Brandon Bruce Barton Boswell | Obituary


Brandon Bruce Barton Boswell was born on October 26, 1961 in Louisiana and died on January 24, 2022 at the age of 60.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ruby; father, Brandon; and his son Brandon.

Brandon is survived by his partner, Angelique Engelhardt; the children, Marjesca, Zachary, Anniliese, Nathaniel, Brandon Lane and Scarlet; his best friend Mike Peasly and many other friends and colleagues.

Brandon had a love for life that took him all over the country doing what he loved, breaking in and training horses and riding bulls. He won 13th place in the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas in 1996. He also fought for his life after being gored by a bull, but came back stronger than ever. He served his country honorably as a Marine, specializing as a diesel mechanic during the Tehran conflict. He drove big rigs and tankers all over the country. He had a great passion for music and sang with his band Cross Dixie Roads, which opened for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Although he grew up in the Louisiana bayou, he lived for many years on his farm in Michigan, near where he saved a man’s life by pulling him from a burning car. But his true love was his father’s ranch in Montana where he spent many years raising cattle, farming and serving as a hunting guide while living truly off the grid. After Hurricane Katrina, he felt called to cook for the volunteers cleaning up Biloxi, Mississippi. From there he came to Texas where he spent many years as a chef, his other passion, at restaurants such as Chisos Mountain Lodge in Big Bend National Park.

He finished his Canyon Lake career managing Canyon Lake Auto Repair and Eco Soil Stabilizers with his boss and dear friend, Randall Ragon. But no matter where her path leads, God has always been number one in her life.

He spent years attending Oakwood Baptist, then First Baptist in Canyon Lake. Besides her faith, her other great joy was her family. He was so proud to be a father. He loved nothing more than to make his children laugh and feel loved. He always said, “God first, then my family, and I’m last.” He will be greatly missed by his many friends and co-workers and especially his family.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Canyon Lake First Baptist Church, 13085 FM 306, Canyon Lake, Texas 78133. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. also at Canyon Lake First Baptist Church with Pastor Peter Hill officiating. A procession will follow to Hill Country Memorial Gardens, 11700 SH – 46 New Braunfels Texas 78132.

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