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Gary Boyer

January 30, 1938 — May 12, 2024

Beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, passed away early Sunday morning on Mother's Day, May 12, 2024.

Gary was born January 30,1938, in Washington, DC, to Paul Glenwood Boyer and Ruth Estelle Thomas.

Gary's early years were spent in Virginia, where both parents were employed by the U.S. Government in Washington, DC. His fondest childhood memories were attending the Tiny Tots Military Preschool in military uniform to show support to the country during WWII and rolling Easter eggs down the White House lawn for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Gary's high-school years were spent in Palo Alto, CA before moving to Utah where he resided the remainder of his life. Gary met the love of his life in September of 1986. He and Molly (Marlene Holladay) dated for fourteen years before marrying on April 21, 2000.

Gary worked for Consolidated Freight and after marrying Marlene, he took an early retirement to focus on what he truly loved most-life!

Gary never met an enemy. He was a social butterfly that made friends and formed new relationships wherever he went. He loved the University of Utah Football program and was an avid member of the Crimson Club. He enjoyed hiking, biking, and spending time outdoors, He spent his days in retirement traveling with his companion Molly and playing golf and tennis year-round. He was accomplished in both sports and won many titles in tennis.

Gary is preceded in death by his father and mother, Paul and Ruth Boyer; our little angel, Stacie Holladay Mansfield and his very special companion, Max, his Golden Labrador Retriever.

Survived by his spouse, Marlene; seven children; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 10 AM - Noon at The Gathering Hall at McDougal Funeral Home, 4306 South, Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah.

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