Obituary: Boyce, 28-year library employee, 74

Bose Boyce, a 28-year employee of University Libraries, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004. He was 74.

Funeral services were held Dec. 9 at Austin Layne Mortuary in St. Louis. The eulogy was delivered by his longtime friend Rudolph Clay, head of reference services.

Boyce was employed as a circulation services assistant from April 1964-August 1992.

Upon his retirement, Boyce spent his time engaging in those hobbies that he really enjoyed: cooking, fishing, gardening and model trains.

According to Associate Dean Virginia Toliver, “In his position at the Exit Control Desk, Bose came in contact with everyone who entered or left the library during the evening hours. His love of people and ‘gift of gab’ endeared him to many members of the University’s faculty, staff and students.”

Survivors include his wife, Naomi P. Boyce; sons Charles, Deanze and Bobby; daughter Dorothy; and two sisters.