Gloria H. Boyer, age 90 of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 3, 1927 to the late Arthur and Hazel Schlemmer.
As a young child, Gloria's family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended school and met her future husband, Douglas L. Boyer, Sr. Business opportunities brought them to Indianapolis, Indiana where they started their family. Gloria was active within their community and for several years managed the Westchester swimming pool which her children spent their summers with friends.
In 1970, the family was transferred to Chardon, Ohio where Gloria continued her love for crafting and began to develop her love for tennis. When the retirement years approached, Gloria and her husband moved to Punta Gorda, Florida to enjoy their time in the sun. By joining a tennis team at Fisherman's Village, Gloria was able to improve her skills on the court and played the game of tennis into her 80's. Another passion which Gloria cultivated was her love for painting with oils and painted over 100 paintings which she shared with her family and friends.
Gloria is survived by her husband of 69 years, Douglas (Lance) Boyer, Sr., their three children, Douglas Boyer Jr. (Deborah), Kimberly Sykora-Pryor, and Janine Jasper; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Bettye Seyfried and brothers, Gene Schlemmer and Donald Schlemmer.
Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice (tidewellhospice.org)
We're so sorry for the loss of your loved one. We have great memories of our visits to Aunt Ruth and nd all her family while in Florida. We send our love and caring thoughts to all of you at this very sad time. We think so fondly of your mom when we look at the small canvases she sent with an eagle on one and a rose on the other. A life well lived. Blessings, Peace and Love to all of you, Mary(Lance) and Les Moll and Family
What wonderful years I had with Gloria and the tennis team "Les Girls". We were good friends as well as team mates. My husband and I enjoyed our dinners out with Lance and Glo. I'll miss her very much.
So sorry for your loss - so hard to say goodbye to love ones. Sending love to the Boyer family. Joanne Lawhorn
My sincere condolences to all the Boyer family. I am very glad I had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Boyer on several occasions and know how much she was loved by her family. Rest In Peace.
Rest in peace, Mrs. Boyer. Your zest and energy for life will live on as a model to follow for those you left behind. God bless you and your family. My sincerest condolences to Doug Sr., Doug Jr., Kim, Jan and all the grandkids and great grandkids who will miss you most of all. Dennis Hill and the Hill family
Dearest Boyers: You were such wonderful neighbors in Westchester, and loved living next door to you all those years. Such fond Memories I have of all of you. And my sadness is spreading your way. Please know we Drury's are all thinking of you. God Bless, Sue
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