Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME


Phyllis Boynton

November 24, 1923September 10, 2020

SKOWHEGAN – Phyllis Juanita Boynton, 96, passed away September 10, 2020, with loving family members by her side. She was gentle. An intentional and sincere gentleness that calmed your heart and eased your worry while with her. She was kind. A “law of kindness” manifested in her actions and words, profound enough to build up your sense of self-worth just from being with her. Behind the sparkle in her blue eyes, a keen mind. Frugal with her words and toward herself, but generous to everyone else. Appreciative and acutely thankful for it all: each green spout, (great)grandchild, visitor, fair weather day, soft rain shower for the garden, warm fire for the winter night, ride to the Kingdom Hall. Her full life determinedly unpretentious, but richly satisfying, filled as it was with faith, family and farm. A loyal, loving and exemplary wife for 73 years, partnered in a joyful marriage to True Boynton that inspired others to better their own. Like the capable and virtuous wife of Proverbs, her husband trusted her with all of his heart, and she rewarded him with good all the days of his life. Ever prepared for hard work, determined to be productive, yet unceasingly compassionate. Plants and children thrived with her attention. Daffodils, irises, day lilies, and bleeding hearts all blossomed. Her garden produced quarts upon quarts each season of tomatoes, raspberries, potatoes, beans, cucumbers, spinach. Her donuts legendary enough to merit mention even here. All used to sustain her family, and then to share with others. Her children that had moved away eventually moved back closer to the farm. Drawn to her. Those that never left, drew still closer. All visited more often, adored and praised her. Maybe money and space had been tight at times, raising six children in the small house on River Road. After all these years though, the tight togetherness of the family validated every sacrifice. She worshiped God as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 47 years, her faithful presence and example cherished by the congregation. Safe now in God’s memory, she is resting for a bit, until back in the garden again with True. This time in the paradise the Bible promises, family just around the corner, soon stopping by to visit. Services for Phyllis will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 5 PM via Zoom Video with the ID # 2074748535 and Password 112423. Her grandson Yale Boynton, an ordained minister, will preside. Phyllis Boynton was born November 24, 1923, in Framingham, Massachusetts, and is predeceased by her mother and father Katherine and Clinton Doak, her brother Cecil Doak, her sisters Kay Mahan, Doris Colon, Margaret Ames, Claudine Wright and Iona Lemmons, her husband Raymond True Boynton, her daughters Katherine Bragg, Roberta Conant, and son Henry Boynton. She is survived by her daughters, Dea Beauford, Norma Boynton, and son William Boynton, sister-in-law Phyllis Chamberlain. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Her God Jehovah will remember her as faithful and loyal and reflect on her life and say: "well done." We will miss her every day until we see her and True together again! Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at – www.smartandedwardsfh.com


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Brenda Breton

September 20, 2020

Thank you for a wonderful tribute to your mom, grandmother, great grandmother. She was the sweetest woman. Always had a smile on her face.
Never got to have her donuts but certainly did hear about them.
She will be missed by everyone that knew her. But especially to her dear family.
Can't wait to see her and her love together again.

We love you all
Jay & Brenda Breton

Debbie Bolduc

September 20, 2020

To the family. We are so sorry for your loss... I remember when chris was 3 months old. She knitted a beautiful blue hat for him. I loved that hat. What a beautiful service. And the talk was so heartfelt... can't wait to see all the brothers and sisters that we have lost. It won't be long. The family is in our prayers. Love Derek and Debbie Bolduc.

Betty Gomm

September 20, 2020

A kind and gentle sister. You could spend time with her for hours.
She was a Proverbs 31 woman., as was brought out.
Looking forward to seeing her again with True.
Isaiah 26:19

Love Betty Gomm

Gladys & Sherwood McKenney

September 20, 2020

Our condolences to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

John Harris

September 20, 2020

We have alwsys loved True and Phyllis . It's hard to say one name without including the other. We enjoyed being loved BY them. ALWAYS an example of a true Christian marriage. We are sad , so sad for the loss for the extended Boynton family, but share the happy hope for the future. Love, John and Juli Harris

Joy Mase

September 19, 2020

My heart aches for your family as you mourn the loss of this sweet and gentle lady so soon after the loss of Henry as well. She will be missed and kindly remembered.

Pat Lapointe Carpenter

September 19, 2020

Willie and Families,

Such tragedy in the loss of your mom so soon after your brother. My heart goes out to all of you. Those beautiful, treasured memories will soothe your pain of her loss for years to come!!!

In sympathy,

Pat Carpenter


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