Jane Thibaut Boyce
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Jane peacefully passed away early on the morning of Wednesday, May 9, 2012. She was born on Sept. 11, 1921, in Napoleonville, and had been a resident of Baton Rouge since 1942. Jane is survived by her three sons, James H. Boyce Jr., John C. Boyce and his spouse, Melanie, and Jerry T. Boyce Sr. and his spouse, Barbara. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Paige Boyce Gary and her spouse, Jared, James H. Boyce III and his spouse, Bridget, Jennifer Boyce Price and her spouse, Greg, Millicent Boyce Dittmar and her spouse, Edward, Jessica Boyce Doiron and her spouse, Jason, Jerry T. Boyce Jr. and his spouse, Lori, Kaitlin Boyce Prieur and her spouse, Elliot, and Whitney Boyce; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James H. Boyce Sr.; parents, Bronier Lastrape and Katherine Rice Thibaut; and brother, John Edgar Thibaut. Jane graduated valedictorian of Napoleonville High School and earned her BS in chemistry from Randolph Macon College in 1942. After graduation, she worked as one of the first female chemists at the Standard Oil (now Exxon-Mobil) refinery in Baton Rouge during World War II. Jane was very active in the Baton Rouge community and the Baton Rouge Diocese. She was a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and served on the school board for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. She was one of the founders and served as a member and chairman of the board of St. Michael the Archangel High School. She was one of the founders and a board member of the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum. She served as a board member of the Baton Rouge Eye Bank, the Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council, the Baton Rouge Opera Guild, and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. She was chairman and a board member of both the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Jane and her family would like to thank her caregivers, Rosalee Stewart, Barbara Edwards, Cheryl Brown, Engrah Brown, and Michelle Washington, and her doctors, Leo P. Blaize III, Joseph M. Deumite, and P. Michael Davis. Pallbearers will be James H. Boyce III, Jerry T. Boyce Jr., Jared Gary, Greg Price, Edward Dittmar, Jason Doiron, Elliot Prieur, and Will Thibaut. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Friday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Catholic Church on Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m., with visiting beginning at 9:30. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park, 9595 Florida Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Pennington Biomedical Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St. Michael the Archangel High School, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, or a charity of your choice. Jane said to tell her family and friends, "Good-Bye."

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Published in The Advocate from May 10 to May 12, 2012.
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May 13, 2012
To The Boyce Family
So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time.
Peggy Harrell
May 12, 2012
Jerry, I was sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Beale-Browning
May 11, 2012
The OLOLRMC family will miss Mrs. Jane. She was a formidable servant leader.
May 11, 2012
Jimmy, Bridget and Family, There is never a time that is right for loosing someone we love. May God keep you all in his gentle care.
Calby and Al Joe James
May 11, 2012
I will always cherish the few visits that I had with her. She defined "grace".
Penny Johnson
May 11, 2012
Jerry, Barbara, Jerry & Lori,

What a fascinating life Jane lived!! How blessed she was and such a blessing to so many. She was definitely a pillar of the community and her absence will be felt by many.

I know you will miss her. I pray God's peace comforts you at this time.

Thecla & Steve Lero
May 11, 2012
Jerry and family,
I am saddened to learn of your mother's death; she was always a pillar of the Jefferson Place community; so loving and inspiring to all of us who grew up together in the neighborhood. Many happy memories fill my heart now from those wonderful years on Conway Drive; we are all so fortunate to have been loved and cared for by so many of our friends' great parents! I will always remember your mother with great fondness and with appreciation for doing so much for the Baton Rouge community. With prayers and sympathy from Marion, Beth, and Jon, and family.
Jon Ferguson
May 11, 2012
I had known Miss Jane most of my life and she was without a doubt one of God's true treasures. The entire McGuire family was privileged to call the Boyces friends and now Miss Jane and Mr Jimmy can rest in peace together again.
Thomas McGuire
May 11, 2012
Jim, Paige, Jennifer and Jim III, I am so sorry about the death of Mrs. Jane. I still remember visiting her and also visiting your house for years as a teenager. May Mrs. Jane rest in peace and may all of her family find solace during this very sad time. Tracey Dornier Mutz
Tracey Dornier-Mutz
May 11, 2012
What a legacy! Mrs. Jane was a very special, loving person. My condolences to the family members who loved her so much.
Dawn Gary
May 10, 2012
Johnny, Jerry and Jim, I was so sorry to hear today of Aunt Jane's passing. She was always kind and warm to me. My heartfelt condolences to you and your families. Bron
Bronier Rives
May 10, 2012
Dear Barbara and Jerry,
I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jane lived a life to be greatly admired.
Mary Dupont Coffey
Mary D. Coffey
May 10, 2012
Our condolences to the Boyce family. Aunt Jane was a rare and warm person. I will miss her. My wife Domy and our son Bryce join me in extending our sympathies in this sad time.
Frank Rives
May 10, 2012
Good bye, Aunt Jane, We will all miss you.
Trey Rives
May 10, 2012
Jerry - Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting your mother, I am sure her demise was a great loss to you and your family. Pat joins me in extending our condolences to you and Barbara. Dene and Pat Denechaud
Dene Denechaud
May 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with The Boyce Family. Mrs. Jane was a kind and generous person, she will be missed by many.
Wayne, Ooly, Whitney & Ryan LeJeune
May 10, 2012
Peachy and I send the boys and their families our deepest regrets. All of the Bronier Thibaut family have been a part of my family's lives for many years. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Charlie Melancon
May 10, 2012
The Boyce Family,
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear.We share your grief.
George and Patsy Snyder
May 10, 2012
We love you and will miss you dearly. Our deepest sympathy to the Boyce family.
Courtland "Prent" and Michelle Smith
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