Trent Boatner, 32, of Pueblo, Colorado, formerly of McAlester, died May 10, 2017, in Pueblo. The family will receive friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel.
Trent was born on June 1, 1984, in Ada. He is the son of Steven and Gina (Ledgerwood) Boatner. Trent grew up in McAlester and attended McAlester High School, where he participated in football and track, graduating with the Class of 2002. Soon after high school he joined the U.S. Army where he trained for and became an Army intelligence analyst, serving several tours in Iraq, until receiving his honorable discharge in 2009. He married Melinda Frances Arrieta on Dec. 1, 2006. Trent was living in Pueblo, Colorado with his wife and two children.
He is survived by his wife, Melinda, and two children, Lillian Raegan and Marcus Arrieta; his parents, Steve and Gina Boatner; a brother and sister-in-law, Travis Lee and Amber Boatner; and grandfather, Phillip Boatner and wife, Lynn. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Charlotte "Susie" Boatner.
Published on May 31, 2017