William Glenn Boyer, 83, of Brookings, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Brookings.
He was born March 12, 1924, in Kalama, Wash., to William Glenn and Vera (Dinius) Boyer.
He graduated from Klamath High School.
Mr. Boyer married Irene Johnson. She preceded him in death.
He later married Lucille Poteete. They later divorced.
On Sept. 21, 1969, he ma rriedMarlys Yvonne Stordalen in Reno, Nev. She survives, residing in Brookings.
After joining the U.S. Navy in 1941, he was involved in World War II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. He served in several areas of the world and aboard several ships; two of which he was aboard when they were bombed and subsequently sank. He was a master chief upon his retirement from the Navy. After his retirement, he moved to New Mexico.
He moved to Oregon, and worked in several coastal towns doing maintenance at plywood mills. He retired for the second time in the early 1990s, moving to Brookings in 1994.
Mr. Boyer was an American Legion department commander from 1994-1995. He was a past post and department commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the 40 et 8, Voiture 316 of North Bend, the USS Kidd Association - Desron 48, the Coquille Elks Club, and was an associate member of the Marine Corps League. Mr. Boyer received the Chapel of Four Chaplains Award for service to the community.
Family members said Mr. Boyer was an avid and accomplished golfer. He took daily trips to the Port of Brookings, where he loved to watch the boats, visit with the men on the docks and faithfully tend his crab pot.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Skip Boyer of Ohio; four daughters, Janice Bryant of Albuquerque, N.M., Brenda McGee of Cornelius and Kathy Boyer and Lisa Brown, both of Los Cruces, N.M.; three stepdaughters, Colleen Boyce of Seaside and Diana Gorley and Thelma Scharber, both of La Luz, N.M.; three sisters, Mary Lou Caveyelle of Grants Pass, Ann Bradley of Philadelphia and Kathy Burgess of Blocksburg, Calif.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois and Calvin Scheker of Astoria; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Karlton and Emily Stordalen of North Dakota; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers, John and Dennis Boyer, as well as by his first wife.
A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. June 9 at the first Baptist Community Church in Brookings. A reception will immediately follow at the V.F.W. Hall in Brookings.
Mr. Boyer's ashes will be committed to the sea at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chapel of Four Chaplains, 1201 Constitution Ave., Philadelphia Naval Business Center B649, Philadelphia, PA 19112 or the Oregon Veterans' Home, 700 Veterans Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058.
Redwood Memorial Chapel & Crematory in Brookings is in charge of the arrangements.