Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Boice, Arthur Jackson 1913-1996 New Berlin Obituary

Arthur Jackson Boice 1934

Boice, Arthur Jackson 1913-1996

Arthur J. Boice

NEW BERLIN---Arthur J. Boice, 83, of New Berlin, died Sunday, April 28, 1996 at Oxford.
He was born Feb. 25, 1913 in New Lisbon, the son of Frank and Leona (Brooks) Boice. He married Pearl Walkden in November 1977, who survives.
Mr. Boice spent his childhood in New Lisbon, Morris and the Garrattsville areas. He attended local area schools. He worked for Scintilla in Sidney, and for local area feed stores until 1951, when he worked as a dairy farmer in New Berlin. He was a member of Phoebus Lodge No. 82.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur E. and Margaret Boice, and Willis E. and Susan Boice of Norwich; and two daughters and son-in-laws, Donna and Ralph Davenport of Sherburne, and Linda and Richard King of Schenectady; grandchildren, Beth King, Susan and Paul Davenport, Eric Boice, Trevor and Carrie Smith, Jerry and Kimberly Boice; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Gale of East Guilford. He was predeceased by two brothers, Hiram and Zeland Boice.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin, with the Rev. Beverly Butler of the First United Methodist Church, New Berlin, officiating.
Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, April 30, at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford.

Addendum: Arthur was married to Margueriete W. Stone on Dec. 11, 1934 at Morris Methodist parsonage. They had 32 years together. She died Sept. 28, 1966 of cancer. They bought a home on East Main St. in Edmeston in 1938 and lived there until they bought the farm in New Berlin located one mile north of the center of town. You can see more info on and their Find a Grave memorials. Added by their daughter, Donna Boice Davenport.

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