Florence Boyer "Liz" Troxell


Florence "Liz" Boyer Troxell, 81, died Aug. 25, 2011. She was born in Gowen City, Pa., on Dec. 13, 1929. Liz graduated from Shamokin High School with the class of 1948 and worked within the medical profession. She was married to Thomas Troxell for 47 years, making their home in Marcy, N.Y., where they raised their family. Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed spending their winters in Tucson, Ariz., and summers in upstate New York on the St. Lawrence River. Liz moved to Tyler shortly after becoming a widow in 2003.

Liz was always actively involved in her community with numerous endeavors including volunteering with Boy Scouts, the Saguaro National Park and her church quilting group. She was an avid reader, loved gardening, bird watching, football and her cat. Liz placed tremendous value on family, maintaining close relationships with extended family through frequent visits and correspondence. Liz also had many close friends whom she considered "family," including the pastor and members of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.

Liz is survived by her three sons, Peter (Mindy) Troxell of Warwick, N.Y.; Scott Troxell of Queensbury, N.Y., and Wade (Sharon) Troxell of Flint. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Sara, Jamie and Jessica Troxell of Warwick; Thom Troxell of Albany, N.Y.; and Megan, Grant and Julia Troxell of Flint. Liz was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; sister, Betty Culp; and brothers, Darrell and Grant Boyer. Surviving siblings are Alma Carl of Elysburg, Pa., Walter Boyer of Gowen City, Pa., and Rufus Boyer of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

At her own request, there will not be a memorial service. The family has asked for memorial donations to be made to "Our Saviour's Quilters" at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Tyler.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 27, 2011