Dorothy V. Wells - BoyeFebruary 7, 1924 ~ December 18, 2017 (age 93)
Dorothy V. (Williams) Wells-Boye, age 93, of 1330 N. 16th St. in Escanaba, passed away peacefully Monday, December 18, 2017 at her home after a long illness with family by her side. She was born on February 7, 1924 in Daggett, MI, the daughter of Phillip and Pearl Williams. Dorothy’s parents died at a young age and she was left to care for several younger siblings at age 16. On November 13, 1949, the former Dorothy Williams married Walter E. Wells, Sr. and he preceded her in death on April 3, 1974. Together, the couple shared 25 years of marriage and raised 5 children. A few years later, Dorothy married Walter Boye, and he also preceded her in death. Dorothy took great pride in being a homemaker and caring for her family. She loved lilacs, cooking, baking, and the sun on her face. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Dorothy is survived by children, Walter Wells, Jr. of Powers, Darlene (Robert) Hallinen of Anchorage, AK, Gloria (Carl) Williams of Bark River, and Cheryl Wells of Escanaba; son-in-law, Rodney Williams of Bark River; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd Williams of Cedar River; sisters, Ann Crawford of Stephenson, and Phyllis Hultman of Marinette; sister-in-law, Betty Williams of Hannahville; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Wells, Sr.; second husband, Walter Boye; daughter, Pamela Williams; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. EST to 12:00 p.m. EST, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Lakeside Christian Church, 2300 S. 21st St. in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Dorothy will follow at 12:00 p.m. EST, Saturday, with Pastor Mark Highum officiating. A luncheon will be served afterward at the church. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in the spring of the year. A heartfelt thank you to the OSF Hospice staff and nurses (Katie and Candace) for all of the wonderful care given to Dorothy and compassion shown to the family.