Clyde Latta Boice

Clyde Latta Boice

Clyde Latta Boice, MD, 97, of Fulton, peacefully passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Fulton Manor Care Center. He was born in Washington, Iowa, December 10, 1914, the son of Clyde Allison Boice, MD, and Lorena Belle Latta Boice.

Dr. Boice married his long time love Frances Elizabeth (Betty) Stephen also of Washington, Iowa, August 24, 1937. Together they raised six children: Sarah B. Mays of Point Reyes Station, Calif.; Stephen Boice (Joan) of La Selva Beach, Calif.; James Boice (DruAnn) of Sheep Ranch, Calif.; Margret B. Randolph (Lance) and Allison Boice, both of Fulton.

He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1941 with his MD degree. He did his internship at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. During WWII, he served as a Flight Surgeon on the U.S.S. Bennington aircraft carrier in the Pacific and at numerous Naval Air Stations on the East and West coasts.

He left the Navy in 1946 as a Lt. Cmdr. He completed his residency in radiology at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif., and in Palo Alto, Calif., where he practiced radiology for 30 years.

He was a Diplomate for the American Board of Radiology, Fellow of the American College of Radiology, member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He served as Chief of Staff for Palo Alto/Stanford Hospital during 1961 and 1962. He served as President of the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Medical Society in 1961. He was a charter member of the Los Altos Hunt Club and served on the board to incorporate Los Altos Hills, Calif. He was also a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club (Tiburon, Calif.).

After retirement, he and his wife moved to Orcas Island, Wash. There he served as a member of the Orcas Island Yacht Club, served on the board of the Orcas Island Library Association and was a member of the Vestry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

In 1993, Clyde and Betty moved from Orcas Island to Fulton, to be nearer their two daughters, Allison Boice and Margret (Peg) Randolph.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by: his wife Betty, five children, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by: his parents; a brother William Allison Boice, MD; two sisters, Mary Myrtle Boice Anderson, Sevilla Ruth Boice Hopp; and one daughter, Susan Boice McMenamin.

Clyde has requested cremation and that his ashes be scattered in the Pacific Ocean. A family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box, 6065, Fulton, MO., or charity of choice.

– Submitted by Clyde Boice’s family.