Sarah Ann Boyle, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, peacefully passed away on September 24, 2023, in her hometown of Coleman, Texas. Born on February 19, 1925, Sarah led a life filled with love, compassion, and dedication to her family and community.
Born and raised in Coleman, Texas, Sarah was a proud member of the community throughout her life. She attended Coleman High School, where she developed a thirst for knowledge and a passion for helping others. After graduating, Sarah pursued her calling as a teacher’s aide, dedicating her time and energy to shaping the minds of young students in the Coleman Independent School District. Her commitment to education was unwavering, and she continued to support and nurture young minds until her retirement in 1988.
Sarah's legacy extends far beyond her professional accomplishments. She was a loving and devoted mother to her daughter Holli Boyle and her son Larry Boyle, providing unwavering support and guidance throughout their lives. Her grandchildren, Rory Dela Rosa, Kara Thompson, Shara Stewart and husband Willie, and Cody Boyle were the light of her life, and she treasured the moments spent with them. Sarah was also a proud great-grandmother to Senior Airman Tristan Thompson, Victoria Dougherty and husband Sgt. Thomas Dougherty, Jacob Stewart, Ashton Thompson, Braylon Stewart, and Brielle Stewart. Sarah also loved her extended granddaughter, Connie Cauvel and husband Shawn and friend and caregiver Joe Dela Rosa. Sarah's love for her family knew no bounds, and her presence in their lives will be profoundly missed.
Preceding Sarah in death are her parents, Guy and Lelia Smith Cullins; her husband, Lloyd Oran Boyle; her grandson, Rory Dela Rosa; and three great-grandchildren, Zavier Dela Rosa, Brendon Dela Rosa Thompson, and Ainslee Dela Rosa; and her siblings, Houston Cullins, Austin Cullins, Edna Mae Burkett, and Ruth Craft.
The family will host a visitation from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service celebrating her life at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2023, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Beets, chaplain at Coleman Home Health and Hospice, officiating. Dr. Chas Shira, pastor at First Baptist Church, will assist. Interment will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.
Pallbearers will be Tristan Thompson, Ashton Thompson, Jacob Stewart, Willie Stewart, Daryl Boyle, and Braylon Stewart.
The family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in memory of Sarah be made to Coleman Senior Center Meals on Wheels, 916 S. Concho Street, Coleman, Texas 76834 or to Coleman Home Health and Hospice, 1214 S. Commercial Avenue, Coleman, Texas 76834.
We invite you to share fond memories and words of comfort and condolence with the Boyle family by signing the guestbook on Sarah’s tribute page at www.stevensfuenralhome.com. Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Boyle family.