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Mary Lou (Derickson) Boyce

December 12, 1937 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 84)

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Mary Lou Derickson Boyce, 84, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Friday, July 29, 2022. 

Mary Lou was a 1956 graduate of Conrad High School and a 1959 graduate of The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  A registered nurse by profession, during her 50 year nursing career she worked in several doctors’ offices and retired after 20 years from Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE.  A second, fun career was at Goldey-Beacom College as a food service assistant for 13 years. 

Mary Lou attended Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church for many years, where she served as a Deacon and played in the Bell Choir.  She also belonged to the Koinonia Class of the Richardson Park United Methodist Church.  Mary Lou was a member of the Memorial Hospital Alumnae Association, where she served on the Board of Directors for many years.  In addition, she was a member of the Dickinson Organ Society. 

Mary Lou was predeceased by her husband of nearly 63 years, William F. Boyce Jr.; her brother, James L. Derickson; her parents, James and Mildred (Dennison) Derickson.

Survivors include her children, David W. Boyce (Ann Cameron) and Diane E. Pyle (DJ); her grandchildren, Alexis Boyce and Andrew Boyce (Ashleigh and son, Brixton); her great grandson, Sterling Boyce; her brother, Rod Derickson (Gail); her sister-in-law, Jean Derickson.

A visitation will be held at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington on Saturday, August 13 from 10:30 – 11:00AM.  The funeral service will begin at 11:00AM, with interment following in the adjoining cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers and consider memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (www.alz.org) or the Make a Wish Foundation, 4 Valley Square, #210, Blue Bell, PA 19422 (www.wish.org).

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 13, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
August 13, 2022

Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
500 McKennans Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Donations

Alzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter
399 Market Street, #250, Philadelphia PA 19106
Web: https://act.alz.org

Make A Wish Foundation - Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley
5 Valley Square #210, Blue Bell PA 19422
Web: http://www.wish.org/philadesv

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