Blake Sinclair Boynton, beloved son, and brother died on February 5, 2020, at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, following a prolonged battle with myotonic muscular dystrophy. He was 38.
Born on November 2, 1981 in Mesa, Arizona, Blake was the second of five children in the family of Mark and Nancy Boynton. He is survived by his father, Mark, a brother, Trevor Scott Boynton, three sisters, Heather Alexia Boynton, Rachel Caroline Maka (David), Jocelyn Orel Boynton, and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Gedicks Boynton.
Blake graduated from Highland High school in Gilbert, Arizona. In his youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and greatly enjoyed making new friends at annual Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps. He had a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and movies and always knew of upcoming films before any of his family members and friends. He was a gifted storyteller and was abundantly blessed with the gift of gab – both as a speaker and listener.
Blake lived in Gilbert and then Mesa, Arizona, where he resided until the time of his passing. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in a variety of callings, including work as a service missionary, and teaching the youth of his congregation – his favorite calling. Blake’s friends and family loved him for his unyielding optimism, cheerfulness and compassion, his encouragement of them in their endeavors, his “never quit” attitude, and his courage in the face of serious health challenges.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bunker Family Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stratford Estates Ward, 11121 E. Ray Road, in Mesa.