|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1867|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1954|
A short service was held in the Klawitter chapel here Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock for Mrs. Alvira Boyce, who died Sunday after a long illness. The Rev. Earl R. Myers, pastor of the Community church of Lovewell, Kan., officiated, assisted by the Rev. Harold J. Coates of Nelson. Funeral services were conducted at Lovewell at 2 o'clock that afternoon by the Rev. Myers, with burial made in the Webber cemetery (sic).
Alvira, daughter of Milton and Sarah E. Bonner, was born on a farm near Lake City, Ia., Mar. 28, 1867, and passed away on Jan. 17, 1954, at Brodstone hospital (sic) in Superior, Nebr., at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 20 days.
When three years of age she moved with her parents to Jewell County, Kansas, settling on a farm about four miles east of the present site of Superior. In 1875 she went to McCook, Nebr., to make her home with an older sister, Mrs. Marilla Bolles, who lived on a ranch near there.
She was married to Nelson Boyce Jan. 26, 1887, who preceded her in death in 1918. To this union were born two children, Lawrence Vernon of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., and Mrs. Dora Davidson of Nelson, Nebr.
They resided on a homestead near Indianola, Nebr., until 1906, when the family moved to a farm near Lovewell, Kan., which was her home until March 1944, when due to failing health she came to make her home with her daughter, where she lived until Nov. 22, 1953. When she became critically ill she was taken to the hospital where she remained until her death.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and took an active part in its affairs as long as her health permitted. She was always interested in the things that made a better community in which to live. She was a good mother and kind neighbor, always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.
She is survived by the son and daughter, five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lillie Taylor of Cawker City, Kan., besides a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, January 21, 1954
Nelson Boyce (1853 - 1918)*
Lawrence Vernon Boyce (1887 - 1963)*
Dora Manilla Boyce Davidson (1898 - 1977)*
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