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."