Dwan Hopkin Worrall Boyce, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday morning, February 25, 2023.
She was born March 30, 1934 in Coalville, Utah to Joseph Raymond Hopkin and Edna Pearlene Boyer. She was the middle child of six children. When she was 12 years old, she and her family moved to a sheep ranch in Upton, Utah. It was there that she and her brothers and sisters learned the value and discipline of hard work. Her daily chores began at 4:00 am. Before leaving for school each morning, it was her responsibility to milk two cows, take care of the rabbits and feed and gather the eggs of ten chickens. She graduated from North Summit High School in Coalville, and said that although her extra curricular activities were limited by additional chores after school, she did not regret the work ethic it taught her.
Dwan’s summers were filled with all kinds of work projects such as weeding the family garden and guiding the buck rake behind the horses to get the hay in rows for the hay wagon. She loved the smell of freshly cut hay. Dwan enjoyed fishing with her brothers in the beaver ponds, playing horse shoes, throwing the cats into the granaries to catch mice, and riding the young calves when their dad was not at home.
After graduation, she moved to Ogden and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at Hill Air Force Base and later worked at Browning Arms Corporate office in Morgan until her retirement. She married Russell Leon Worrall in 1954. They built a home in Mountain Green where they raised their three children. They later divorced and she met the love of her life and married Charlie Boyce on March 30, 2002, in the Ogden LDS Temple. Together, they built a beautiful home in Morgan.
Mom’s hobbies were her caring for her family, and doing things for other people. She was a wonderful cook in her earlier years, and was famous for her Parker House rolls and homemade bread and pies. She loved to crochet and made numerous afghans and baby blessing dresses for family and friends. For six years she volunteered at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. And at Morgan Elementary, she volunteered as a reading tutor for AmeriCorps READ.GRADUATE.SUCCEED program.
Mom’s superpower was her capacity to love. Period. So many friends, family members, co-workers, children and grandchildren benefitted from her listening ear, positive outlook on life, sense of humor and unconditional love. She was an honest, loyal, and true friend. Dwan taught by example and lived with great integrity and kindness. We were so lucky to be loved by her. She inspired those around her to “be a better person.” She will be deeply missed.
Dwan is survived by her children: Elon Jensen (Scott), Ogden; Linda Davidson (John), Naalehu, Hawaii; Shauna (Brent) VanZomeren, Salt Lake City; Bryan (Lynn), Boyce, Morgan; Sue (Mike) Midgley, Morgan, She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grand children and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother Lynn Hopkin (Caroline), Salt Lake City.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie; brothers Earl Hopkin, Reed Hopkin, Stan Hopkin and sister Jean Hopkin Jensen; son Kris Worrall and daughter Sharlie Boyce.
A viewing will be held at 9:45 am- 10:45 am on March 4th, 2023 at the LDS Church, 1255 North Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan, Utah. Funeral service begins at 11am. Interment to follow at South Morgan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests in memoriam charity donations to https://donate.churchofjesuschrist.org/donations/church/humanitarian-services?cid=MemoriaHumanitarian&