Renzer Boese | Obituaries | Enid News and Eagle

March 12, 1938 – October 19, 2021
On October 19, 2021, Renzer “Red” Marvin Boese saw the checkered flags and crossed the finish line in the arms of his creator. There will be a Celebration of Life on November 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Ladusau Evans Funeral Home, with Matthew Thoms officiating. Red was a member of the Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Enid, OK. Service and cremation arrangements are made by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Red was born in Seiling, Oklahoma, to Tillman and Lucy Boese on March 12, 1938. The family moved to Enid, Oklahoma. After moving to Enid and attending the local school, he enlisted in the Air Force in January 1957.

While serving in the Air Force, Red was stationed in Waco, Texas, where he met the love of his life, Mary Jane Nistico. The two only dated a few months before they tied the knot on July 5, 1958, and spent the next 63 years together.

The couple made their home in Enid, Oklahoma, and had two children, Tammie Green and Janet Coplen.

When Red left the Air Force and returned to Enid, he worked at Vance Air Force Base in the paint and body shop. He left the base and spent the following years working as a painter and bodybuilder in business with a friend at B&R Paint and Body Shop and later for Darrell’s Dent Shop. He left the paint and body shop industry to start Red Boese Tools and sold tools to mechanics and bodybuilders for several years. He then joined Bill Beard Auto Parts and Salvage in 1982 as a wrecker driver and eventually moved to the foreman position. When Red’s good friend Bill White bought the salvage yard, Red remained with Bill White Auto Parts and Salvage until his retirement in March 2000.

After retiring, he and Mary traveled in their campervan for the next 20 years, with Enid remaining their home base. They traveled from Canada to Mexico to see family and friends and attend NASCAR races. They spent most of the winters in the valley making lifelong friendships.

When Red wasn’t traveling, he never stopped moving. He drove for local dealerships, picking up vehicles and doing auto trades.

He rebuilt a ’54 Ford Victoria and showed it for many years at auto shows across the region, winning numerous plaques and trophies, and even took it for a ride around Texas Motor Speedway.

Red was a life member of the VFW and also a member of the Elks Club at Enid, where he served for many years on the annual auto show committee.

Red cherished his marriage, his family and his friends. He was more than proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He was a huge NASCAR fan and a Ford man, although he was a huge fan of Chase Elliott, who drives a Chevrolet. He spent many years watching track races and boating with his family and friends. His other love was for the Boston Terriers that he and Mary had had over the years.

Red is survived by his wife Mary of the house; their children, Tammie and her husband Bud Green of Bostwick, FL, and Janet Coplen of Enid, OK; four grandchildren, Steven Byrum, wife Nichole and children Avery, Payton and Riley of Enid, Rebecca Campbell and children Amador, Jimmy and Jesse of LaMesa, TX, Bridgett Campbell and children Raven and Xander of Mankato, KS, and Jammie Campbell and children Morgan, PJ and Shane of Bostwick, Florida; one brother, Darrell Boese and his wife Cathy from Enid, OK; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, mother, sister and brother.

Submissions can be made to Loaves and Fishes and Enid SPCA, Ladusau-Evans serving as custodian of funds. Condolences can be presented online at

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