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Evelyn M. Boyer 1920-2010

Aug 31, 2010

Evelyn M. (Wood) Boyer of San Diego, CA., went to be with her Lord on Aug. 12, 2010, with six of her children at her bedside.

She was born in Sleepy Eye, MN on Sept. 25, 1920, the oldest child of Ralph and Mary Wood. They lived on a farm near Rodman, IA. During her childhood and teenage years, she attended country schools and graduated from Rodman High School in 1938. Six generations of her family have lived in the Rodman area, past and present.

Since Evelyn’s mother died at an early age, she took responsibility for her younger siblings until Ralph remarried.

On Nov. 26, 1942, Evelyn was united in marriage with Ernie Simon Boyer at the Ralph Wood farm. To this union, seven children were born. She was a seamstress, making clothing for her family, embroidering and making beaded necklaces.

They farmed in Iowa until 1966 when they moved to National City, CA. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home to see their children, brothers, sisters and friends.

Evelyn was expecially fond of and proudly wore her Iowa T-Shirts and sweatshirts. She was quick to let others know that Iowa was where she lived before she moved to California.

Evelyn is survived by her children: Bonnie (Harrison) Browne of Clear Lake, IA; Betty Leners (Richard Thiel) of Emmetsburg, IA; Wayne (Yvonne) Boyer of Harris, IA; Karen (John) Garrido of San Diego, CA; John (LuAnne)?Boyer of National City, CA; Marcia Miller (Murray Jones) of San Diego, CA; 12 grandchildren: Lynn, Lee, Sean Leners; Valerie (Browne); Michelle, Debbie, Steve (Boyer);  David, Beckie (Miller); Anne Greg Dale (Boyer). 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Also surviving are her sister Dee Duncan of Portland, OR and step-sister Virgina; Brother-in-law Kenneth Fogelman; Sisters-in-law Martha and Verdine Wood and Mary Boyer.

She was preceeded in death by Ernie, her husband of 60 years; son Eugene, who died in a farming accident at a young age; brothers Harry, Bill and Donald Wood; sisters Marilyn Fogelman, Theresa Woodbeck and Helen Koenecke; two step-siblings, Ted and Robert; two sisters-in-law, Earlene and Ruby Boyer and son-in-law John Leners.

Cards of Condolence can be sent in care of:

Betty Leners

1803 Palmer St.

Emmetsburg, IA  50536