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Eloise C Boyette
  • March 17, 1921
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  • October 20, 2017

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Eloise Corman Boyette

Eloise C Boyette, age 96, of Trotter Court; Daytona Beach, Florida died October 20, 2017 at Brookdale Yorktown; Port Orange, Florida.

Eloise Elizabeth was born March 17, 1921; in Benton County, Cole Camp, Missouri; the first daughter of Harry Jacob and Margaret McBurney Corman.  After graduating Cole Camp High School she attended Southwest Baptist Junior College (now SBU), Bolivar, Missouri and later attended Central Missouri State Teachers College (now UCM), Warrensburg, Missouri.  She taught five years in the elementary school systems of Missouri.

In late 1944, she moved to San Diego, California where she joined the U S Civil Service to work with the Navy Department, Naval Air Station, North Island.  In 1947 during a vacation in Hawaii, where she loved the Islands so much, she arranged a transfer to the 14th Naval District Intelligence Office in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii and lived in the Waikiki Beach area for four years.  During this time, Eloise met and married her husband, Clenon F (Rocky) Boyette, Jr., AOC.

In 1951 the couple returned to California and Eloise worked at Alameda Naval Air Station in the San Francisco Bay area and also at Moffett Field, Mountain View, California while her husband’s Fighter Squadron made trips aboard various Aircraft Carriers fighting the Korean War.  He retired in 1960 and they left Moffett Field to locate in the Washington, D C area where, after eight years with the Department of Health & Human Services as a Personnel Specialist and an Administrator, Eloise retired December 1974.

In April 1975, the couple moved to Daytona Beach, Florida where they both enjoyed bowling, golf, and other outside sports.  Eloise especially enjoyed flower gardening and tending flowering shrubs.  For several years she volunteered tutoring one-on-one, first and second grade students with reading problems.  As a member of Sensational Senior Socials, she had the opportunity to travel much of Florida and selected places in other states.  She was a member of Home Owners Associations and the Mt. Olivet and Lincoln Methodist Churches.

After her husband’s death in July 2001, Eloise continued to live at their home in Daytona Beach until she moved to Brookdale Yorktowne in Port Orange in August 2017.  She was always active and continued to drive until late summer 2017.

Survivors include: a sister – Mrs. Elinor (Sam) Sherman of Wood River, Nebraska and many loving nieces and nephews that will miss her dearly.

Her husband, Clenon F (Rocky) Boyette, Jr preceded her in death July 2001, as did her brother Orval M Corman, Chula Vista, California June 1989,  and her sister Erma Lee Young; Elk Creek, Missouri January 2016.  Also preceding her death were her brother-in-law, Glen V Sherman, Hastings, Nebraska in August 1989 and her brother-in-law, John T Young, Elk Creek, Missouri in December 2010.

Private memorial and inurnment will be at Mt Olivet Cemetery Cole Camp, Missouri.


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  1. MARLENE TOWARD says:
    21 Nov 2017
    I met Eloise in 2007. What a wonderful and caring individual. She was truly a good friend to all that knew her. We often enjoyed celebrating birthdays of friends in Daytona and Port Orange. Eloise made everyone's day happier. She will truly be missed.

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