Advertisement

 Opal M <I>Sloth</I> Boyer

Advertisement

Opal M Sloth Boyer

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death
11 Aug 2008 (aged 83)
Coupeville, Island County, Washington, USA
Burial
Coupeville, Island County, Washington, USA
Plot
lot 28 Block4 Space C
Memorial ID
59637515 View Source

Opal Marie (Sloth) Boyer died Aug. 11, 2008, at her home in Coupeville. She was the third daughter born to Danish immigrant parents, Peter and Barbara Sloth, on Oct. 24, 1924, in Fairmont, Minn.
Opal's family moved to Coupeville in 1926, settling in the San de Fuca area. She went to school at the old San de Fuca schoolhouse for three years and finished in Coupeville where she graduated in 1942. After high school, Opal attended Biola Bible College in Los Angeles. It was at Biola that she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. After Biola, she returned to Whidbey Island and worked at the Oak Harbor Post Office. In 1946, she married Freeman Boyer, Jr. They moved into a house on the farm and after 10 years traded houses with his parents who were retiring.
Opal and Freeman, both raised in the Christian faith, joined the Coupeville Methodist Church. Opal was very active in both the church and the United Methodist Women, where she served twice as president. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and worked on many building projects. She chaired countless committees, fed groups in the fellowship hall for weddings, memorials and funerals, and served Lions meals for over 60 years. She was a 4-H leader and hospital volunteer. A wonderful cook, her home was the gathering place for her family. Opal had a great love for children and as her kids began to launch off on their own, she served for 11 years as a teacher's aide at Coupeville Elementary School.
When they retired from the farm in 1987, they built a new house where she was able to work with the United Methodist Women to make many quilts and other items for the annual church bazaar.
In later years, she and her husband traveled to several places, including Denmark (where many cousins live), New Zealand and Mexico. She enjoyed four ocean cruises and traveled to 25 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Opal had a smile for everyone and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Freeman of Coupeville, daughter Gail Pope and her husband Scott of Enumclaw, son Gary Boyer and wife Jamie of Oak Harbor, and son Ted Boyer and wife Kevin of Coupeville. Her grandchildren are Larry Pope, Megan Pope Lang, Jordan Boyer, Tia Boyer Casimire, Jennifer Boyer and Jeffrey Boyer. Her great grandchildren are Benjamin Pope, Ketra Pope, Samuel Lang and Maliya Casimire. Opal is also survived by one sister, Phyllis Sherman. She was preceded in death by sisters Viola Arnold and Agnes Hancock and one granddaughter Christy Ann Pope.
Monday, 11 Aug 2008 Whidbey News Times Whidbey WA

Opal Marie (Sloth) Boyer died Aug. 11, 2008, at her home in Coupeville. She was the third daughter born to Danish immigrant parents, Peter and Barbara Sloth, on Oct. 24, 1924, in Fairmont, Minn.
Opal's family moved to Coupeville in 1926, settling in the San de Fuca area. She went to school at the old San de Fuca schoolhouse for three years and finished in Coupeville where she graduated in 1942. After high school, Opal attended Biola Bible College in Los Angeles. It was at Biola that she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. After Biola, she returned to Whidbey Island and worked at the Oak Harbor Post Office. In 1946, she married Freeman Boyer, Jr. They moved into a house on the farm and after 10 years traded houses with his parents who were retiring.
Opal and Freeman, both raised in the Christian faith, joined the Coupeville Methodist Church. Opal was very active in both the church and the United Methodist Women, where she served twice as president. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and worked on many building projects. She chaired countless committees, fed groups in the fellowship hall for weddings, memorials and funerals, and served Lions meals for over 60 years. She was a 4-H leader and hospital volunteer. A wonderful cook, her home was the gathering place for her family. Opal had a great love for children and as her kids began to launch off on their own, she served for 11 years as a teacher's aide at Coupeville Elementary School.
When they retired from the farm in 1987, they built a new house where she was able to work with the United Methodist Women to make many quilts and other items for the annual church bazaar.
In later years, she and her husband traveled to several places, including Denmark (where many cousins live), New Zealand and Mexico. She enjoyed four ocean cruises and traveled to 25 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Opal had a smile for everyone and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Freeman of Coupeville, daughter Gail Pope and her husband Scott of Enumclaw, son Gary Boyer and wife Jamie of Oak Harbor, and son Ted Boyer and wife Kevin of Coupeville. Her grandchildren are Larry Pope, Megan Pope Lang, Jordan Boyer, Tia Boyer Casimire, Jennifer Boyer and Jeffrey Boyer. Her great grandchildren are Benjamin Pope, Ketra Pope, Samuel Lang and Maliya Casimire. Opal is also survived by one sister, Phyllis Sherman. She was preceded in death by sisters Viola Arnold and Agnes Hancock and one granddaughter Christy Ann Pope.
Monday, 11 Aug 2008 Whidbey News Times Whidbey WA


Family Members

Parents
Spouse

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement