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Rodney James Boyles, 59, born on February 2, 1953 with an identical twin, passed away on January 26, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. Rodney was born and raised in Yuba City and graduated from Y.C. High School.

He loved sports and played football and baseball. He served in the Marines from 1975 - 1981. After an honorable discharge he lived in Santa Ana and worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

Rodney had a love for life, laughter, fishing, hunting, golf and cooking. The wilds of Alaska were calling. He joined his twin, Roger and family, in Sterling, Alaska where he worked on the oil derricks. He met and married the love of his life, Bonnie and they moved to Soldolna, AK where he was employed by the school district as a bus driver for 25 years. In 2007, Rodney and his family moved to Devlon, N.Y. and continued driving schools buses until 3 years ago when he became ill. He passed away in the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.

A celebration of life was held at Springville Moose Lodge 1249 on February 7, 2015.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Boyles of Devlon, N.Y.; son Willie Boyles; daughter Lisa Porthouse (Dan); sister Geri Sells (Carl) of Yuba City; brother Bob Boyles of Los Molinos; nieces Lori M. Bernal of Yuba City, Miranda (Huero); nephews Raoul Bernal (Dolores) of Yuba City, Johny Bernal (Alicia) of Yuba City, Bob Boyles II of Los Molinos, Daniel Boyles of Los Molinos; a niece, Monica Bernal, and 5 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Loice Boyles, Margurite Boyles; identical twin Roger Duane Boyles; father in-law Rudy Bernal and gone but not forgotten, Sissy and brother Bobby.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 27, 2015
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