Floyd Omer Bosworth

Floyd Omer Bosworth died Nov. 23, 2014, at the age of 96. He was born, with his twin brother Lloyd, May 11, 1918, in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Mr. Bosworth moved with his family to Pomona in 1926, where he met his future wife, Lorraine McLeod in junior high school; they were married March 19, 1939. Their first home was a ranch at Glennville, where they raised crops, cattle and four children. Ranching was interrupted while Mr. Bosworth served in the U.S. Army, 10th Mountain Division, in Italy, during World War II.

Mr. Bosworth also worked for the Kern County Road Department, served as president of the Kern County Employees Association and retired as a road superintendent. The Bosworths moved to Oakhurst in 1973 where he was instrumental in the development of the Sierra Tennis Club and the creation of tennis courts at Yosemite High School. He was also a charter member of the Oakhurst Elks Lodge #2724.

He enjoyed extensive RV traveling, hunting, fishing and family gatherings.

Mr. Bosworth was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Lorraine, and his son, Wayne.

He is survived by his brother, Lloyd; daughters Janice Froelich and husband J.R. of Oakhurst, and Mary Yarbrough and husband Tom of Greely Hill; son Floyd L. and wife Patricia of Fresno; daughter-in-law Cynthia of Fresno; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.