Continuing the list of memorial benches in Noblesville’s city parks . . .
In Riverwalk Depot Pocket Park:
Kurt Bolden’s bench is appropriately located near Bolden’s Dry Cleaners. Bolden co-founded Bolden’s Carpet Cleaning and Bolden Manufacturing. He also worked for the Noblesville Fire Department for five years and was active in charity work. 
Forest Park benches:
U. S. Army veteran Danny C. Kendall was a 1971 graduate of Westfield High School and a foster parent. His bench is near the 1920 carousel.
Berniece Holloway, who passed away at the age of 100, had been a cook at North Elementary School. Her bench is on the trail by the Angel of Hope monument.
A bench on the trail by Shelter #5 is dedicated to twins Mary Ellen (Campbell) Wright and Margaret “Meg” (Campbell) Emerson Carmack. Little information was available about Mary, although one article referred to her as “Reverend Dr. Mary Campbell Wright.” Meg was a therapist and counselor. 
(Incidentally, the twins’ father, Frank W. Campbell, and grandfather, Frank S. Campbell, were both prominent Noblesville attorneys, and Frank S. wrote the 1962 Hamilton County history.)
There’s also a bench next to Noblesville race car driver Bryan Clauson’s historical marker. Although the plaque simply reads “Parked it,” the bench is clearly dedicated to Clauson.
The executive director of the Friends of Hamilton County Parks, John Scott Foster, says his organization also tries to honor donors’ wishes regarding the placement of commemorative benches in the county’s parks. (See for details on their program.)
Chris Stice, Deputy Director of Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, supplied a list of  the benches in Noblesville’s county-run parks. 
In Morse Lake Park:
Richard H. Crosser co-founded Crossman Communities, one of the largest new home builders in the country. He was also a member of the board of the Legacy Fund.
Sean B. Moran was a cable technician at CPI. An avid disc golf player, his bench is located near the disc golf course.
In Strawtown Koteewi Park (although in Strawtown, it has a Noblesville address):
Larry Boren was a technician at Carmel Pro Printing Co. A 1978 graduate of Noblesville High School, he was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and a member of American Legion Post No. 45.
In Potter’s Bridge Park:
Husband and wife, James Otto Neckar and Mary Maxine Neckar, share a bench.
U. S. Navy veteran James Neckar headed the Industrial Arts Department at Noblesville High School, was active with the Boy Scouts, and was a past president of the Noblesville Teachers Forum, the Indiana Association of Industrial Arts Teachers and the Indiana Association for Guidance and Counseling. 
Maxine Neckar was my grade school art teacher, a role I believe she performed for the entire Noblesville school system. She also served as choir director at the First United Methodist Church and did volunteer work for the Hoosier Heartland Program and the Noblesville Health Care Center.
A 1975 graduate of Hamilton Heights High School, Pamela J. (Waltz) Lybarger worked for F. C. Tucker. She was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Two benches honor attorney Douglas B. Floyd. Floyd, a specialist in land use and zoning law, was president of Land Rush Development Services Inc. He also served on the Hamilton County Progress Committee, Noblesville Main Street Committee and the Noblesville Long-Range Planning Committee.
(An additional bench honors the Hamilton County Extension Homemakers.) 
Note: I was asked about the benches’ prices. I don’t have a figure for the street department, but county park benches are $1,500 and city park benches are $2,000.
Thanks to Jack Hittle, Evelyn Lees, Lisa Hayner, Nancy Massey, Mike Hoffmeister, John Scott Foster and Chris Stice for helping with these columns.
-Paula Dunn’s From Time to Thyme column appears each Friday in The Times. Contact her at