On Monday, Angels Camp Mayor Jack Boeding was at a city council workshop. On Tuesday, he was rushed to a local hospital after suffering a heart attack. On Wednesday, he passed.

Jack Boeding was initially elected to the City Council in March of 1974 and served through his term in 1978. Jack was appointed to a vacant seat in February of 2008, which led to his election to the City Council in November of 2008. Jack was selected to serve as Mayor of Angels Camp in January of 2011 by his fellow Council Members. 

City Administrator Michael McHatten said in a statement that, “Those of us who were lucky enough to know Jack and all of us who work for the City of Angels are devastated by his loss. Jack’s dedication to the citizens of Angels Camp and his passion for democracy will be greatly missed. Jack worked tirelessly to support this community and his void will be difficult to replace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

According to a statement released by the city:

It is with great shock and sadness that the City of Angels has learned that Mayor Jack Boeding passed away early last evening at the age of 72. Jack personally placed a 911 call early Tuesday morning and paramedics responded to his home and transported him to Mark Twain St. Josephs Hospital in San Andreas where he remained in intensive care until his passing.

The City lowered the flags in front of City buildings to half-staff in honor of Jack Boeding.