Myrt Amanda Boyeson, 96 years old, passed peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus at Whidbey Health Medical Center, Coupeville, Washington. Amanda was born on February 5, 1926, to Ludvick and Helga (Anderson) Palm in Eden, South Dakota. She grew up on a farm near Buffalo Lake, South Dakota. She had seven siblings.
Amanda left home at 14 years old to attend high school in Britton, South Dakota. She worked for her room and board. She graduated from high school in 1944. After her graduation, the State of South Dakota asked her to teach grades 1 through 8 in a one room country schoolhouse. She taught for 1 1/2 years.
In 1946, she met and married Army Recruiter, Vincent Coyne. They started their family in 1947 and had five children. In 1957 they moved to Anacortes, Washington. Amanda raised her five children, while working full time as a retail clerk, hospital receptionist and secretary, later retired from NAS Whidbey Island in 1977. She was an amazing, strong, and loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and aunt.
In 1975, Amanda met Matt Boyeson in a dancing class. They married in 1976 on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. They were married for 40 years and had the time of their lives. They designed and built their dream home and developed the land around their home with a fruit orchard, berries, and vegetable garden. Amanda loved her beautiful flower gardens. She enjoyed dancing, boating, traveling the world, playing cards (sometimes staying up till the wee hours of the morning), camping and entertaining. Amanda loved painting ceramics with her daughter, Darcy. She was Amanda’s caregiver. They enjoyed many laughs and good times together. She loved teaching her children and grandchildren how to make her famous pie crust and lefse. Amanda leaves a legacy of love of family.
Amanda is preceded in death by her parents and six siblings. Her surviving sister, Marlys, lives on Lopez Island, WA. Amanda leaves her five children, Rod (& Tammy) of Oak Harbor, WA, Wendy Coyne Johnson of Pace, FL, Darcy Coyne Sullivan of Oak Harbor, WA, Jeff (& Donna) Coyne of Bothell, WA, Randy (& Jay Ruth) of Coupeville, WA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Kindle Sullivan, Ray Sullivan, Lindsey Clark, Ryan Coyne, Jessica Lane, Rory Coyne, Ross Coyne, six great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.