Catherine Boyda

Catherine M. Boyda, 94 of Topeka formerly of Marysville, Kansas died March 26, 2013 at Topeka. A Funeral Service will be Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Marysville, Kansas. Rosary and visitation will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at St. Gregory's Church. Family and friends will gather after the Rosary at the Church Hall. Burial will be in St. Gregory's Cemetery. Catherine was born on a Marshall County farm on July 22, 1918. Catherine s parents were William and Helena Smith. She married Steve Boyda in 1942 and following WWII and Steve s Army discharge they commenced farming in Marshall County. Catherine continued farming, after her husband s death in 1961, with the five children for a few years, then moved to Michigan where for 27 years where she worked for General Motors. Catherine enjoyed her retirement and lived primarily with her children for the past 15 years. Catherine is survived by her five children: Steve Boyda, Robert Boyda, Barbara Doelle, Linda Boyda and Thomas Boyda; her brother, Francis Smith; 14 grandchildren and 33 great-grand children. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Boyda, who died in 1961. Kinsley Mortuary, 1006 Broadway Marysville KS are coordinating services. A rosary and social hour with the family is scheduled at St. Gregory s Church Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to either: (1) The Sunrise Foundation (A school for poor children in Nicaragua) or (2) to the Altar s Society, St. Gregory s Catholic Church, Marysville KS. Catherine M. Boyda

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Mar. 29, 2013