Crystal Dawn Boyer
March 28, 1979 – September 19, 2021
Mother – Sister – Daughter – Aunt – Cousin – Niece – Friend
Crystal was born on March 28, 1979 in Mitchell, SD to Sue (Scott) Abbas and Robert Boyer. She was the fourth of seven siblings with two older sisters and one older brother as well as three younger brothers. She spent most of her childhood living in South Dakota but also spent time living in Omaha, NE.
When she was seventeen, Crystal enrolled in Box Elder Job Corps in Nemo, SD where she received her high school diploma and completed job training for masonry. After Job Corps, Crystal moved to Omaha, NE and joined the Army National Guard as a Motor Transport Operator with the 1075th Heavy Transport Co. During her time with the Army National Guard she was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served in Iraq from October 2004 to September 2005. She received an honorable discharge in 2006.
Aside from her military service she worked for a number of years for American Marking Corp in Omaha, NE and as a ground lead removal specialist, and partnered with Steven Moy, Jr. in a landscaping company.
Crystal and Steven also had a personal relationship for a number of years and had three daughters together: Infinity, born in March 2008, Serenity born in January 2010, and Trinity born in May 2014. Crystal also has a son, Cicada, born in March 2018 with Greg Frederick.
After the birth of her children, Crystal dedicated her time to caring for her children, working on her house, and numerous, various creative projects.
She died unexpectedly on September 19, 2021.
She is survived by her parents: Robert Boyer of Omaha NE and Sue (Scott) Abbas of Sioux Falls, SD; her siblings: sister Bobbi Boyer of Omaha NE, sister Lori Boyer-Mangels (Bill) of Omaha NE, brother Donald (Melissa) Boyer of Omaha NE, brother Chuck (Ashley) Abbas of Bellevue, NE, brother Ethan Abbas of Hartford, SD, and brother Quinn Abbas of Omaha, NE; and her children: daughters Infinity, Serenity and Trinity Moy, and son, Cicada Frederick.
But what all that doesn’t tell you is just how a spunky little girl grew into the independent, crazy, beautiful, cool, fun, fearless, phenomenal woman we all knew. That she was rightly proud of her military service and deployment in Iraq. That she worked hard no matter the work and worked hard jobs. That she worked on her house hands on and created amazing art or that she was generous to a fault to those in need no matter her own and she loved nature and outdoors. That she loved her children most of all, and being their mother was the most treasured part of her life. And so, so, so much more.
We will miss her wide ready smile, her kind generous heart, and her wild boundless energy.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done-
-Helen Lowrie Marshall
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Tuesday, Oct 5th at 11am at Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schramm Rd, Omaha, NE; military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334.
MEMORIAL/RECEPTION to follow at the West Center Chapel, from 1pm to 3pm.
If you can’t make the service or if you just want more time to celebrate Crystal, there will be a CELEBRATION OF LIFE picnic on Saturday, October 9th, from 2pm to 5pm at Haworth Park/Windsor Cove Campground, 2502 Payne Dr, Bellevue NE at the south shelters (follow the main drive all the way to the back).