March 1, 1922 - April 28, 2014 SUGAR LAND, TEXAS Gen Boyce joined God's choir April 28, 2014. She was born March 1, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, to Albert and Anna Kobak. A World War II bride, she met Vernon MacArthur ("Mac") Boyce during his basic training at Navy Pier. They were married in Jacksonville, Florida in 1943, and after the war returned to Oklahoma to live on a farm near Wynnewood. Gen and Mac moved to Sugar Land, Texas to be closer to their families in 2000, and were married for 61 years, until Mac's death in 2004.Gen loved music and her Church, singing and serving at various time as organist, music director, and lay Eucharist minister at St. Catherine's and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Churches while living in Oklahoma. She also enjoyed being a part of the local Music Club for many years. She returned to college later in life, graduating with high honors from East Central University in Ada in 1971. After this, she launched her teaching career as an English teacher in the Wynnewood Middle School. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, (Rose) Anne and Stan Keller, her grandchildren Eric, Jonathan Taylor, and Erin Keller of Sugar Land, Texas, her sister, Alice Kobak Phipps of Ontario, California, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Her family shares her love of music, playing, singing, and appreciating it in all its forms.Memorial contributions may be made in Gen's name to the Houston Youth Symphony (houstonyouthsymphony.com), which provides opportunities for talented young musicians to learn from and perform with professional musicians early in their careers.Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, May 3, at DeArman Funeral Home in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, with interment in Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood. Arrangements are under the direction of the DeArman Funeral Home.
DeArman's Wynnewood Funeral Home - Wynnewood
103 East Cherokee Street Wynnewood, OK 73098
Published in The Oklahoman on May 1, 2014