Gary D. Boardman, 76, El Dorado passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2019 at his home. 

Gary’s life began on April 3, 1943 in McPherson; the son of Paul and Opal (Beason) Boardman. Gary attended McPherson College and married JoAnne ( Lewis ). He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. From a very young age Gary’s world revolved around mechanics. He instilled his beliefs into his children and anyone else willing to learn that you fix or build anything you can with your own two hands.  He was also a huge pet lover. Gary owned, operated and retired from Boardman Marine. His greatest joy in life was his family which includes his children Phillip Boardman of McPherson, Susan (Mark) Whipple of El Dorado, Cristopher Boardman of El Dorado; grandchildren Zachary Whipple, Joey Whipple, Tyler (Bree) Boardman, great-grandchildren Kyndon and Oliver; brother J.T. Boardman and sister Gayle (Loren) Boughfman. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne and his parents. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (July 13, 2019)  at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Gary will be laid to rest at Blankinship Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be directed to the Kansas Humane Society or to the Susan B. Allen Cancer Center. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Gary at