Marilyn Klein Boyce, 78, of Moore’s Store/Quicksburg, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Mrs. Boyce was born February 5, 1933 in Missouri.
She was a graduate of St. Louis University, with a degree in Communications, with minors in Honors English, Philosophy, and Psychology.
She was a member of St. John Bosco, Blessed Sacrament, and Our Lady of the Shenandoah Catholic Churches.
Mrs. Boyce is survived by her children, Carrie Ryerse and husband Fred of Dillsburg, PA, Kelly Klein and fiancée Leslie Hardwick of Albuquerque, NM, Casey Klein and wife Marion of Middletown, Kitt Klein and husband Mike Miller of Mt. Jackson and Kerby Heflin and husband Jeff of Winchester; and 13 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Chris Klein.
Mrs. Boyce will be taken to her home at 3935 Flat Rock Road, Quicksburg where the family will receive friends Tuesday at 4 p.m. and going throughout the evening.
Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock by Father Wilhelm Ettner. Burial will follow at the Klein Family Cemetery in Quicksburg, and will be immediately followed by a Family and Friends Celebration of Life Gathering at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Church of your choice, Catholic Relief Services, or Little Sisters of the Poor.
Marilyn Boyce was an incredible woman whose life revolved around giving to others. She was a constant advocate and volunteer in her churches and communities.
Marilyn was most recently project coordinator for four years for the Holman’s Creek Citizens Watershed Committee. She also founded the Shenandoah County Senior Center and severed as supervisor for 14 years.
She was devoted to her work with her parishes and served as Parish Council member for four years, was a lector and Eucharistic minister, a long-term member of The Legion of Mary, and was a regular part of the jailhouse ministries. She also served for four years on the Diocese of Richmond’s Justice and Peace Commission.
In Fairfax County, Marilyn was highly active in human services and civic associations. She was past president of the Northern Virginia Conservation Council, serving the counties of Arlington, Loudon, and Prince William, and the city of Alexandria. She spearheaded the procurement of 1500 acres of Navy land for the Fairfax County Park Authority which is now Huntley Meadows Regional Park and Nature Center. In Warren County she helped establish the Warren County Intermediate School PTA and served as its 1st president.
Mom has lived in the Shenandoah Valley for 37 years and has considered Moore’s Store, and the valley, her beloved home. She was loved and will be missed beyond measure.
Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.