Amanda Darlene Boyer
(1943 - 2010)

Amanda Darlene Boyer
Nickname: Mandy

December 15, 1943

June 2, 2010

On June 2nd 2010 Amanda Darlene Boyer 66 of Austin better known to her friends and family as Mandy succumbed to illness. Mandy fought hard for over a month in the ICU at St. David’s Northwest Hospital and proved to all what a strong heart and mind can accomplish. Never will there be a more positive, upbeat and inspiring woman as Mandy and she enriched the lives of everyone who met her. Mandy’s love for life was apparent in every walk of her life no matter what the circumstance, she took on every new challenge with a great big smile. Her favorite saying was “As long as I’m above ground with no flowers above my head today is a good day”.

-Just one example of Amanda’s drive and determination would be that after having her first child James she was so determined to have a second that even though she lost 9 children and was told she’d never be able to have any more kids she believed she could. After so many failed pregnancies she was able to conceive and deliver safely another son Andrew.

-Amanda defined the word selflessness often doing without to make sure others were taken care of. She always put others before herself from always making sure her boys were taken care of, or her consistent concern for her granddaughter Brittainny, to her nightly calls to her daughter in law to be Paula. Even after lengthy stays in the hospital she would get out of the hospital and immediately begin to bake and cook for her family and friends. Amanda would walk a mile to the nearest shopping center to deliver pies, cookies and cakes to the people at her pharmacy, grocery store, bank, and her apartment office people.

-In her younger days she was very athletic competing in volleyball, track, cheerleading and golf. She was an exceptional softball player and played in a California league of mostly men where she pitched 90 plus mph.

-It’s been said many times that good things come in small packages and in her case never was this so true, a tiny woman with a great big heart and endless energy who defied the odds on a daily basis but through sure will was able to accomplish great things and has left an enduring impression on everyone she knew. Amanda was a great mother, wife and friend and will be greatly missed.

Amanda was born December 15th 1943 in Greensburg Indiana to a difficult home life that she was eventually rescued from by her very loving and nurturing parents William F. Alexander and wife David Ellen.

Amanda was proceeded in death by her husband James Lee Boyer and sister Linda Alexander. She is survived by her sons James Christopher Boyer and Andrew Christian Boyer; daughter in law Paula Chanel Seger; granddaughter Brittainny Cherie Boyer; sister Rita Mitchel and Stephen Zamarripa who she thought of as a son.

To her there was no distinction between friends and family and therefore her extended family includes the Seger’s, Hanfords, Zamarripas, Lardner’s, Joseph’s, Scholz’s, Mungers, Pinckard’s, Smith’s, Cemper’s, Fluitts and Kolar’s. There are so many more people she loved and I apologize if I didn’t mention you by name but please know if youre in attendance you were in her heart.

Amanda Darlene Boyer, 66, of Austin, Texas passed away on June 2, 2010. She was born on December 15, 1943 in Greensburg, Indiana to parents William Francis Alexander and David Ellen.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 7, 2010 at Beck Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville, Texas

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I remember all the times you cooked spaggetti and chilli for Brittainny and I. You always made the best! I will miss you dearly! May God bless you and your famiy!
Amber Evans Poggemiller (Grandaughter Brittainny's)
January 17th, 2011
It was when Paula and Drew were dating that Mandy was introduced into our family’s lives. What a delightful friend she became to all of us.
When we invited her to our family gatherings, she would always ask what we needed in the way of food as she loved to cook.
She loved to go to Disney in Florida and one year she asked Bob and I if we would like to join her and Paula and Drew and Brittany on a trip to Disney and we said, of course. How could you turn Mandy down! She planned every restaurant meal and all the other details. What a planner she was! We had the best time. She was such a joy to be around. We loved her very much.
In spite of her frail condition, she would always tell me” as long as there is no dirt above my head, it’s a good day!” She was in pain most of the time, but you could not meet a more positive person than Mandy.
She loved to go to Shiner to visit Mama and Raymond and go to my sister’s, place. If she were able, you could count on her to be there. She loved Christmas and Thanksgiving. She just loved life and being part of our family and those feelings were mutual by all who knew her.
Oh, how she loved Brandon, Carlin, and Ana! It gave her such joy to see those precious grandbabies! Well, she loved everyone else too!
She always told me how much she loved Paula, who was like a daughter to her. Paula loved her very much too. Paula and Drew were very attentive to her and every weekend they would take her out to eat or shopping. She would talk to Paula on the phone every day.
She would always end her conversation on the phone with “my love to both of you”.
My love to you Mandy. I miss you so much.

Eva Seger (Friend)
June 13th, 2010
Mandy donated her time and efforts to deliver delicious treats and baked goods to the staff at NDG. We especially loved her chocolate pies and cakes. She filled our chocolate cravings in the late afternoons a time or two! She helped us stay upbeat and ready to take on the demands of the design world through good eating. We will all remember her fondly.
Rebecca Hanford (Friend)
June 8th, 2010
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"I know Mandy will be with us at every holiday and every gathering! She wouldn't think of missing one. We will miss seeing her, but we will always feel her presence."
Tamara Scholtz
June 8th, 2010
"Mandy was such a sweet, loving and strong lady, we will truly miss her."
Jacqueline Joseph
June 4th, 2010
"She was a terrific lady with joy in her heart. We will miss her greatly. Cheers to Mandy!"
Rebecca Hanford
June 4th, 2010
"Mandy's amazing heart finally outgrew her tiny packaging... Now her love fills the heavens with no bounds. You & Paula have been exceptional & caring, your tender words & warm hands made her crossing comfortable and peaceful. Her memory lives on.."
David Hanford
June 4th, 2010
"She was the most positive person I knew. We will all miss her so much."
Emily McCubbin
June 4th, 2010
"I was blessed to know her in this life and to consider her family. Although she'll be missed in body, she'll be with all of us in spirit. I look forward to seeing her again. I am very sorry for your loss."
Tamara Scholtz
June 4th, 2010


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