Jim “Big Jim” Boston
Date of Birth
June 22, 1937
Fork Mountain, Tennessee
Entered into Rest
March 8, 2020
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Air Force & American Legion #129

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska


First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Jim “Big Jim” Boston, 82, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest surrounded by his family on March 8, 2020 at his home in Ashland, NE.  He was born June 22, 1937 in Fork Mountain, TN to Floyd Sr. and Blanche (Hammons) Boston.

When Jim was seven, his family moved to Walsenburg, CO and he attended school there.  In 1955, following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country until 1959 when he was honorably discharged.  On January 16, 1959, Jim was united in marriage to Marilyn Hauschild and from this union three children when born.  Jim worked 34 years for Great Plains Service in Ashland until he retired.

During Jim’s journey of life he was a member of the Ashland Jaycee’s, American Legion #129 and First Christian Church where he was a Deacon.  He was a Cub Scout Master and a baseball coach for over 30 years.  Jim received honors from the governor and was put in the hall of fame at the Legion Club.  Bowling and golfing were some of Jim’s favorite hobbies.  He traveled 13 years all over the States to bowl at nationals.

He is survived by wife of 61 years, Marilyn Boston; children, Jimmie Jr. (Liz) Boston of Glenwood, IA, Robin (Mark) Fosbender of Ashland and Timmie (friend, Renee) Boston of Omaha; grandchildren, Eric Fosbender, Travis Fosbender, Adam (Kristi) Boston, Anna Boston, Andrew Boston, Shelby Boston, Nicklos Boston, Emilee Boston; great-grandchildren, Braden, Harper Rose and Everleigh; sister, Gloria (John) Luther; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Boston and Delise Hauschild; brothers-in-law, Brad (Joyce) Buckingham, Monte (Debbie) Akers and Monte (Susie) Petersen; special nephew, Roy Boston; many more nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Condolences for Jim “Big Jim” Boston
  1. Ken long
    • March 8, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Sorry for your loss

  2. • March 8, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear this news. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. A huge loss to your family and our community.

  3. Frank & Kellie Ford
    • March 9, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Vana Rogers
    • March 10, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Marilyn and Family:

    Thinking of you all and sending my deepest thoughts and sympathy.

    Know you have lots and lots of wonderful memories to cherish and keep in your hearts.

  5. Leland Breyer
    • March 11, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Jim will never know how he changed my life,

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