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Dr. Warren J. Boyer passed away peacefully at his home in White Salmon, WA, on July 5, 2015. He was 86.

Warren is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lydie, his children, Yvonne of Pleasant Hill, CA, Bruce (Deborah) of Oakland, CA, Mark (Catherine) of Yuba City, CA, brother Thomas of Slidell, LA, and sister Annette Quates of Mandeville, LA, as well as five grandsons and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, June Farrelly of New Orleans, LA.

Warren was born in New Orleans in 1929 to parents Norita and Warren Sr. He attended Loyola and Tulane Universities as an undergraduate and earned his doctorate from the school of medicine at LSU Medical School at age 21. He married Dorothy May Brisbi in 1950 and they moved to Boston, MA. In Boston he completed his medical internship while serving in the US Public Health Service and the Coast Guard in the North Atlantic. He moved west to San Francisco, CA in 1953 and completed his residency at Presbyterian Hospital. In 1957 he settled in Marysville, CA, where he practiced internal medicine at Marysville Medical Clinic (now Sutter North) until his retirement in 2005. Warren married Lydie Ponting in 1982. Following his retirement, he and Lydie left Yuba City, CA, and moved to White Salmon, WA.

An avid outdoors man, Warren thrived while fly-fishing (dry fly only!) anywhere around the world where fish were biting. He was an ardent snow skier, a sport learned during his time in Boston, and he loved to ski throughout California's Sierra Nevada Mountains and, on occasion, the slopes of Utah and Colorado. Hiking the Columbia River Gorge's beautiful trails near his home was another of his great enjoyments. His greatest passion, however, was traveling with Lydie to locations off the beaten path within the US and abroad. He lived life to the fullest and was game for adventure whenever the opportunity arose, be it riding elephants in Thailand's Golden Triangle or camels in Australia's Outback, white-water rafting down Class V rapids in New Zealand, or zip-lining through the jungles of Costa Rica. His zest for life was unparalleled but it was the quiet moments spent with family and friends he cherished most.

Like the saying goes, Warren never met a man he didn't like and likewise, he was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of crossing his path. To those whose lives he touched he was the epitome of thoughtfulness, compassion, consideration, and kindness. He will be profoundly missed by all.

At Warren's request, no service will be held. Donations in his memory to or the World Wildlife Fund would be appreciated.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from July 10 to July 12, 2015
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