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Nancy Boynton

05/03/1956 - 08/22/2016
Service Date: 09/01/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Summerfield Ward, 2700 E. Galveston Street, Gilbert, Arizona

Nancy Gedicks Boynton, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on August 22, 2016 at Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, following a prolonged battle with myotonic muscular dystrophy. She was 60.

Nancy was born on May 3, 1956 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She was the third of four children and with her family moved to Palos Verdes, California in 1964.

Active in cheer, dance and sports during her youth, Nancy studied dance at Brigham Young University and later became a licensed beautician. In 1978 her family moved to Mesa, Arizona where in 1979 she introduced herself to Mark Tomas Boynton at a church activity.  Mark was instantly and permanently smitten.  They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple on July 8, 1979.

Nancy and Mark raised five children in Gilbert, Arizona where she resided until the time of her passing. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many youth and other callings.  She freely shared her faith with others through friendship and service.  Despite her health challenges, Nancy was known by those who met her for her beautiful smile and infectious optimism.  She had a fighting spirit and was brave to the end.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Mark, two sons, Trevor Scott Boynton and Blake Sinclair Boynton, three daughters, Heather Alexia Boynton, Rachel Caroline Maka (David) and Jocelyn Orel Gadsby (Cory), and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Henry Gedicks, Jr., and Shirley Alexia Bigney Gedicks.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will take place at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Summerfield Ward, 2700 E. Galveston Street, Gilbert, Arizona.  Interment will be at the City of Mesa Cemetery.


  • I am so sorry for your loss. Dave

  • My heart and prayers goes out to the family. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that death was never a part of God’s plan. Death is God’s enemy and it is not stronger than God. Just as our heavenly father had the desire and the power to create life, motivated by that same desire and by means of that power, he promises to undo death. Even though death causes great sadness to those left behind to grieve, God’s wonderful promises gives us a reason for joy … 1 Corinthians 15:26; John 5:28, 29; Revelations 21:3, 4.

  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. May God heal and comfort your hearts during this time of great loss. Please know that “God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” -Psalms 34:18

  • I just heard about Nancy passing and am stunned. I lived away for so long I lost touch but have wonderful memories of going to Cosmetology school with Nancy and being her friend during your courtship. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • May the Lord comfort you during this time.

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