Dr. Donald's Story
Dr. Donald Lee Boswell, 68, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla. He was born April 29, 1949, to Donald Lee Boswell Sr. and Eva Louise Crow.
After his graduation from Danville High School in 1967, Don went on to earn a Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of Central Florida, followed by his Master's degree and PhD at Indiana State University.
Don served as the training director of the doctoral program in counseling psychology at Oklahoma State University. He helped establish and was the first director of the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic in 1999.
Previously, Don was a professor at Eastern Illinois University. Additionally, Don worked as an air traffic controller and a pilot instructor.
Don appreciated the beauty of nature. He and his wife, Barbara, generously opened their home, which came to be known as The Land of Boz, regularly to his friends and family so that they might share in the beauty they so loved.
To friends, colleagues and family, Don was a wise and genuine mentor and confidant. Famous for having a "wildly inappropriate" sense of humor and a big belly laugh, Don spent the last year of his life as an aspiring stand-up comedian.
Don Boswell is preceded in death by his father, Donald Lee Boswell Sr.; his mother, Eva Crow-Pickett; and his stepfather, Don Pickett.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Boswell; his son, David Boswell; his daughter, Denise Silva; his two bonus sons, Sean Remke and Brandon Pulliam; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Tim (Linda) Pickett, Bill (Mary Boswell, Scott Pickett and Jeff (Pam) Pickett; and a sister, Cindy (Danny) Allen.
A local celebration of life will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Cedar Grove Nazarene Church, 12659 E 2100 North Road, Danville.
Published on October 3, 2017