Traverse City Record-Eagle

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January 17, 2013

Diane Boldrey-Read

TRAVERSE CITY — Diane Boldrey-Read, 63, of Traverse City, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

Diane was born on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1949, to William and Geraldine (Ross) Boldrey. On Sunday, June 24, 1984, she married Robert W. Read in Leelanau County.

For 35 years, Diane had been a speech therapist for the Traverse Bay Intermediate School District. Working primarily with handicapped students, she touched many lives in that time and enjoyed her work tremendously.

Diane had been a certified scuba instructor, was a voracious reader and enjoyed playing cards and board games. She was also a very gifted and talented calligrapher.

Diane had attended Central United Methodist Church.

Diane is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Read; children, Chad W. Read, of Traverse City, Robert Scott (Melody) Read, of Harrison Township, and Leslie Read, of Yellow Springs, Ohio; her grandchildren, Brittany Trombino, Max and Jennifer Read; her mother, Geraldine Boldrey, of Traverse City; and sister, Christine Weber, of Traverse City.

Diane was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation for Diane will take place from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and on Saturday, Jan 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Dale Ostema of Central United Methodist Church officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging, 520 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684.

Please share your memories of Diane with her family by way of her online guestbook at

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