Gretchen E. Boyles, age 79 of Mason City, died Jan.19, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Jan. 24, in the Mason City Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lewis and Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial was in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mason City EMT’s or the Baptist Church in Mason City.
Gretchen E. Boyles was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Mason City, to Ray and Addie (Wright) Taylor. She attended school and graduated from Mason City High School in 1949.
June 24, 1951, Gretchen married Harry Ray Boyles in Mason City. Gretchen was a member of the Custer County American Legion Auxiliary, the Mason City Service Club, the Sunshine Club, Custer’s Last Stitch Quilt Guild, and Mason City American Legion Auxiliary, and the Mason City Baptist Church.
Gretchen is survived by her husband, Harry Ray Boyles of Mason City; four sons, John Boyles of Cozad, Jim Boyles of Mason City, David Boyles of Mason City, and Joe (Karen) Boyles of Lewistown, Mont.; two daughters, Carol (Pat) Kuehl of Loup City, and Tammy Boyles of Aurora, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother, John Taylor of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Arnold, and sister-in-law Dorothy.