CONNER - Boyce A. Warren, 69, of Conner passed away Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
Boyce was born July 4, 1938, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Amos and Verdant (Despain) Warren. He was the oldest of eight children.
Boyce moved with his family to Othelo, Wash., where he worked on farms. He later moved to Reno, Nev., to work for his uncle as a painter. In 1985 he moved to Conner. Boyce loved the Bitterroot Valley and his view of Trapper Peak.
Boyce was preceded in death by his parents and a step-son Scott Spide.
He enjoyed going to the wrestling matches to see his grandson wrestle.
Boyce is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kay of Conner; daughter Wendy Nicora of Reno, Nev.; step-children Vicki Granata of Darby, Tonya (Bret) Schei of Pocatello, Idaho, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was especially close to his grandson Christian Hammersmith, whom he has raised.
Also surviving are brothers, Dennis (Cloene) of Provo, Utah, Ross (Helen) of Rexberg, Idaho; sisters Ladee (Les) Carpenter of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lynette (Gary) Tonks, Carla (Scott) Zundel of Sugar City, Idaho, Maryanne (Keith) Taylor of Pasco, Wash., and Charlotte (Ron) McDonald of Quesnel, B.C., Canada.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the Darby LDS Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in Darby on Tin Cup Road. A graveside service will take place at Malad City Cemetery in Malad, Idaho, Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 1 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the Darby Wrestling Club, P.O. Box 869, Darby, MT 59829 or a charity of the donor's choice.