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Catharine  E.  Boyer
  • St. Philip Church Restoration Lighting Fund
    112 Capital Ave NE
    Battle Creek , MI 49017

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“I sadly regret that I cannot attend the memorial service for my friend Catharine. I have known Catharine for 20 years or more through our association...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Wanza Grantier - Marshall, MI

“Catharine, you were like a mother to me, always caring and loving. We had great times in Mary Kay, a company you loved. I was so happy when you...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Dvorak - Alcalde, NM

“My sweet sister, how I will miss our long phone chats and remembering our yesteryears! Rest pain free forever more"Patti" ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia King - La s Cruces, NM

“A pink candle for Catharine. The color pink will always remind me of her. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa Parker - Battle Creek, MI

“Grace. It's the one word I would say best describes Catharine. In good times or in bad, Aunt Catharine was always gracious. I will always admire and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: David Boyer - LAUREL, MD - Family

“May God bless you and keep you. You were a good friend to many.Lynn ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Rich - Battle Creek, MI

“So very sorry for your loss. Loved hearing her sing in Saint Philip church choir. Enjoyed visiting at the breakfast table on Sunday mornings. Prayers...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Phil & Eileen Stewart - MI

“Prayers to everyone who knew and loved her ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Karsen - Port Huron, MI

“Dear sweet Aunt Catharine, my life will always be better having had you in it. I'm thankful everyday for your love and sweet phone calls ❤ I...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kelley Duval - Las Cruces, NM

“My sweet sister I will miss our long phone calls and your sweet voice! ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia King - Las Cruces, NM


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Catharine E. Boyer (Ziolkowski), age 86, passed away on May 22, 2018 at her home in Battle Creek, MI.

Catharine was born on January 2, 1932 in Battle Creek to Simon and Ruth Ziolkowski. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1950. She married Robert L. Boyer on September 25,1957.

Catharine worked at Transamerica Insurance for 30+ years. She began her career as a claims adjuster and later became the floor manager. She took great pride in being an accomplished Mary Kay Consultant and District Director for 40 years. She was also a long time member of the local ABWA (American Business Women's Association).

Catharine was a regular member of St. Phillip Roman Catholic Church to which she made many contributions over the years. She loved the color pink, painting, playing the organ and spending time with her black poodle, Bobbie.

Catharine is survived by her sisters Caroline (James) Congden of Milpitas, CA, Joan Karsen of Port Huron, MI, and Patricia King of Las Cruces, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert L. Boyer, her parents, and many beloved pet poodles.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Phillip Church Restoration Lighting Fund, St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 112 NE Capital Ave., Battle Creek, MI, 49017. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.