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Beverly Jean Boyce

July 29, 1929 - January 8, 2024
Livonia, MI



Friday, January 12, 2024
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, West of Middlebelt
30200 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 525-9020

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Saturday, January 13, 2024
12:00 PM EST
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48755 Warren Rd
Canton, MI 48187
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Instate 11:00 AM

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Beverly Jean Boyce (née Krott)


Beverly lived a full life from her birth in Detroit, MI, until she was called home to her Heavenly Father on January 08, 2024.

Born to Fred J. Krott and Julia Krott (née Welsh) she was the youngest of four children of German/Irish descent. Double promoted in elementary school she skipped the 4th grade but always minimized that fact by saying they just had too many kids in her class! But we knew she was one of the smartest!

She graduated from St Francis de Sales HS when she was only 16, and then attended the University of Detroit and worked as a secretary for Ford and General Motors during her early twenties. She excelled in her role, as she was an excellent typist and experienced in using shorthand.

On February 02, 1952, Beverly married her true love Robert W. Boyce. Devout Catholics, they raised twelve children. Beverly still volunteered to help the less fortunate through charity work and her membership in the Third Order of St Francis, a religious order for laypeople that was founded by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. As a Secular Franciscan Beverly was dedicated to a life of prayer, penance and simple living with the goal of living the Gospel in the world.

Beverly belonged to a Bible Study group for many years. She also enjoyed writing poems, reading a variety of genres, the daily crossword, crocheting and going for walks. She had a keen sense of humor, was a natural with English grammar and knew a great deal about world history. She loved watching Jeopardy and going to lunch with family and friends.

Most of all Beverly was a faithful, prayerful woman who loved the Lord, her family and friends and always saw the good in people.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Boyce, her parents and siblings. She is survived by her children: Cynthia (the late Richard) Hurst, Robert (Kristy), Christopher (Denise), John, Gregory (Kathie), Kathleen (Nicholas) Delis, Diane (Robert) Halpin, Carolyn (Michael) Lineberry, Jeanette Russell, Daniel (Veronica), Michelle (Joseph) MacLellan, and Jennifer (Brian) Longman. Beverly is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.