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Boyd Mace Lynch, 77 - October 26, 2014

Boyd Mace Lynch, 77, of Cozad passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Lexington Regional Health Center, after suffering a stroke on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Services will take place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Neil Kloppenborg officiating.
Lynch was born Nov. 25, 1936, at Ewan, WA, to Beryl Mace and Maybelle J (Dettman) Lynch.
He attended school at St. John, WA, and served on the USS Shangri-La aircraft carrier with the United States Marine Corp from 1954 to 1956.
On Nov. 7, 1971, he married Martha Juanita Brown at the United Methodist Church in Farnam.
Lynch was employed as a construction laborer and loved traveling around the western United States, according to family members. He was an avid reader, especially science journals and books about world history.
His grandchildren brought much joy to his life, and he especially enjoyed having breakfast with Mace, discussing plans for the day and the weather, family members stated.
Lynch was preceded in death by: his parents, Beryl and Maybelle; two sisters—Dolores Hilliard and Bonnie Johnstone; a brother, Alan Lynch; three brothers-in-law—Wesley Hilliard, Douglas Bafus and David Johnstone.
?Survivors include: his wife, Martha Juanita; his daughters—Cecily Belle Lynch of Cozad and Valerie Nell (Michael) DeMarco; grandchildren—Mace Michael and Kensington Belle DeMarco of Gothenburg; two sisters—Gladys Bafus of Vancouver, WA, and Carolyn Hansen of Ohio; two brothers—Royce (Christa) Lynch of Cheney, WA, and Beryl (Linda) Lynch of St. John, WA; two sisters-in-law—Anna Fitzgerald Lynch of British Columbia, Canada, and Rosemary Kostman of Kennewick, WA; four brothers-in-law—Al Rinke of Paxton, Kenneth (Evonne) Brown of Gothenburg, Thomas (Claire) Brown of Tucson, AZ, and Vernon (Janice) Brown of Sergeant Bluff, IA; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Lynch family towards his grandchildren’s future education: 1521 Ave. C, Gothenburg, NE 69138.