Ann F. (Frederick) Boyce

BOYCE, Ann F. (Frederick), Mar 15, 1931- Nov 10, 2009. Ann leaves behind a loving family who will miss her sweet, smiling face! She is survived by her best friend and husband of six plus decades, Dave. Ann and Dave shared the joy of parenting seven children – Michael (Hope), Philip (Susie), Kelly, Brendan (Stephanie), Barney (Kellie), Frances (Skip), and David (Kim). The family has been blessed with seventeen grandchildren – Jennifer (John), Jason (Krystyna), Christopher, Jenni (Joey), Ashley (Andrew), Sunyi (Rick), Zac (Kate), Jessica (Chris), Emily, Dani, Devon, Tiffany (Bryan), Mandy, Kennedy, Brian, Claire, and Luke. The family has kept growing with the addition of thirteen great grandchildren – Olivia, Kate, Harper, Lane, Lily, Jack, Savannah, Leah, Alex, Ryan, Gavin, Teague, and Brayden. Her faithful sisters, Virginia (Tom) Walsh of Omaha and Jean (Bob) Dalquist of Benson, AZ will miss their fun-loving middle sister who was the glue that held them together. Also surviving are her supportive brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Elaine Boyce of Omaha. She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Sue (Vince) Manhart of Aurora, CO. A devoted group of friends in St. Louis, MO affectionately known as “The Mothers” have lost another one of their own. The Boyce Family would be remiss not to honor these fabulous women with so many wonderful memories of their friendship – one that has endured many years. Preceding her in death are her parents, William and Mary Frederick, of Omaha; son, Christopher; and her parents-in-law, Lynn and Frances Boyce of Omaha. Ann was an excellent student at South High School and excelled in debate and government. Her political career started when she was selected from South High as a Girls State delegate in 1947. She was then elected Governor of Girls State by her peers. During her trip to Washington, D.C. as one of the ninety-six nationwide delegates, she met President Truman in the Rose Garden. Each girl wore white gloves, but when President Truman got to Ann, she ripped her glove off to shake his hand. He said, “Young Lady, I hope you are a Democrat as we need hands-on people in this land.” Politically, Ann has shaken the hands of three sitting Presidents – President Truman, President Kennedy, and President Carter. She was elected “Committee Woman” in St. Louis, MO and served as Chair-Woman for the Missouri ERA. She accumulated many other political accomplishments and awards in her political career. After the move to St. Louis, MO in the mid-50’s, Ann founded and ran two successful business ventures. In 1973, Dave and Ann incorporated Boyce Scientific and ran it together for 20+ years before retiring. In her “spare time,” she was an avid antique collector and the family is very fortunate to have inherited many beautiful treasures from her extensive collection. Ann is the matriarch of the family and will be forever missed. Pallbearers: John Ciroli, Jason Pyle, Christopher Boyce, Joey Broyles, Andrew Briley, Zac Duncan, Rick Waters, Chris Pugh, and Bryan Magers. Honorary Pallbearers: Tom Walsh, Bob Dalquist, John Boyce, Vince Manhart. The family will receive friends Friday, 6pm-8pm at the West Center Chapel. Services Saturday, 11am, West Center Chapel, followed by a reception at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Lied Transplant Center.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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