28 Dec Shirley M. Boyko
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Shirley M. Boyko, born on March 7, 1947, in Lewiston, Idaho, peacefully passed away, on December 21st, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, creativity, and devotion. She is survived by her two sisters, Debbie (Dallas) Moore and Kim (Dave) Marsland, and will be forever remembered by her three children, Chad (Vanesa) Boyko, Shona (Corey) Seiler, and the late Shawn Boyko.
Shirley was a cherished grandmother to Amber Hendrickson, Zack Boyko, Nicholas Seiler, Gavin Seiler, late Garrett Seiler.
A woman of faith, Shirley was an active member of the SDA community, where she found solace and shared her warmth with fellow worshipers. She found joy in playing music and expressed her creativity as an exceptional artist. Her musical talents resonated with all who knew her, and she found joy in sharing the gift of music with others.
Shirley had a profound love for animals, she was an avid birdwatcher with a special affection for horses. Through her early years, she showed in horse shows, exercised racehorses, and passed this love on to her family.
Raised in Minot, ND, Shirley graduated from high school in 1965. She married Gene Boyko in 1966 and together they built a life in Ruso, ND. Later, they moved to the outskirts of Bismarck, ND, where -they raised their children. Shirley wholeheartedly embraced the world of entrepreneurship, taking on the role of a committed co-owner & business manager in their shared ventures. Later in life, Shirley transitioned independently, relocating to town where she dedicated herself to working with disabled individuals for the remainder of her career. Shirley M. Boyko’s spirit, kindness, and passion for life will be dearly missed. As we say our goodbyes, let us remember the joy she brought into our lives and the love that will forever connect us.
May she rest in eternal peace.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to “The Abused Adult Resource Center”.