Maynard Lowell Bos

March 10, 1942 — February 12, 2020

Maynard Lowell Bos, age 77, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away at his home following a lengthy illness, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Bos was born in Bellflower, Calif., March 10, 1942, to John Peter Bos and Nellie Eugenia (Zevenbergen) Bos. He moved with his family as a child to Brewster, Minn., where he attended school. After graduating from Western Christian in Hull, Iowa in 1960, Maynard enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving four years. While stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, he met his lovely wife, Linda Eerkes, while attending church. They were married Aug. 21,1964, and made their home in Oak Harbor. 

Maynard worked as a civil service contractor at NAS Whidbey Island for 20-plus years. He loved sports, especially following UW sports. He ran the clock for Oak Harbor High School football games for over 30 years. Maynard loved music, and had been a member of the An-O-Chords Barbershop Chorus. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing and camping. After retiring, he and Linda enjoyed traveling. They visited Scotland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Hawaii with family and friends. Once Linda retired, they became snowbirds, and spent the winters in El Mirage, Ariz., where Maynard could spend his days golfing. 

Maynard is survived by his beloved wife ,Linda; three children: Kimberly Bos, Cindy Helwick (Rick) and Bryon Bos (Jennifer), all of Oak Harbor; three grandchildren: Cody and Cassandra Helwick and Hunter Bos; sister, Julane Bellin (Steve) of Tinley Park, Ill.; brother, Gordon Bos (Lois) of Spicer, Minn.; and Milton Bos (Cheri) of Holland, Mich.; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives; also, his beloved “grand-dogs.” 

A Celebration of Life will be held at First Reformed Church, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, with Military Honors by NAS Whidbey Island Honor Guard. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at