• "Dear Jeane and Kim, The passing of Don is the passing of..."
    - Sue Ann Elkins
  • "Kim and Mrs. Boydston, I am so sorry to hear about your..."
    - Jennifer Hansen-Norton
  • "Dear Jeane and Kim, I was so sorry to learn about Don. May..."
    - Sidney Greathouse
  • "Dear Jeannie and Kim, Leon and I are so saddened to hear of..."
  • "Don was always the consummate "gentle man". I appreciated..."

October 1, 1936 - July 3, 2014 SHAWNEE Donald Boydston, 77, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, former State Farm Insurance Agent and Agency Manager, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Shawnee. He was born October 1, 1936 in Luther, Oklahoma to Eugene and Carmel Louise (Young) Boydston. Don grew up in Luther just off famous Rt. 66 and attended Luther Public Schools and was a graduate of Luther High School. After high school he attended Central State College and in 1964 earned his Bachelor's degree in English. He met the love of his life and future wife, Jeane Ann Martin, while attending Central State College and they were married in 1957 and to that union was born a beautiful daughter, Kimberly Dawn Boydston, in 1968. Don began his 40 plus years career with State Farm Insurance as an agent in Edmond, Oklahoma and later became the Agency Manger in Shawnee, Oklahoma for 18 years and finishing his career as an agent in Midwest City. Don served as President of the Edmond Rotary Club, Life Underwriters, and served 12 years as a corpsman in the United States Navy Reserves. Don was very active in his church throughout his life and served on many church committees. At the time of his death he was an active member in the Young Adult Sunday School Class at St. Paul's United Melodist Church in Shawnee. Don's passion was going fishing with his very close friend, Ronnie Turner. He enjoyed cooking, playing bridge, watching sports, and was a bird watcher and animal lover. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Carmel Boydston; and nephew, Toby Boydston. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Jeane Ann (Martin) Boydston and Frankie kitty, of the home; daughter, Kimberly Dawn Boydston, of Shawnee, OK; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Mary Boydston, of Lindsay, OK; nephews, Bobby Gene Boydston and wife, Miriam, of Lindsay, OK and Brent Boydston, of Wichita Falls, TX; niece, Angie Yates; and many extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma with Reverend Kim Dominick officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to

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Cooper Funeral Home - Tecumseh
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873
(405) 598-2124
Published in The Oklahoman from July 7 to July 13, 2014
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