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Recent obituaries: Elaine Jeanette Boyce, James ‘Jim’ Dean Tallman

Elaine Jeanette Boyce of Ann Arbor, age 93, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at her daughter’s home.

She was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Chelsea, the daughter of Norman Harold and Lenore Eva Margarita (Kalmbach) Schmidt.

She was a graduate of Chelsea High School, class of 1944. She earned her RN from Deaconess Hospital. She was a nurse for both Dr. Joseph Fisher and Dr. Charles Krausse for many years. Elaine was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Elaine married Ellis Boyce on March 11, 1961. At that time, she had a son, Charles Fredette. Ellis had two sons, Alan and Floyd Boyce. After Ellis and Elaine joined the families, they were blessed with two daughters, Kimberly Ann Boyce and Carol Lisa Boyce. Kim and Carol lovingly cared for both parents for many years. For that gift our families are eternally thankful. Thanks also to Ronen Sherman, Kim’s husband, for his assistance with Ellis and Elaine.

Ellis and Elaine loved spending time at their Betsie River Cottage and mushrooming. They also enjoyed traveling together. They made two trips together to Omaha Beach for D-Day anniversary events. They also attended events at the D-Day Museum in New Orleans (Ellis was a D-Day survivor). Elaine was a diehard Michigan fan (that’s an understatement!)

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 11 a.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Anthony Dickerson officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 4-7 p.m.

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James “Jim” Dean Tallman of Chelsea was born on Dec. 14, 1945.

He left our world and his illness behind on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Jim was a loving, caring, likeable guy who knew no enemies.

He made lasting impressions wherever he went, whether it was out on the water fishing, enjoying 18 holes on the golf course, or spending time at the beach with his family. After graduating from MSU in 1969, Jim spent 34 years teaching and coaching at Chelsea High School, then retired to spend winters at Quail Run Resort, in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

He traveled the US with his wife and family taking memorable camping and fishing trips throughout his life.

A memorial service will be held on March 6, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, with visitation at noon prior to the service.

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