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Kay Frances Boynton
Jan. 19, 1939-Oct. 9, 2022
Mtn. View, California

Kay Frances (Fahnanstiel) Boynton has returned to her Savior, Jesus Christ on October 9, 2022. She was born January 19, 1939 to John F. Fahnanstiel and Frances E. Bray Fahnanstiel in Saginaw, MI. She lived her childhood there, attending Sts. Peter and Paul Grade School and High School and continued her education at Central Michigan University, receiving a B.A. in Education. She married soon after and moved to California, living in Southern California for 2 ½ years, where 2 daughters were born. They moved to Mtn. View, where her 3rd daughter was born and she spent the rest of her years there.

Kay was very involved in her daughters school activities, Bobby Sox Softball teams, Brownies and Campfire Programs. She did substitute teaching over the years and began working for Bank of America, advancing from general teller to Officer and went on to use her teaching skills in the 13-branch school for new employees, retiring after 16 years. She worked for the Mtn. View Voice newspaper and the American Red Cross.

Throughout her life, Kay was active in many organizations, serving as chairman and in various offices, volunteering, ministering to shut-ins and others. She was very active in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, in which she made many friends and researched her German-Russian genealogy for her family.

Kay leaves behind, 3 daughters-Colleen Boynton Brock, Kerry and Katy Boynton, as well as 4 grandchildren: Brendon, Taylor and Olivia Brock and Brittany Boynton. Her parents and brother, John E. Fahnanstiel predeceased her.

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From June Casey
Oct. 21, 2022
I remember Kay as a very nice person. I am sorry to hear about her passing. My deepest symathy to her family. June Casey
Memorial service
A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Cyprian’s Church, 195 Leota Ave, Sunnyvale, CA. A Reception will follow in the Church Community Room. Private scattering of ashes at Big Sur, CA.
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In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Mountain View-Los Altos Community Services Agency. Link:

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