Dennis Boatright, of Grimes, passed away on February 8, 2017, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A memorial service for family and friends will be at 2PM, Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Merle Hay Funeral Home: 4400 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service, also at the funeral home.
Dennis was born on August 5, 1942 in Hawthorn, CA. He graduated from Urbandale High School in 1960. Following high school, he served in the United States Navy from 1959-1965.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Kenneth and Phyllis; brother, Dick; and 2 grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Ann; children, Nick (Heidi) Boatright, Gina (Dan) Heathcott, Ginger Cargile, and Angela Boatright; grandchildren, Zack, Nathan, Carmen, Randy, Mark Daniel, Angel, Olivia, Cheyenne, Chloe, Summer, Adam, Melanie, and Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Leah, Ally Rae and Ella; sisters, Sally Rae, Dixie, Dianna, and Roxanne; and brother, Robin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston.