|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1916|
|Death: ||May 24, 2003|
Ann's real name was Lucy Ann Peters (named after her mother Lucy), but she always used her middle name. As a child, there were no girls in her neighborhood, and had to play with the boys. At the suggestion of a neighbor, Lucy dressed Ann in overalls (not done at the time) and they began to refer to Ann by the name of "Jimmy". Because she was not very good at baseball, she was relegated to the outfield. Ann's father continued to call her Jimmy as an adult.
The following text from EXAMINER, 14/Aug/2003 provided by member "Jean":
Ann (Peters) Boyle, 87, died May 24, 2003, at Mercer Island, WA.
Mrs. Boyle was born Jan. 21, 1916, the only child of Mize and Lucy Peters. Mr. Peters was a pharmacist and owned and operated a drug store on the southeast corner of the Independence Square. She attended William Chrisman High School and graduated from Barstow School in Kansas City in 1934. She graduated from Chevy Chase Junior College in Washington, D.C., in 1936, and from the Kansas City Teacher's College in 1938, with a bachelor's degree in education. After graduation, she taught primary grades at Barstow School. She married James Hancock Boyle of Kansas City on Dec. 26, 1938, at the First Christian Church in Independence. The family lived in Salzburg, Austria, from 1954 to 1956, while Capt. Boyle served with the judge advocate general's office. They eventually moved to California and Reno, NV. She had a career as an author, beginning with fiction and nonfiction for children's magazines, eventually publishing 15 romance and romantic suspense novels for adults and young adults. She taught writing at the community college level, gave writing workshops throughout Nevada, and served as a judge of writing contests. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Her survivors include three daughters, Eleanor Riley, Little River, CA, Lucy Bateson, Santa Ana, CA, and Jean Johnson, Mercer Island, WA; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial gathering in Reno on Saturday and her ashes, as well as her husband's ashes, will be scattered in the Nevada desert as they had wished. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bleitz Funeral Home, Seattle.
Robert Mize Peters (1885 - 1980)
Lucy Conway Peters (1886 - 1988)
James Hancock Boyle (1912 - 1998)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Jim & Ann's ashes were scattered in May 2003, along the desert trails outside Reno, where they loved to walk.
Maintained by: Donna Hancock
Originally Created by: Jean ღ
Record added: Feb 04, 2006
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