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Eleanor M. Olsen Boyesen
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1920
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 2007
Crook County
Oregon, USA

Eleanor M. Boyesen, a Prineville resident, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, in Prineville. She was 86 years old. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Prineville. Viewing was held on Monday, Jan. 29, at Prineville Funeral Home.

Reverend Stan Hoobing officiated. Private burial will be at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville.

Eleanor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Feb. 26, 1920, to Alfred and Elizabeth (Murphy) Olsen. She was raised in Minneapolis, graduated from high school there and attended college at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a home economics degree. After college, she worked for the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., and then taught elementary school in Michigan for a short time. She married George H. Boyesen in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 23, 1944. Following World War II, they lived in northern Minnesota where George worked with the State Department of Forestry. In 1952 they moved to Washington state living in Darrington, Entiat and Cashmere. Mr. Boyesen was transferred to Prineville in 1959, with the Prineville District of the Ochoco National Forest. Eleanor worked within the Crook County School District as a home economics teacher at the Crook County Junior High and as a substitute teacher and teacher's aide. She was active in Our Savior's Lutheran Church and sang in the choir, and was involved in the Women's Groups and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Book Club, and was a past member of the Toastmistresses, and the Juniper Art Guild. She was an active volunteer in Prineville, including S.M.A.R.T., Crook County Fair, and the Bloodmobile. She loved spending time with her family. She loved traveling in Europe, Mexico and the United States, painting, reading and sewing. Eleanor is survived by: her sons Martin and his wife Wendy Butler-Boyesen of Eugene, Ore., and Richard and his wife Penny Black-Boyesen of Olympia, Wash.; and her daughter Barbara Boyesen-Sobkowiak and her husband Conrad of Exeter, Penn.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband (in 1983).

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Oregon Heart Association or Our Savior Lutheran Church. 
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  George H. Boyesen (1917 - 1983)
Juniper Haven Cemetery
Crook County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block B Lot 138
GPS (lat/lon): 44.31515, -120.8482
Created by: Carrie and Allen
Record added: Aug 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41305379
Eleanor M. <i>Olsen</i> Boyesen
Added by: Carrie and Allen
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