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Lakeview Funeral Home & Lakeview Memorial Gardens

5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Jane Boyer

February 3, 1951July 28, 2020
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Mary Jane Boyer was born February 3, 1951 in Newark Ohio, to Shelton and Mildred Burchard. She had five sisters and three brothers, six of which still reside in Ohio. In 1969, she met her husband of 50 years, marrying him in 1970. In 1971, she welcomed her first of five children. The couple gathered their belongings and their three little ones, moving to Texas in 1979. Mary had her final two children at home, with the baby of the family coming in 1982. The family suffered the loss of the eldest of Mary’s five children due to Cystic Fibrosis. Although the loss was devastating, she found the strength to carry on, opting to begin her career as a housekeeper and dedicate her life to being a mother to all. Mary is survived by her husband, John W Boyer; her four children, Becky Wilburn-Brown and her husband Len, Daniel Boyer and his wife Kristen, Benjamin Boyer, and Sarah Bell and her husband Jerry; 7 grandchildren, Matt, Megan, Mary, Eric, Lindsay, Christin, and Mary Jane; and 10 great-grandchildren. She also has six siblings and numerous other family members, both blood and adopted, across the nation. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, friend, and Christian. She always had a smile on her face and rarely, if ever, left a conversation without giving at least five or six hugs. Her selflessness was unmatched by any other, always tending to the needs of her spouse, children, and the many other people she called family, before thinking of herself. Mary’s beautiful smile, rosy disposition, and the warmest of hugs will be missed by all who were blessed to have her in their lives. Mary lost her battle with metastatic gallbladder cancer on her 50th wedding anniversary, July 28th. On her last days, she smiled and comforted her loved ones, saying, “God answered my prayers. He gave me time with my kids, grandkids, grand furbabies, and great grandbabies.” We know her light will shine on in each of our hearts and her new role as one of God’s angels. We invite friends and family to join us from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on August 3rd at Lakeview Funeral Home to view our sweet mother, with a celebration of her life to follow. At the 2:00 pm service, the family asks that you reflect on and share your happiest memories or stories of Mary with all who loved her dearly. The graveside service will be reserved for family only. All flowers, condolences, and attendees can go to Lakeview Funeral Home 5000 W. Harrison Rd., Longview, TX 75604. The service will also be live streamed on Lakeview Funeral Home’s Facebook page at the time of the service for anyone who is unable to attend. Mary Boyer’s family appreciates all of your love, support, and prayers throughout this difficult time.

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Charles & Naomi Doucette

August 1, 2020

Having had the fortune to know Mary as our housekeeper and dear friend for the past 20 years, we were incredibly saddened to hear the news of Mary's passing. We never really think that those so near and dear to us will really pass, so we know this must be especially hard on the family.

Mary not only kept our home looking tidy, she was a confidant and friend to our family. We looked forward to her visits and the opportunity to chat about our families. No matter the situation, Mary always had a positive outlook, She never left without seeking each of us out for one of her upbeat hugs.

As Mary explained to us many times, there is no hurting, no suffering, and no pain in Heaven. While we grieve her physical loss, we can all be comforted by the fact that she in a better place now. While Mary is no longer physically with us, her spirit is always around us. Our deepest condolences.

Brian Barbaretta

July 30, 2020

It's been a good 30 yrs or so since I've seen Mrs. Boyer. But, I do have ever lasting memories of her. Being my best friends mother, of that time, in my childhood. Her oldest child "Matt" and I spent much time together at church every week and at each others families home along with my sister's bestfriend of the time. His sister "Becky". I remember her making homemade bread and donuts. I remember her allowing Matt and I to spend as much time together as possible. And, I remember her loving and caring nature. She was a very special spirit and made a distinct impression on me and a set of memories I've never forgotten. Tammy (my sister) and I send love to Becky and the whole family through this difficult time.

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