Monday, July 04, 2005

Obituary: Elaine Margery (Adams) Boyle - Class of 1942

HEMET, CALIF./ MADISON - Elaine Margery (Adams) Boyle, age 80, born July 1, 1924, in Underwood, N.D., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 19, 2005, in Fountain Valley, Calif., after fighting the debilitating disease of Alzheimer's for more than nine years. She was born the sixth child to Alfred and Edna Adams. The family moved to Madison in 1925. She attended Madison Central High School (Class of '42). She met Jack Boyle at Central (Class of '41) and they eventually married at the end of World War II. In 1953, three years after Jack graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the family moved to Sun Prairie. In 1967, they sold their house and business and moved to Long Beach, Calif. In 1990, they retired and bought a house in Hemet, California. Her loving husband of 53 years preceded her in death in 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Virgil Adams of Puyallup, Wash.; and three sisters, Evelyn Burton of Stoughton, Doris Welton of Stevens Point and Ruby Schulze of Cottage Grove. She is survived by a sister, Mildred Johnson of Cypress, Calif.; her four children, John (Pam) Boyle of Fullerton, Calif., Susan (Tom) Trani of Fountain Valley, Calif., Sally (George) Monsoor of Garden Grove, Calif., and Kathleen Larson of Costa Mesa, Calif.; an un-officially adopted daughter, Esmeralda (Totoy) Gomez of Norwood, N.J.; "Meldy," a foreign exchange student from the Philippines who lived with the family for the school year 1965-1966; two brothers-in-law, Judd Welton of Stevens Point and Tom Brady of El Segundo, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Lucy Boyle of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Elaine "Nana" also leaves behind 10 loving grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 25, 2005, at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3888 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601. Elaine will be remembered and dearly missed by all that knew her. She will always be remembered as a beautiful lady and someone that always brought smiles to everyone's face when she entered a room.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 4, 2005

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