OBITUARY

Clarence Boyer Jr.

December 15, 1928May 11, 2018
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Clarence Boyer Jr., age 89, of Olathe, KS passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Olathe Hospice House. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at First Christian Church of Olathe, 200 E. Loula, Olathe, KS. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Inurnment will take place at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens following the memorial service.

Mr. Boyer was born west of Bonner Springs, KS to Clarence and Esther Boyer on Dec. 15, 1928. He went to Loring Grade School. He graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1946. Clarence managed the LP Gas Company in Bonner Springs and the company transferred him to manage the LP Gas Company in Olathe in 1957. He and his wife Shirley and their four children Michael, Julie, Michele and Kim moved to Olathe in August 1957. He was transferred to the natural gas division (Union Gas) as District Manager in 1961. He worked for the gas companies for 42 years, retiring in January 1994.

He was active in the Olathe Chamber of Commerce since 1957 and belonged to the Ambassador Club. He was active in the Kansas City, KS, Overland Park and Lenexa Chambers of Commerce in earlier years.

In the 1960’s and 70’s, he helped through Union Gas System to build Edwardsville, KS, three nursing homes, mobile home court, shopping center, housing addition, high rise housing and industrial park and also Mid-America Industrial Park in Lenexa.

He was a member and Elder Emeritus of the First Christian Church of Olathe. He was a Life Member of the Olathe Lions Club with over 60 years of perfect attendance. He served four years on the Bonner Springs School Board from 1952-1956. He served seven years on the Olathe Urban Renewal Board.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, son Gary in 1950, daughter Michele in 1979, first wife of 44 years Shirley on July 17, 1991 and second wife of 17 years Joan on March 27, 2010.

Survivors include son Michael Boyer and wife Kathy of Topeka, daughter Julie Boyer of Shawnee, and daughter Kim Gordon and partner Rick Stebbins of Overland Park; granddaughter Korin Boyer and partner William Hart of Olathe; grandson Jarrad Boyer, great-grandson William and great-granddaughter Gabrielle of Topeka; granddaughter Ashley Follett and husband Joe, great-granddaughter Adelyn and great-grandson Noel of Lenexa; granddaughter Jessica Gordon of Overland Park; and sister Frances Haynes of Bonner Springs.

The family would like to thank all the staff of Hoeger House, Cedar Lake Village and Olathe Hospice House for their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church of Olathe.

  • FAMILY

  • Michael Boyer & wife Kathy, Son
  • Julie Boyer, Daughter
  • Kim Gordon & partner Rick Stebbins, Daughter
  • Frances Haynes, Sister
  • Clarence also leaves behind to cherish his memory: granddaughter Korin Boyer and partner William Hart, grandson Jarrad Boyer, great-grandson William and great-granddaughter Gabrielle, granddaughter Ashley Follett & husband Joe, great-granddaughter Adelyn and great-grandson Noel & granddaughter Jessica Gordon.
  • DONATIONS

  • First Christian Church of Olathe

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, May 18, 2018
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Clarence Boyer Jr.

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Patricia Chubb

May 15, 2018

To Clarence's Family,
I am saddened to read of Clarence's passing. So many memories come to mind from the times I worked with and for him at Union Gas. There was never a dull moment and so many changes - I remember when we installed the first computers!!! Clarence was a good, fair boss and a kind, caring man. He deserves a special place in heaven!! May he rest in peace - I know he will be missed.

Pat (Roe Bradford) Chubb

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Dad & Kim at Michele's Master's graduation ceremony at University of California at Santa Barbara, May 1978.

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Bingo Cruise 2016

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Dad and Kim, Ashley, and Noel

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