Rowena (Christensen) Boyle
1914 - 2012
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Rowena Christensen Boyle, 97, died April 10, 2012, in St. George, Utah. She was born in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 22, 1914, the daughter of Harold D. and Catherine Needham Christensen. She married William Sydney Boyle on Aug. 15, 1937, in Provo, Utah.
She was an accomplished violinist and pianist who taught many generations of music students. Along with her husband, Sid, she enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Together they served for many years as volunteers at the public library in Logan, Utah. Rowena was also active in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
She is survived by her three children, Ann Boyle Grant of San Luis Obispo, Calif., William Sydney Boyle Jr. of University Place, Wash., and Donald James Boyle (Susan) of Ivins, Utah; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Sid.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the LDS chapel at 65 E. Center St. in Hyde Park, Utah. A viewing for friends and family will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow the service at Hyde Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home,1-800-945-9723.
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Published in Logan Herald Journal from Apr. 13 to Apr. 27, 2012.
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April 7, 2019
I was able to spend a lot of time in their home with Don, she was always a kind and gentile person we were always welcome . she was certainly a part of my life growing up in Hyde Park.
Jim Douglass
April 19, 2012
Rowena Grant Harvey
Rowena's sweet spirit is carried on by her namesake, Rowena Grant Harvey.
Cassie Grant
April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012

I was so sad to read of the Rowena's passing. What a kind and thoughtful lady.
Her husband Sid taught the first class I ever took at USU (Elementary Botany), and in the ensuing years I was honored to become the friend of both. I'll always cherish the love and affection they extended to me as I visited their modest but lovely home in Hyde Park.

Rowena and Sid, I will always cherish you in my heart.

Kris Koford, Salt Lake City
April 17, 2012
Growing up in Hyde Park, I always remember Rowena as a kind and loving lady. She lived a good life. I send condolences to Ann, Bill and Don. Always cherish the memories of your dear mother.
Bonnie Douglass Lower
April 14, 2012
I am Wilda Thurston's daughter. Rowena was probably my mother's best friend. They were both great ladies. I express my sincere sympathy. Gloria Thurston Earl
Gloria Earl
April 14, 2012
We were sorry to read about the passing of your mother. It is hard, no matter their age. She was such a sweet lady and I remember how kind she was to mother after Dad died. Don, I know how important you were to Dad and I know he would want me to send our sympathies to all of you.

Nyla Harris Obray
April 14, 2012
I will always remember Rowena as a kind, wise friend and neighbor in Hyde Park. She helped me raise my children and taught me what really matters in life.
Janice Stettler
April 13, 2012
It is so wonderful to know that Sid and Rowena are together again. What kind, delightful, sensitive and compassionate people they are. Their Friendship has meant so much to all of our Family over the years in Hyde Park.
We love them with all of our hearts.
Ruth Rich
April 13, 2012
Don, I was sorry to read about the passing of your mother, it's a hard time to see them pass on, it's through our faith that we know the next step and there is life beyound the grave. We express all our our love and condolences to you and your family. we need to get back in touch with one another sometime and rekindle old friendships. again we express our sympathy to you and yours.
Jim/Jolene Douglass
April 13, 2012
Loraine and I send our love to all the family. Aunt Rowena was truly an angel on earth. My thoughts go back to the summer days on the farm, sleeping out in the back yard, and making a batch of homemade root beer then impatiently waiting for it to cure. She had a gift for knowing how to make you be at home and completely comforted. Although we are many miles away, our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Elder David and Sister Loraine Bunker
April 13, 2012
Rowena was a very sweet lady. She was always very gracious and kind to me and my wife while I was a graduate student of Sid at USU. I know that she is happy and reunited with with her dear husband.
Paul Bottino
April 12, 2012
I knew Rowena for many years as a resident at Cliff View. She was a lovely, gracious woman; a stalwart member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know she is thankful to be on her way to the next phase in her life.
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