Carl Alexander Bolick, Jr. 1941-2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Carl Alexander Bolick, Jr. 1941-2021

Carl Alexander Bolick, Jr., 80, of Corvallis, passed away at home surrounded by family, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, after fighting a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. He was born Feb. 2, 1941, to Mary Rebich Bolick and Carl A. Bolick, Sr., and grew up in Dillon, Montana.

He attended Beaverhead County High School and went to Carroll College, transferring to Western Montana College where he earned his BS degree. He later received his MBA from Central Michigan University.

Upon graduation from college, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he attended Officer Training School. He served in Vietnam as a Telecommunications Officer from 1966- 1967. In 1971, he was approved for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and attended the OSI Academy. In 1978, he was appointed AFOSI Detachment Commander at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1983.

In civilian life, he worked for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in New York City as an International Security Officer. He was promoted to Vice President and Assistant Director of Security Operations before retiring in 2001.

He moved back to Montana and settled in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. In 2013, Carl and Sharon Foraker married in Maui, Hawaii. They loved to travel and experienced many beautiful places in the U.S. and abroad. He enjoyed being a private pilot and flying his plane.

He was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge 1651 in Hamilton, and belonged to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Carl Bolick.

Survivors include his wife Sharon of Corvallis; daughter Jennifer (Todd “Tater”) McKay of Dillon; son Jonathan Bolick of Tokyo; grandson Ty McKay; and granddaughter Jordyn McKay both of Dillon.

Services will be held Nov. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Daly-Leach Chapel with a reception following. Reverend Paul Anderson will be officiating. Ashes to be spread at a later date. A Celebration of Life at his residence will be held in May 2022. Condolences may be left for the family at

The family suggests that memorials be made to Camp-Mak-A-Dream, P.O. Box 1450, Missoula, MT 59806.