Frozen Food Industry Leader, Arthur Boone, Passes Away

Services were held recently in Austin, Texas for Arthur U. Boone, the founder of Frostex Foods and a well-known industry leader, who died Oct. 6 at the age of 87.

Boone was past chairman of the National Frozen Food Association, and was inducted into the Frozen Industry Hall of Fame in 1994.

After graduating from Baylor University, Boone was accepted to Harvard Business School; but World War II drew him away to join the Navy. He served as a lieutenant on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga until his release from active duty in 1946.

After the war, Boone started up a branch operation in Austin for the Glazier Frozen Food Company of Houston. In 1954, he purchased the branch and founded Frostex Foods.

In 1977, Boone was joined by his son Bill, and together they grew Frostex Foods into a major regional distributor, until the company merged with Kraft Foods in 1987.

Boone is survived by his wife, Mary Cunningham Boone of Austin; his son Bill and Ann Boone of Austin; his son Jim and Susan Boone of Houston; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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