PLYMOUTH -- E. Pearl Boyce, 83, of 36 Pine Gate Road, died July 24, 2009, at St. Francis Rehab and Nursing Center, Laconia.
She was born in Norton, Kan., on Sept, 4, 1925, to Hiram S. Knapp and Maggie C. Knapp. She moved to New Hampshire at age 5 and grew up in Laconia.
In 1949, Mrs. Boyce moved to Thornton, where she lived for many years before moving to Plymouth in 2007.
She worked at Dole Woolen Mills, White Mountain Industries, The Jack O'Lantern Resort, The Valley Gateway and The Tecumseh Inn.
She loved to draw and enjoyed collecting dolls and Betty Boop items.
She also enjoyed camping with her family and she was an avid CB enthusiast.
Her husband, Lyman G. "Junior" Boyce, died in 2007 after 57 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Jean Sylvester, in 2006, and by four brothers and a sister.
Family members include two sisters, Penny Martel and Barbara Kimball, both of Laconia, four daughters, Judy Gunther of Colorado, Carolyn Adams of Plymouth, Mary Boisvert of Laconia and Crickett White of Bristol; four sons, George Boyce and Todd Boyce, both of Plymouth, Robert "Butch" Boyce of Thornton and Edward "Beaver" Boyce of Jacksonville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Edmund Fournier Funeral Home, 144 Main St., North Woodstock.
A funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Thornton United Methodist Church, Thornton, with the Rev. Skip Schwarz officiating.
Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Thornton.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Rehab and Nursing Center, 406 Court St., Laconia 03246.
Visit www.edmundfournier.com for more information.