Patricia “Pat” Ann Boje

Sunday, May 2, 2021
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Patricia “Pat” Ann Boje, age 77, of Glendive, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021 at home with family by her side.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Family & Friends Service beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Silha Funeral Home with Celebrant Heidi Carney officiating. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Lucido officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Pat was born on Feb. 17, 1944 in Aberdeen, S.D., the fourth of eleven children born to Joseph and Edith (Jensen) Dauwen. She was raised and received most of her education in Andover, S.D. before moving to Glendive in 1961 during her senior year of high school and graduated from Dawson County High School with the class of 1962. While attending school she worked in the Clerk and Recorder’s office after school and continued working there following her graduation. She worked as a deputy for the Clerk and Recorder for 16 years before being elected as the Clerk & Recorder herself in 1978. She then served as the Clerk & Recorder for another 16 years until her retirement in 1994.

A couple years after Pat graduated high school, she was seen struggling to carry a suitcase when a young man named Duane Peterson approached her to help and asked her on a date. The two quickly fell in love but had to wait until they were both 21 to get married so that their parents didn’t have to sign off on the marriage. Pat and Duane were united in marriage on March 13, 1965 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive, and to this union two daughters were born, Pamela Lee and Stacey Lee. Duane tragically passed away on April 27, 1986. A few years following Duane’s passing, Pat married Floyd Boje on Sept. 23, 1989 at Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive.

During her retirement years she devoted many years at Our Savior Lutheran Church. She was the church treasurer for 27 years, she served on the Altar Guild, the LWML, CCM board member, CCM fundraising coordinator, and many other various boards and church projects. Her family often joked that she “ran” the church.

Pat was also incredibly talented with many hobbies, most notably her cross-stitching and hardanger embroidering. She made cross-stitched wedding and newborn samplers and Christmas stockings for every family member, including their spouses and all grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also famous for her homemade lefse, and always sold them along with her stitched creations at ZONTA every year.

Above everything, Pat’s favorite times were spent with her family, whom she was exceptionally proud of. She had Grandma’s Daycare and often took care of many of her grandkids when they got done with school; and in the summer she also had them over to plant flowers in their own flowerpots. She will always be affectionately remembered as Grandma Patty, even to kids who were not her own.

She will be forever missed, and Sunday dinners and card games will never be the same.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Edith; her first husband, Duane; two grandsons, Cameron Nerison and Brett Boje; and brothers, Bob, Lester and Dewayne Dauwen.

Pat is survived by her husband, Floyd Boje; two daughters, Pam (Pat) O’Brien and their children Chantell (Bryan) Sharbono (Nora and Rhea) and Amanda (Adam) Harris (Tonks, Albus and Pablo) and Stacey (CJ) Nerison and their children Madison (Austin) Ekland (Blakeley, Gracyn, and a baby girl on the way) and Caden Nerison; three step-children, Dar Thompson and her children Daren (Angela) Thompson and Kevin (Carrie) Thompson (Eli); Gary (Vic) Boje and their children Jennifer (Jon) Byrd (Cooper and Conner) and Tai’a Boje (Kian), and Brett’s daughter Aspen; and Kathy (Mike) Benson and their children Bryan (Lindley) Benson (Jonah, Brienne, and Landree) and Bryce (Tessa) Benson; brothers, Don and Jim Dauwen; sisters, Genevieve Bisgard, Dorothy (Bob) Berg, Rose Esparza, Kathy Lovaas, and Lue Nerland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials in Pat’s name may be made to the Child Care Ministry, 322 N. River Ave., Glendive, MT 59330 or to the Glendive Community Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1144, Glendive, MT 59330.

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