Joan Boyer

December 4, 1941 - November 1, 2014
Joan Boyer


Joan J. Boyer passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church in Wilmington.
She is survived by three sons, Christopher Boyer of Atlanta, Georgia, Brian Boyer of London, England, and Geoffrey Boyer of Nairobi, Kenya; a brother, Doc Jarden of Wilmington; their wives; as well as a loving and rambunctious assortment of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Joan retired in 2012 from the New Hanover County School system where she worked as a Special Education teacher.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • November 02, 2014
    Phil Manning says:
    About 40 years ago Joan organized a group of a dozen or so tennis-playing couples. We played at Pinehurst and Sanibel, at the Isle of Palms , Calloway, and other remote and occasionally exotic spots, usually under Joan’s watchful eye. Today, a few of us still hang together. We all remember Joan fondly and will hold on to those memories. I extend my deepest condolences to her family and hope they will recall the good times we all had. Goodbye, Joan, we will miss you.

  • November 02, 2014
    jane finchum says:
    Dear Geoff and Brian, I am so sorry in the loss of your dear Mother, Joan. She was such a special person. I recall our times at Jim Ray James' CATS! She so loved helping with the productions. Love, Jane Finchum (formerly Updegraff)

  • November 03, 2014
    Tom and Sue Marks says:
    Chris,Brian,Geoff, and all Joan's family, We send our deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of dear Joan. We have such fond memories of our life in Charlotte and the best part was the wonderful friends we made through our tennis club, we had a close group and although all have moved away,we keep in touch. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Joan. Fondly, Sue and Tom

  • November 04, 2014
    Peggy Price Erickson says:
    Joan and I were members of a Newcomers Book Club for at least 9 years, until our group got too small to continue. Joan always had such great insight into our book selections. I have many fond memories of meetings at her home, with her mother in attendance, and having such wonderful discussions about the books and life in general. I will miss Joan greatly and want to extend my deepest sympathy to her family.

  • November 04, 2014
    Joe & Annette Perreault says:
    We knew Joan from her Waterford days and had the pleasure of spending several Thanksgivings with the Boyer family. Joan was a great friend, always interested, always curious, adept at reinventing herself, and a wonderful mother to her children.