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Betty Gene (Carroll) Boynton

May 7, 1934 ~ March 16, 2020 (age 85)

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Betty Gene Boynton

Age 85 of Wilmington passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at her home.

Born May 7, 1934 in Reynolds County, Arkansas, Betty Gene was a daughter of Floise and Nola (nee Smithe) Carroll. She was raised and educated in Arkansas, and then moved to Wilmington in 1951 where she would raise her family. Betty was a loving and devoted mother who made her family her priority. She was especially adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty was a highly intelligent woman who loved doing crosswords, was an avid reader, and had a keen interest in expanding her knowledge on all things science.

Survivors include her son, Bill Boynton of Wilmington, three grandchildren: Glenn (Colette) Boynton, Jr., Matthew (Teresa) Boynton, and Sara (Scott) Barbour, all of Wilmington; eight grandchildren: Brendan Boynton, Brianna Boynton, Matthew Boynton II, Angelina Boynton, Rose Boynton, Glenn W. Boynton, Alexander Boynton, and Seth Barbour; and her daughter-in-law: Sharon Boynton of Wilmington.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Glenn O. Boynton, Sr.

Per Betty’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded, and the family will receive friends for a celebration of Betty's life on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Wilmington Lions Club, 805 River Street, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. At the family's request, measures of safe social distancing will be in place and facemasks will be required for attendees.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Betty’s memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com

Cremation rites and memorial arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

To send flowers to Betty's family, please visit our floral store.


Services are to be announced

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