Harlen Ray Bosch

Nov 25, 1934 – Sep 7, 2016

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Harlen Ray Bosch died in his sleep at Swedish Hospital in Seattle on September 7, 2016 at the age of 81.  

Harlen is survived by his wife of 60 years Margaret Bosch (Lindsay) and sons Brian and Lindsay along with his brothers Merlin, Gary, and Doug.  He is preceded in death by his father George, mother Emma, brothers Harvey, Rholand, Dean and sister Shirley. 

Harlen was born November 25, 1934 in Akaska, South Dakota and moved with his family to Seattle (South Park) in 1942.  He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1952 and married Margaret Lindsay June 30, 1956. While living in West Seattle, Harlen and Margaret had their first son Brian, February 4, 1960. Subsequent to having their second son Lindsay on January 18, 1967, Harlen and family moved to Kent, WA where he resided until his death. During those years, Harlen was primarily employed with Sears & Roebuck (35 years) and retired from Boeing in 2003 after 16 years of employment working as a machinist. 

Harlen was dearly loved by many and will be sorely missed. 

Flowers may be sent to the Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home or, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: 

Seattle Children's Hospital: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/ways-to-help/donate/




Seattle Humane Society: http://www.seattlehumane.org/donate/donate-now


Bobby Crook
Lake Stevens, WA
Sep 14, 2016

Mrs. B, Brian, and Lindsay,

I always remember walking down the driveway when I was younger and seeing Mr. B in the yard or doing something always with a smile and greeting me making me feel good and knowing we had someone special next to us. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brett and Debbie Kuecker
Kent, Wa
Sep 12, 2016

Our sincere condolences for your loss. We are so very sad, and will always have such fond memories of our Irish neighborhood and FRIEND. Rest in Peace Harlen!!!!!!

Robert Haggan
Edinburgh, UK
Sep 12, 2016

Where do you start to write something about Harlen.

He was one of the most wonderful human beings you would wish to meet.

Harlen could tell stories that would have made a cat smile.

The times we shared with him still bring back fond memories and smiles and it's sad that he will no longer be there to share future times with.

Be at peace Harlen and watch over us all til we meet again.


Robert and Dianne X

Tammie Angove
kent, wa
Sep 10, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers our with the entire family he was a special man and will be missed. We always love you all as neighbor. Angove Family

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