Mary BOYCE 1920-1991

Mary BOYCE was born in Leon, Iowa, on September 16, 1920, the daughter of Orville C. and Maude Marie Gunter BOYCE.

Mary started nurses training at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed her training in Arizona, arriving in Arizona in 1946.

May 8, 1948, Mary BOYCE married George CLEVELAND (born in 1917 in Bisbee, Arizona) in Arizona.

In 1951 George and Mary moved to Ajo, Arizona.

George and Mary were both interested in helping young people and together they assisted many teenage boys during their high school years.

At some point during her life, Mary worked as a telephone operator.

In 1971, Mary received her degree as an accredited records technician and served as hospital record technician at the New Cornelia Hospital in Ajo.

Mary retired on May 1, 1984.

Mary BOYCE CLEVELAND was president of the Ajo Federated Women's Club, worked with the Girl Scouts, and was active as Democratic Precinct Chairman.

She became a very active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and in the later years remained faithful to the church. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Mary's husband, George W. CLEVELAND, age 67, died June 26, 1984, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Mary continued to live in Ajo, Arizona for many years.

Mary BOYCE CLEVELAND, died early Sunday morning, October 6, 1991, at age 71, in the Arizona Pioneer Home in Prescott, Arizona.

Mary BOYCE CLEVELAND was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Charles Boyce.

She was survived by her brother and Sister-in-law, Ralph and Dorothy Boyce and by her sister-in-law Pearl Boyce, all of Iowa; by her brothers-in-law and their wives, James and Betty Cleveland of Florida, Calvin Cleveland of Arizona, Walter and Jenny Cleveland of Guam; and by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was also survived by Gerald Wiley, whom she regarded as a son, and his wife Lola.