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Bette L. Boyle (born Seely)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: October 17, 1926

Date of Death: August 16, 2012

Birth Place: Staples, MN

Death Place: Grand Island, NE

Bette L. Boyle

Bette L. Boyle, 85, of Grand Island died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. The Rev. Todd Philipsen will officiate. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Boyle was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Staples, Minn., to Perry M. and Eva A. (Pride) Seely.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Boyle.

Survivors of the immediate family include three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Lou and Raymond Harp of Grand Island, Pamela Sue Wells of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mellette Cercado of Grand Island; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She grew up and received her education in Minnesota and Montana, graduating from Park High School in Livingston, Mont. She was united in marriage to Thomas Boyle on Nov. 19, 1945, in Missoula, Mont. The couple made their home in Spokane, Wash., where she worked in the Boeing Aircraft Plant. Following Thomas’s discharge from the Navy the couple moved to Grand Island where they owned and operated Boyle’s Color Lab and Camera Shop. In 1984 they retired and sold the shop. Mr. Boyle preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1994.

Bette was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed cooking, baking, needle point, traveling with her husband and volunteering at St. Francis Medical Center and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Bette was also preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Thomas Butler, three brothers, Perry Seely, Jr., James L. Seely, Jerome Seely and a sister, Georgia Nardella.

Memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Published in The Grand Island Independent (NE) on August 18, 2012

[Great-granddaughter of SGS # 2560 – Bette L.; Perry Melvin; George Wright; Melvin Howland (# 2560); Elason/Alanson (# 923); Ebenezer, Justus; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel; Robert]

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