowboys play football, collecting coins, playing cards and dominoes, traveling and visiting museums and zoos, blowing up fireworks, making people laugh, and spending time with his family and friends. 

He earned his Associate's Degree in Psychology at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, and graduated with several honors. He was continuing his education to earn his Bachelor's Degree in History at ASU with the intent to teach history. 

Survivors include his mother; wife, Ali Boaldin and their son, Wyatt Boaldin, Bethany, Okla.; sisters, Ashley Parks and nephew, Karter Parks, Amarillo, Texas, and Brittney Boaldin and niece, Luna Shinkle, Wichita; grandmother, Dian Boaldin, Oklahoma City; and grandparents, Brent and Sherry West, Buckeye, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandfather, Bob Boaldin; cousin, Hilary Boaldin; and brother-in-law, Kyle King.

• Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at the First Church of God in Elkhart with Jess Lee presiding. 

Burial will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart. 

Memorials are suggested to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS, 67950. 

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