Alma Houston Boyce
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1912 - 2013
Alma Houston Boyce died in his home on February 11th from TMB (too many birthdays). He was born on Oct. 2 1912 to Pearl Mitchell and Ira J. Boyce. A descendant of Mormon Pioneers, he grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and attended LDS High School during the Great Depression. He attended the Univ. of Utah and then in 1933 crossed the Atlantic in 7 days on the USS Manhattan to serve in the British Mission. Upon his return he completed college and graduated from the Univ. of Utah Law School. He passed the five day bar exam and practiced law for over 50 years. He married his sweetheart, Jean Bradshaw, in 1942 and was soon serving in the Army during WWII in the Counter Intelligence Corp. After the war, they came home to Salt Lake and eventually built a home on Berkeley Street where they raised 4 children and had many great friends and memories. Alma remained a faithful member of the LDS church throughout his life and served in several capacities including the General Board of the YMMIA and 12 years in the Parleys First Ward Bishopric. He enjoyed his home and garden, social groups and 35 years with friends and family at the Salt Lake Tennis Club. He was a hard working unselfish, private man with a great sense of humor and an appealing manner that endeared him to everyone. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, his son Steven B. Boyce, his son-law Steven D. Timothy, parents, sisters and brother. He is survived by his children: Carolyn Mackenzie (Ian R.), David B. Boyce (Julie M.), Barbara Timothy Bowen and his sister, Marjory Fullmer. Viewing at Larkin Sunset Lawn 2350 E. 1300 S. from 6-8 Fri. Feb. 15 and funeral services at the Parleys First Ward 2350 S. 2100 E. on Sat. Feb. 16 at noon preceded by a viewing at 10:30.
Published in Deseret News from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2013