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Preston Leon Boyce

July 10, 1925 — June 1, 2023

 

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather and world War II veteran passed away peacefully at the age of 97 at his home with his loving family by his side.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife (Laura Daisy Weaver Boyce), sisters (Marguerite Rankin), and (Jeannine Thomason). Survived by his four children (Scott and Debbie Boyce), (Jolene and Richard Chowning), (Terry and Kent Myers) and (Brett and Debra Boyce), siblings (Sammy Asbury), (Don and Linda Boyce) and 92 other family members.

 

Preston was born in Provo, Utah. He was one of five children and grew up in a good family. Preston moved many times during the depression, most of which taught him valuable lessons in life, and these were passed on to us. He would always say when he needed a rest from work, you just headed to the outhouse and there was always a magazine to read and also furnished something to wipe with, you could also see what everyone else was doing through the crack in the door. He taught us you could walk in snow 4ft. high bare footed to get to school.

 

Well you know that Pres Was a really big bull-shitter and was very entertaining to talk to. That is the reason why he had so many friends and family that loved him. He could have a conversation about anything with anybody.

 

Pres played the guitar and sang his cowboy songs, he recorded some of them along with the kids and grandkids. They loved to sing with him. He liked to hunt with the boys and take everyone fishing. He and mom had a group of friends they met for years at McDonalds. He and mom loved to play cards with family on a regular basis.

 

Preston was in the Navy on a mine sweeper and is a Veteran of World War II. Preston was in the jeep patrol, worked at Hill Air Force Base as a supervisor and retired from there and devoted his time to the love of his life and wife Laura and all 92 members of his family.

 

Pres and Laura were snowbirds and went south with a large group of friends for many years. Pres enjoyed dancing with his beautiful wife. Preston’s greatest achievement was his family and a place called home where many were welcomed, fed, sang and told stories.

 

Dad will always be held in high regard and remembered as one of the most awesome dads and grandfathers god blessed us with for 97 years. He always said he was older than dirt, but he was always young at heart.

 

He would like to thank all of his old friends for their friendships. He would also like to thank his brother, sisters, niece, and others for the card games and love throughout the years. He also wants to thank all of his grandkids for loving him and checking on him frequently. A big thanks to his children who cared for him when he could not care for himself and fulfilled his wishes of dying in his earthly home and bed until his Heavenly Father opened his arms to him and welcomed him home.

 

We are sure it was a glorious reunion with his beautiful wife who was his best friend. Thanks to the many family members who visited him filling some of the void in his life after mom passed. Thanks to Dignity Hospice and Penny Mesha, Edee, and Justin for all their love, care and patience. They cared for dad in his time of need, and they came to be part of our family. Also, thanks to Norris Nalder at Lindquist Mortuary for his help and guidance during this difficult time.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife (Laura Daisy Weaver Boyce), sisters (Marguerite Rankin), and (Jeannine Thomason). Survived by his four children (Scott and Debbie Boyce), (Jolene and Richard Chowning), (Terry and Kent Myers) and (Brett and Debra Boyce), siblings (Sammy Asbury), (Don and Linda Boyce) and 92 other family members.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday June 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah followed by Military Honors at the graveside. Friends may visit with family Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the mortuary.  Special thanks to Dignity Hospice, Penny, Mesha, Edee and Justin, also Lindquist’s Mortuary.

 

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