Susan Temple Boeye who was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at the age of 76. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, which is located at 3030 7th Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 31st from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the same location. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made out to the Quad City Botanical Center or the Rock Island Milan Education Foundation on behalf of the Boeye Family Scholarship. Sue was born on January 10th, 1942 in Davenport, Iowa to Margaret and Richard Temple. Her family moved to Rock Island where she met the love of her life, Pryce Boeye, at Washington Junior High School. They were married on April 14th, 1962 and just recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1960 (where she participated in golf & tennis), received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, and her Master’s degree from Western Illinois University. She spent her life on earth being passionate about the youth and seeing the best in everyone. She was a Title I reading teacher in the Rock Island Milan School District for 16 years where she received the Elementary Teacher of the Year award. She was also the girl’s golf coach at Rock Island High School where her teams won multiple Western Big 6 championships. Sue’s interests included her family and friends (always greeting them with a smile or hug and attending as many of her children’s and grandchildren’s activities as possible), gardening (including being President of the Tri-City Garden Club & a Board Member of the Quad City Botanical Center), golf (including being the lady’s club champion at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, President of the Illinois Women’s Golf Association, President of the 18 Hole Women’s Group at Bear’s Paw Country Club & a volunteer for the First Tee), and a long list of other volunteer activities, including being President of the Junior Board of Rock Island, Chair of the Mardi Gras Ball, and Queen of that event in 2000. She was also an avid University of Illinois and Chicago Cubs fan. She is survived by her husband, Pryce; daughter, Kimberly Rodgers; sons Pryce T. Boeye (Marji) and Bradley Boeye (Andrea); grandchildren, Jessica Rodgers, Pryce T. Boeye Jr. and Elijah Boeye; great granddaughters, Sophia Rodgers Casco and Mila Rodgers Caudillo; sisters, Sally Scott (Chuck), Sandra Marinelli (Billy), Sherri Smith (Pat); sister-in-law Ellen Boeye; and several nieces and nephews. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Robert P. Boeye. Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Susan T Boeye January 10 1942 May 27 2018 (age 76). Wheelan Pressly Funeral Home
Death notice for the town of: Milan, state: Illinois