Barbara Elizabeth Boyce, 77, passed away Sept. 29, 2018, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, after a very long battle with cancer.
Barbara was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Sheridan, Ark., to Mike and Dorothy Skorcz. She had three brothers, Frank, Edward and Leo and three sisters, Margaret, Connie and Kathy.
In 1947, at age 6, Barbara moved, with her family, to Farson. Here she eventually earned her GED and met the love of her life, Fred Boyce, in 1956. After their courtship, Fred and Barbara were married in Pinedale, on July 6, 1958. After marriage, they resided in Pinedale for the remainder of their lives. Barbara was a butcher’s assistant for many years and she helped Fred run their business, B&B Repair. Barbara always said, “I am married to the nicest man in the world.”
Shortly after their marriage, they began to grow their family. They were the proud parents of Abby, Teresa, Nonie, and Fred Jr. They managed to find time in their busy work schedules to take many family trips and enjoy many other family activities. Along with her busy family life, Barbara also managed to serve her community in various ways. She was a long-time member of the Pinedale Town Council, the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board and the Airport Board.
Barbara enjoyed a variety of activities over the years where she met many dear friends from all walks of life. Some of her favorite past times included watching her husband, children and grandchildren play softball/baseball, playing bingo as often as possible, playing cards, traveling, bowling and four-wheeling. She enjoyed many other activities too numerous to list. Some of Barbara’s favorite foods included hamburgers, malts, pie, especially banana cream and coconut cream, and ice cream.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Fred, her daughters Abby and Teresa, her brothers Frank and Edward, and her sister Connie and her parents.
She is survived by her children Nonie Johnson, Hal, of Wright, and Fred Boyce, Jr., Sheila, of Pinedale. She is also survived by her sisters Margaret Noble, Jim, of Pinedale, and Kathy Brown, Kelly, of Rock Springs, and her brother Leo Skorcz of Newport, N.C. Barbara has six grandchildren including Jesse Botkin, Christina, Jason Botkin, Amanda, Adam Johnson, Ellie, Cassandra Boyce, Mathew Boyce and Michael Grant. She also has five great grandchildren.
Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband, Fred. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11a.m. at the Pinedale Cemetery. After the service, the family will welcome friends at Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center to enjoy good company, memories, and Barbara’s favorite foods. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make your donations to Rendezvous Pointe.