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Paul Clenath Boyce

Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 18 Sep 1993 (aged 89)
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 14 066 3
Memorial ID 35978 · View Source
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Paul Clenath Boyce, born February 1, 1904 in Murray, Utah, passed away peacefully at home September 18, 1993.

He was the son of George Alma and Nancy Maud Pugh Boyce. Married Norean Bright in 1925, the marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple. They were divorced in 1964. Married Hazel (Diane) Bright in 1965.

He taught school in Carey, Idaho in 1926. He then spent the next 38 years at Jordan High School. He spent the next three years teaching at East High School in Salt Lake City.

He was a member of the Pi-Kappa-Phi and was considered an outstanding educator in his chosen field. He worked with S.L. County in production of food during World War II period, having developed in Jordan District the G.I. farm trainees and many of these families still remain on their farms. He was instrumental in assisting 25 Japanese families become U.S. citizens following World War II.

He was a member of the LDS Church, where he served in various capacities, one being in the stake Sunday School program, where he was instrumental in organizing and establishing the Jr. Sunday School program. He always loved little children and enjoyed his many grandchildren.

As an avid horseman, he enjoyed his association with the Ute Rangers Riding Club for 22 years, where he served as past president. He announced rodeos and state fairs in western Montana for many years. He organized horseback riding clubs for interested students. He belonged to many organizations, being president of Sandy area Lions Club, president of vocational teachers of the state of Utah.

He was devoted and loyal and had a good rapport with students. He was interested in the well-being of family members and encouraged them to succeed and become high achievers in their endeavor to receive a good education. He taught algebra, geometry, and botany. As president of FFA, he traveled for the state of Utah in many capacities and competed in national contests in vocational agriculture. His students won several honors in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri. At Jordan High School he was in charge of high school graduation exercises over the years. He was vitally interested in Jordan High School sports and worked closely with various coaches at games.

Survived by his wife, children, Sheila Breedlove (William P.) and granddaughter, Nicole Jennifer Booton, children, Paulene (R. Parry) Greenwood, Alice (Leon) Hardcastle, Sherman (Nancy) Boyce, P. Richard (Glenna) Boyce, Lexie Boyce, Lynnette (Sherman) Miller, 35 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Bonneville Home Health Care, his nurses, Diane McNew and Patty Keele, and their staff for excellent service. We are appreciative of the care he received from his very capable physician Dr. Patrice Hirning and her assistant Sharon. A very special thanks to his children for the many offers to help during his long illness.

Funeral services Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Wasatch 5th Ward, 8100 So. Top of the World Dr. (3675 East). Friends may call from 10-10:45 at the church. Interment, Murray City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary.

Source- Deseret News Sunday, September 19, 1993 Obituary

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35978
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