Mildred Doris Boice

1924 - 2022

FLY CREEK – Mildred (Millie) Doris Boice died on January 4, 2022, in Fly Creek, at the age of 97. 

She was born on April 18, 1924, the daughter of Albert and Minnie (Pankratz) Borau in Clyde. She graduated from Clyde Central School in 1941, and then worked as secretary in the school office and as clerk of the board until her marriage to Wendell Boice on April 19, 1952. 

After moving to Watertown she was a bookkeeper for Chapin's Flowers until her retirement. Her family was her pride and joy. Each of their accomplishments and talents was a source of pleasure. Millie also felt blessed to be part of a church family, the special people at Stone Presbyterian Church, where she was a member for 56 years. During that time she was a Sunday School teacher, chairman of the decorating committee at the time the current church was built, and financial secretary for eight years. 

Millie's husband of 63 years died in June of 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Alyson Burleigh, wife of Rev. Douglas Burleigh, Fly Creek, and her son, Gordon Boice, and his wife Mary Lou, of Decatur, GA. 

Also surviving are a granddaughter, Katie Boice; a grandson, Dr. James Burleigh, and his wife Mandy, and great grandsons Ethan Burleigh and Everett Burleigh, and a great granddaughter Clara Burleigh; a grandson, Christopher Burleigh, and his wife Rachael, and a great granddaughter Leah Burleigh, and great grandsons Ian Burleigh and Peter Burleigh.

One sister survives her, Agnes (Mrs. Harold) Schumm, Marcellus, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Millie was preceded in death by her other sister, Martha (Mrs. John) Oakleaf, of Lyons.

One of her greatest joys was that her family continues to embrace a life of faith that was so important to her. 

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Waddington. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.