Tuesday, March 06, 2007



Austin lost another icon. Stella Boes passed away last night. She was one of Austin's folk legends, and had appeared over the years several times on various local radio shows. She had been a long-time feature of
Austin's Carousel Lounge and even into her 90's walked and danced for causes and charities like the March of Dimes. She was recently featured in National Geographic's series, Dance Across America as well as other articles,

The Austin Chronicle

The Daily Texan

And others.

Stella was a rugged Canadian gal who became a real Texas folk hero in many ways. And those who came to know her are all very sad about her passing. She is survived by two Sons, Gary and Wayne, and a Daughter, Karen... and many beautiful grand children.

So long, Stella. Keep dancing!


Major Mike said...

Seems we have scant few local icons left...Austin will be diminished slightly by her passing. MM

Clark o'the Dentones said...

Thanks for posting about this wonderful lady! She danced last summer when my band played at the Carousel. Great fun! CT

Video clip here: