Photo above, "courtesy of Katherine Mildred Beryl WADE."
The following are obituary profiles courtesy of The San Juan Journal and provided by Eleanor Louise Boyce-Johnsom.
William Washington Boyce and Harriet "Hattie" Dyer Dennison
Pioneer Resident Dies In Seattle
William Boyce, Sr., Native Son Of San Juan Island Summoned By Death
February 5, 1948
Funeral services for William W. Boyce, Sr., 83 years old, a life-long resident of Washington State, were held at 10 o'clock, Monday forenoon in the Georgetown Funeral Home, with a burial in Washington Memorial park. He died Thursday of last week in a Seattle hospital.
Mr. Boyce was born in Friday Harbor, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Boyce, early day San Juan Island pioneers. His mother was the first white woman on San Juan Island. He homesteaded land near Friday Harbor where he made his home until 1934 when he retired and moved to Seattle to make his home. They resided at 1020 Portland Street.
Surviving are his widow, Harriet; three sons, William Boyce, Jr., Seattle; Russell Boyce, Friday Harbor; and Reginald Boyce, Vancouver, B. C.; four daughters, Mrs. Louis Allan, Mrs. O. W. Ross, and Mrs. Philip De Barry, Seattle; and Mrs. Melvin Abra, Monroe; a brother Steve Boyce, and a sister, Mrs. Don Erickson, of Friday Harbor; 13 grand-children and 15 great-grand-children.
Former San Juan Island Resident Dies in Seattle
Photo below, "courtesy of Eleanor Louise Boyce- Johnson."
Thursday, November 14, 1957
Mrs. Hattie Boyce, age 91, a former pioneer resident of San Juan Island, passed away Friday, November 1, at the Washington Memorial Hospital in Seattle. She had been in failing health for several years.
Mrs. Boyce was born in Port Townsend, and as a young woman came to San Juan Island to make her home which was maintained here up to 27 years ago when she and her husband, the late Wm. Boyce moved to Seattle to reside.
She is survived by two sons, Wm.Boyce of Seattle; and Russell Boyce, of Friday Harbor; four daughters, Mrs. Anna Ross, Mrs. May Allan, and Mrs. Mildred DeBarry, all of Seattle, and Mrs. Gertrude Abra, of Tacoma; 11 grand-children, 18 great-grand-children and a great-great-grand-child.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday of last week in Seattle, burial in the Washington Memorial.
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