Shirley Boyce left this earthly home on June 4, 2019 and now watches over us from heaven. Shirley was a loving mother to her two daughters, Kaye Boyce of Midwest City and Dena Stephens of Luther and an adoring grandmother to her granddaughter, Mackenzie Stephens of Midwest City. She leaves them, as well as her sister, Joyce Guthrie of Bedford, TX and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews to celebrate her life and remember her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Edith Blackburn, her husband, Roy Boyce, her sister, Helen Underwood, and her nephew Ray Neal Waldrop.
Norma Shirley Blackburn Boyce was born to William Franklin Blackburn and Mary Edith Wall Blackburn on November 7, 1935 at their home just outside of Elgin, OK. She was a graduate of Lawton High School. Shirley met her husband, Walter Roy Boyce, in Lawton and they married August 23, 1957. They were married for 47 years. Shirley worked for the Public Service Company of Oklahoma as a customer service representative and accounting clerk and retired from there with 24 years of service. Shirley enjoyed reading and making beautiful creations with counted cross stitch, sewing, and quilting. She loved to travel with family and friends. Shirley was known across multiple states for her wonderful cream pies and delicious fudge. She also enjoyed playing dominoes, bingo, and cards. Shirley touched many lives with her warmth and kindness, and inspired many with her devotion to Christ. She used her talents to serve the Lord spending many hours volunteering for the SEARCH program and Monday for the Master. She cross stitched bibs for the Newborn Ministry, sewed beautiful dresses for UR Special, and loved to visit the shut-ins. Shirley will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to In Search of the Lord’s Way.
Services will be held on Monday, June 10th at 11:00 A.M. at Edmond Church of Christ with interment to follow at Luther Cemetery. A public visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9th at Matthews Funeral Home from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.