Carole “Ann” Boice (Rogers)

Carole “Ann” Boice (Rogers)

October 14, 1941 – March 11, 2023

Ann was born in Emporia, Kansas, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1959.  She met Ray and married in September, 1960. She attended Peru State College to complete her teaching degree with honors in 1971. Ann taught English Language Arts grades 5th-8th at Haig School, a rural country school, for 26 years. Other working roles include being a librarian, hospital volunteer, coordinator for Meals on Wheels, PEO member for 50 years, and an election volunteer. Her lifelong love of reading continued, and she enjoyed attending a book club, the Bookies in Omaha. She began reading in 2010 at Radio Talking Books of Nebraska for those who are unable to read and completed 30+ books.

Ann loved music and was gifted to play the piano, baritone, and violin.  She taught piano lessons and accompanied when she could. In recent years she played violin with the Fiddle Chicks. Besides her love for family and friends, she loved her kitties, cooking, and gardening. Ann and Ray lived in Hayes, KS, Shenandoah, and LeMars, Iowa, Nebraska City, then moved to Gering for 38 years, and have been in Omaha since 2010 to present.

Survived by her husband Ray; son Matthew (Cheryl) Boice; daughter Amy Houlton (Terry); grandchildren: Colter Boice (fiancé Mandy Cormaci), Samantha (Austin) Martin, and Sophie St.Amour.

Preceded in death by her sister Helen Russell, sister Pat Archer, and parents Enid and James Rogers.

Donations in memory can be made to Radio Talking Book Service of Nebraska.


  • Linda Jensen Posted March 13, 2023 5:06 pm

    Ray and family,

    It was my pleasure to meet Ann through the Dundee Garden Club. She was always so kind. I fondly remember getting a hand written note from her following our Christmas party. It was so kind and so unexpected, but so in Character for Ann.

    Our entire club sends condolences and will miss Ann.

    Linda Jensen

  • Amy Tjardes Jacobs Posted March 13, 2023 7:15 pm

    I am one of Mrs. Boice’s students from Haig school. I am incredibly sad to hear of her passing. I am now a high school business teacher. She inspired my love of reading and I continue to use the knowledge of diagraming sentences in my own classroom. She showed love to all of her students and treated everyone with respect. I am sending love to her family during this time.

  • Sara Essid-Brown Posted March 14, 2023 2:42 pm

    I also had Mrs. Boice at Haig school. I often think about her. She is the reason I love grammar and reading so much. Now, I am teaching English in Germany and will forever call on her memory when I think about what an excellent teacher she was. My thoughts are with her family during this time.

  • Jeff Allen Posted March 15, 2023 5:20 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. She was a sweet person and will be deeply missed. You are all in my prayers.

  • BING CHEN Posted March 17, 2023 7:47 am

    Ann was a kind and gentle soul mate to Ray and will be greatly missed by friends and and family. With the warmest wishes of the Chen family and all the Loren Eiseley Society.

  • Elizabeth Rodriguez Salazar Posted March 17, 2023 7:34 pm

    I was a student at Haig School and had the privilege of being a student of Mrs. Boice. I have some wonderful memories of being in her class. I attribute my love of reading to her. Her example as a teacher inspired me to become one too. I am forever grateful for her. My deepest condolences… your family is in my prayers.

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