CASTLE HILL – Arthur James Boyles, 90, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at a Houlton health care facility. He was born Sept. 23, 1921, in Castle Hill, son of William and Bertha (Richardson) Boyles.
He was a member of Castle Hill Advent Church. Arthur spent most his life farming and later worked as a mechanic at MPG Truck and Tractor, Presque Isle, until his retirement.
He is survived by a daughter, Sandra J. Haynes; sons, Arthur "Larry" Boyles and his companion, Debbie Willette, of Mapleton, Bruce and Robert of Castle Hill and Wallace and his wife, Melody, of Presque Isle; a daughter-in-law, Irene Boyles of Presque Isle; grandchildren, Robin Haynes, Virginia L. White, Josh Boyles, Amanda Dyer and Katrina Boyles; great-grandchildren, Steven Holmes, Samantha and Kenneth White; and stepchildren, Charlotte, Warren Jr., Gerald, Peter, Neil and Carlton Oakes, all of Ashland. Arthur was predeceased by his first wife, Lulu (Curtis) Boyles, in 1984; his second wife, Catherine Oakes, in 2001; a son, James Robert Boyles, in 2010; and a son-in-law, Sterling Haynes, in 2011.
In keeping with his wishes, a graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Southside Cemetery, Mapleton, with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone at the nursing facility that cared for Art the past two years. Donations may be made in his memory to Gardiner Health Care Facility Inc., care of Amy Hocking, P.O. Box 520, Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences may be expressed at