Clipped From The Havre Daily News
Stephen Boyce is j Laid to Rest Stephen Boyce was laid to rest 1 Monday afternoon in Highland! cemetery following funeral serv-i icos held in the Holland and Bo-i i nine funeral home, at which the| \ Rev. Charles G. Cole officiated. | | Pallbearers were John Norton, 1 Gfcorge Barber, W. Williamson, | 1'Cd Redwing, Theodore Severtson | ;uid Lawrence Shehy. ! Miss Donna Watts -ind Miss; Pearl Ann Steffer song "In the. Garden," "Beautiful Isle" and "In'j Mie Sweet By and By." . ! Born Dec. 24, 1852,' Stephen} Boyce was the son of John D. and j Margaret (Crooks) Boyce. j At the age of 21 Boyce left; Ohio for California. He.traveled; with four young men companions,! who, due to Mr. Boyce's honesty! and alertness, intrusted their i money to "honest Steve" as theyj nicknamed him. During his five; years in California he traveled! through the San Joaquiu valley as! a gold miner aud mule team skiu-j iu;r. Later he logged in the giant I redwoods in northern California,! and proved up on a homestead| where the city of Walla Walla; jiow stands. He told of driving 200 \ j miles across country to care forj j his homestead papers. Ac night he i • camped off the trail to avoid mi-j friendly visits of Redmen. On one; jday he had watched Indians fol-j ! low him for miles. Later he went into the Deer Lodge country in j I Montana. • j Boyee came from Deer Lodge 5 to the Bear Paw mountains in the! early SO's with the Bielenbergi and Conrad Kohrs outfit, later-j managing a horse and cattle ranch \ in the mountains. This business! he continued until 1914. He was' the first vice president . of the Ranchers' Stock association form-| erl .in the Bear Paws in 1807, He at one time owned the old Palace | hotej in Havre. After selling his ranch in 1914, Boyce moved to) Poplar where he engaged in the livery business. In 19IS, he mov-j etl'into the Horse Shoe Basin com-} munity in northwestern Daniels county, where he engaged in farm- ing. He suffered a stroke in 1934,1 was confined to his bed the [remainder of his life. He died in t a Havre hospital March 3. j He had been married to Miss) . Edith Henderson in Fort Benton, |she dying in 1931. Surviving him are his children: Stephen, Havre Sari, Big Sandy; 'Mrs. Goldie Maylone, Oakland, in: Calif.; Claire, Butte, and Loyal, iTampico.