Edward Ulysse Boyer, 81, of Palm Desert, Calif., died February 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif., of complications due to West Nile Virus. He was born January 25, 1932 to Louis Boyer (deceased) and Marie Louise Boyer (deceased) in Inglewood, Calif. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1952 to 1954 serving in Korea. He is survived by: his brother, Lucien Boyer and wife Drusilla Boyer of Torrance, Calif.; nieces: Yvonne Boyer and husband Leonard Folgarait, of Nashville, Tenn., Dawn and husband David Robinson, and son Brian, of Torrance, Calif.; grandniece, Lisa and husband Weston Motoyasu, and daughter Brynn of Torrance, Calif.; and his devoted poodle Maxie. Ed was a graduate of Inglewood High School, in Inglewood, Calif. in the class of 1949, and graduated from Woodbury University, Los Angeles, in 1952 with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Business. Ed was a buyer and manager of the department stores Bullock's and J. W. Robinson Co. from 1964 to 1972. He worked for S. Harris and Co. from 1972 to 1984, a wholesale fabric house based in San Diego, Calif. He was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), serving on its Board. He was President of Cambridge West in Palm Desert, an interior design showroom. Ed was dedicated to the business of home furnishings and landscape design as a way of enhancing the home and the quality of domestic life. He loved the desert and, as he often said, the perfect "lemon blue sky." He was a gracious host, a generous spirit, and, true to his French roots, cherished "la joie de vivre." There was a private family service in Los Angeles.
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Published in The Desert Sun from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2013