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Lavina Boland Welch, 1933–2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022
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JAYTON—Lavina Boland Welch was called home on April 19, 2022, at Kent County Nursing Home in Jayton, Texas, at the age of 88.

Lavina was born on November 8, 1933, to Ben and Lillian Boland. She was the eldest of four children with three brothers. She grew up with a strong work ethic from picking cotton to moving irrigation pipe and she loved basketball. She graduated from Jayton High School in 1951.

She married Rusty Welch December 19, 1953. They moved around working the ranches and Rusty’s rodeoing. In 1969 they built one of the first indoor rodeo arenas in Seymour, Texas, and it was in operation until 1979. They later moved to Jayton, where she fulfilled one of her dreams of having a flower shop, The Yellow Daisy. She later managed the Community Center and Senior Citizens until retiring in December of 2014. She loved to crochet and created beautiful floral arrangements. She loved being crowned Exes Homecoming Queen in October 2021.

She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Lavina was survived by her son Edd Welch of Jayton, Texas; daughter Pam Goodall and husband George of Spur, Texas; brother Don Boland and wife Shirley of Jayton, Texas; four grandchildren: Kristi Stevens of King Wood, John Coleman Welch of Houston, Candice Copelin and husband Reid of Panhandle, Colette Lane and husband Tanner of Canyon, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Rusty Welch, baby girl Mary Helen, father Ben Boland, mother Lillian Boland, and brothers Gerald Boland and Bruce Boland.

Services were held Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jayton, Texas, with Rev. Rory Mosely of Spur officiating. Burial followed at Jayton Cemetery, with services under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home of Spur, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to KCNH Activity Department P.O. Box 86 Jayton, TX 79528.