Gene R. Boydston

Gene R. Boydston, a 67-year-old Gurnee resident, passed away at Lake Forest Hospital on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2013.  He was born in Chicago on November 12, 1945.  He graduated from Round Lake High School.  Gene served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Sergeant.  He was the beloved husband of 43 years to Robin K. {nee Roane} Boydston, whom he wed on May 23, 1970 in Park Ridge, IL; the cherished father of Kimberly (Martin) Mayer and Brenda (Jason) Stoneham; the doting grandfather or “Papa” of Kirstyn, Dylan, & Allisyn Mayer, and Emily, Kylie, Bryce, Ashlyn, & Tyler Stoneham.  His son Craig Joseph Boydston preceded him in death.  Friends of the family may join them for memorial visitation at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 3, 2013 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, commencing at 10 a.m.  Inurnment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gene’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, would be appreciated.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

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