Anna Marie Boysen

April 4, 1923March 25, 2013

Anna Boysen, 89, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013 at The Heights of Gonzales in Gonzales, Texas.

Funeral Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Gonzales, Texas with Reverend Ildiko Rigney officiating. Interment will follow at the City of Gonzales Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. There will be a Visitation on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 5:00 ~ 9:00 pm at the Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas.

Anna Marie Boysen was born in Gonzales, Texas on April 4, 1923. She was the daughter of Charlie and Mary (Siltmann) Tieken. She was baptized into the Christian faith on August 5, 1923. Anna Marie grew up in the community of Cost, Texas and publically affirmed her faith in Christ Jesus as her personal Savior on September 5, 1937 at the First Lutheran Church of Gonzales. Her confirmation verse was 1 John 4:16 “So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love and he who abides in love abides in God and God abides in him.” Anna Marie graduated from Gonzales High School in 1941. She attended University of Houston from 1942 to 1943. On December 8, 1944 she married Elroy Herbert Boysen in the Lutheran Church of Gonzales, Texas. She resided with her husband in Houston, Texas from 1950 thru 2008. In May of 2008, Anna moved with Elroy to the assisted living center, at The Heights of Gonzales, in Gonzales, Texas.

Anna Marie was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas and through the years she worked for more than 20 years at the Mothers Day Out Pre-School Program. She also was an active member of the Timbergrove Home Owners Association and volunteered many years in the support of neighborhood projects and improvements. After returning to her hometown in 2008 she became a member of The First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Anna Marie is survived by her daughter Linda Hearne and her husband, George of Round Rock, Texas, two grandsons; Brant Hearne and his wife, Michelle of Little Elem, Texas and Barry Hearne and his wife, Major Jacqueline who are presently stationed in Tokyo, Japan, two great-grandsons, Pierce and Caul Hearne of Little Elm, Texas. one brother, Max Tieken of Gonzales and one sister Gladys Campion of Saturn, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Elroy Boysen, her older brother, Oscar Tieken, three sisters Maxine Braeuer, Doris Tieken and Madeline Tieken. To join the family in celebrating Anna’s life, please go to



  • Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, March 28, 2013


  • Interment

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May 10, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Boysen. I did not know until I saw the obituary when signing the guest book of someone else. When she was able, she certainly did much at the Heights as far as picking up plates and cleaning tables after meals. I know she loved to dance too as I saw her on many occasions doing so. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I liked Mrs. Boysen so much. Charlotte Masek, daughter of Ida Richter~Crumley

Deidra Droupy Voigt

April 4, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow. May He bring you comfort and peace in the coming days.

Virginia Puentes

March 29, 2013

It was a pleasure to work with Mrs Boysen at MDO. She will be missed. She left lasting impressions to our family. She was my daughter Lollie's MDO teacher. She always would braid her hair. She was a wonderful person. We love you Mrs Boysen.

Higinia Puentes Craft

March 29, 2013

Mrs Boysen will truly be missed. She will always be in our hearts. She was an awesome MDO teacher for my daughter Cristy. She will be remembered by my family with the fondest of memories.

Patsy and Richard King

March 28, 2013

Dear Linda, George and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your Mother was not only my aunt, but also my Godmother. Memories of Aunt Ann start early with trips to Houston to visit and spending summers with your family.

I remember our families camping in Arkansas and learning to water ski there. I have a special memory of your Mom sewing a beatiful sundress that I loved and wore often in high school.

I am thankful that I got to see your Mom on March 14 when I passed through Gonzales.

We are currently traveling in Georgia and are sorry that we can't be there.

God bless,

Suezan Tieken Pearson

March 28, 2013

Anna was always such a job at the Tieken Renunion's. I always remember her writing all the information down for everyone. My Grandmother was so happy to see her and would talk for such a long time. I saw her at the nursing home and she was so happy all the time. I am so sorry for you and your family.She is at peace now with your Dad. Suezan Tieken Pearson

March 28, 2013

Marge and I are thinking of you and your family. Our prayers are with you and your mom.

Weldon and Marge Tieken

Elias & Dorothy Rode

March 27, 2013

May the peace of the Lord be with you all!

Elias and Dorothy Rode

March 27, 2013

"E" was very dear to me, starting by being my godmother and cousin, watching over me all of my life through thick and thin, and continuing as a friend and mentor as we both aged. Our last visit was two years ago and her enthusiasm for life was still there, as she gave a running commentary about the sights in Gonzales that were a part of her life. Bruce and I treasure that day and will remember it always.

LaNelle McKay

Theresa Wilson

March 27, 2013

89 years,what a "Celebration of Life". Linda, George, and family I have you in my thoughts and prayers. I am here if you need me. Love, Theresa, Rio and family.