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Viola “Vi” (Seay) Boyer

Viola “Vi” (Seay) Boyer, 95 of Ranger, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023 in Ranger.  Visitation will be Wednesday, May 17th at Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland, 5:30 ~ 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18th, at First Baptist Church in Eastland with Bro. Aubrey Perella officiating.  Burial will follow in the Alameda Cemetery.

Vi was born October 6, 1927 in Gorman, Tx. to Sam and Gladys Seay. She grew up in and around Ranger.  She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Ranger, now a member of Eastland First Baptist Church as of 2015.  She graduated from Ranger High School, received a Bachelor of Science and Art degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Tx, and a Master of Education in Stephenville, Tx.  She taught Sunday School since she was 11 years old.  She taught in public school for 38 years.  She taught in Albuquerque, NM for 13 years (1960-1973), Lampasas, Tx (1973-1974), Smithville, Tx (1974-1975), Breckenridge, Tx (1975-1976), and Ranger, Tx (1976-1998).  She taught and loved her children from kindergarten to Jr. High.

She was married to Carl A. Boyer on December 25, 1960.  They were married for 42 years.  They met while she was teaching in Albuquerque, NM, where they both taught school.  She was preceded in death by her father; mother; husband; sister and brother-in-law, David and Margie Weems; brother and sister-in-law, Martin and June Seay; and brother-in-law, Bill Harper.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Cher Boyer Rivera; a sister, Pearl Harper; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Carolyn Seay; and dear friends, Mary and Cliff Mathis and Aubrey and Cindy Perella; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

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