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Boytt Impson

Born: 3/4/1922

Died: 8/16/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Boytt Impson, 82, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away August 16, 2004, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. He was born March 4, 1922, in Bokchito, Oklahoma, the son of Thomas Cap Jefferson and Sadie (Lester) Impson.

Mr. Impson attended the Jones Academy and Chilocco Indian School. He received his bachelors degree in business education from Southeastern State College and his masters degree in career counseling from East Texas State University in Commerce .

Boytt, Bon and Cale Impson all served together in the Army during World War II. He served with the 134th Engineer Combat Battalion in Sicily, Italy, and received the American Defense Service Ribbon, two Purple Hearts, an Oak Leaf Cluster and four Bronze Stars.

He retired in 1982 from Haskell Indian Nations College where he was a career counselor for 23 years. Prior to moving to Lawrence, he was a high school teacher in Idaho and Wyoming. He was also a chemist for Gates Rubber Co. in Denver, Colorado, and was a rough neck on oil rigs in Texas and Wyoming.

Mr. Impson was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 in Lawrence, the Lawrence Tennis Club, the Square De-Lites Square Dance Club, the River City Round Dance Club and the Haskell Retirees Club.

He married Jane Curtis. They later divorced.

Survivors include his companion, Betty Loucks of Lawrence; sons, Loren Impson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, and Keiller Impson and wife, Maribeth, of Dayton, Tennessee; daughter, Delene Impson of Ottawa, Kansas; brother, Bon Impson of Wynnewood; sister, Sadie Dot Hampton of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Lucille Thomas of Jerseyville, Illinois; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Boytt Impson