|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 2006|
INDIANAPOLIS STAR-APRIL 13, 2006
Marjorie R. Boyden A woman very much a part of her times and yet ahead of them as well, Marjorie R. Thompson Boyden, 80, died Tuesday evening, April 11, 2006. Two of her three children and her daughter- and son-in-law were with her when she passed. She was born October 6, 1925 in Indianapolis to Marcella E. (Neal) and John E. Thompson Sr.
Mrs. Boyden, a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School, was a teen-aged draftsman at Naval Avionics during WWII. She drew the blueprints of Norden bombsights. In the late 1950s, Mrs. Boyden, a successful businesswoman, was a single mother of three children. She owned and operated Boyden Bakery on East New York Street for nearly two decades. There she built an exceptional reputation as an outstanding cake decorator, while winning heartfelt praise for her handcrafted, multi-tiered creations.
She also was a gifted artist who worked with oils and watercolors. A calligrapher, she also wrote specialized invitations for large, community events attended by civic and cultural leaders. A lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mrs. Boyden also was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Of all her creations, she was proudest of her three children. She often boasted of each having graduated from college, paying much of their own expenses through part-time jobs and scholarships. Her granddaughter, Stephanie, was a special source of joy, as the two often painted together when Stephanie was very young.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 14 at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., with graveside services 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Washington Park East Cemetery. Because she was a woman who rose above extraordinarily difficult personal challenges, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations in her honor be made to either the Julian Center or to the Wheeler Mission.
Mrs. Boyden is survived by her daughters, Terrie L. Pierce, Jackie Boyden (Ward Beckham); son, Steve Boyden (Mary); granddaughter, Stephanie Boyden; and brother, Marvin Thompson.
John E Thompson (1900 - 1981)
Marcella E Neal Thompson (1903 - 1972)
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Washington Park East Cemetery
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