Roselynn Beatrice Boyles
January 31, 1931 - February 15, 2024

Roselynn  Beatrice  Boyles

Roselynn Beatrice Boyles
Jan 31, 1931 - Feb 15, 2024

Roselynn  Beatrice  Boyles
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Roselynn Beatrice (Smith) Boyles, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on February 15, 2024, in Ames, Iowa, at the age of 93. Roselynn was born on January 31, 1931, in Harlan, Kentucky, to John and Beatrice (Culbertson) Smith. She spent her childhood in Kentucky, Virginia, and eventually settled in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Roselynn graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1949 and went on to attend Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee, where she graduated in 1953. It was at Tusculum where she met the love of her life, Norman Boyles, and they were married on June 26, 1954, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

A dedicated educator turned homemaker, Roselynn poured her heart into her family and community. During their incredible 66-year marriage, Roselynn and Norman shared a love of traveling. They traveled extensively across the United States and ventured on cruises to Alaska and Hawaii, as well as across Europe. They also served as enthusiastic ambassadors for Iowa State University (ISU) Athletics within the Big 8 and Big 12 conferences.

Roselynn was an active member and volunteer of the First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa, where she was also involved in the Ruth Church Circle. She generously volunteered her time at Mary Greeley Medical Center and was a proud member of the ISU Women's Club, as well as a supporter of Iowa State Athletics.

In her leisure time, Roselynn enjoyed reading, traveling, bridge, and knitting, but above all, she cherished moments spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Roselynn is survived by her three children: Rebecca (Martin) Jones, Leslie Weible, and Mark (Clara) Boyles, as well as her grandchildren Malorie (Brad) Hall, Genesee Jones, Jessica (Matthew) Keane, Laura (Louie) Novak, Evan Weible, Briana Boyles, Natalie Boyles, and great grandchildren Emery and Holden Hall; Billy, Johnny, and Joey Keane; Roselynn and Margaret Novak. Also surviving is her nephew David (Debbie) Boyles. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Beatrice Smith, her husband Norman Boyles, her brother-in-law Clarence Boyles, and nephew Greg Boyles.

Roselynn will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her legacy of love, kindness, and devotion will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched. May she rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church at 516 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be directed to

Ed Hendrickson on Feb 26, 2024

My sympathies to you, I have known the Boyles for many years, wonderful people.
Ed Hendrickson sr

Diane Oppedal on Feb 22, 2024

Dear Becky, Leslie and Mark, Sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother, Roselynn. She was such a dear lady and a wonderful neighbor and friend of mine on Cleveland Drive. I loved her very much. I know you and your family have wonderful memories to keep in your hearts and to share with one another. Wishing you all comfort and peace. Diane Oppedal

Gloria Jones Erickson on Feb 21, 2024

I have fond memories of Roselynn growing up on 25th Street. I will always remember her smile and her southern accent. She was a sweet lady. Gloria Jones Erickson

Joan Bowles on Feb 21, 2024

I got to know Roselynn when Norm was with the Faculty Rep for ISU Athletics. She was such a lovely woman and always wanted to hear about others and their families. Sending condolences to the family.

Russ and Deb Schuster on Feb 20, 2024

Thinking and praying for your family during this difficult time. May all the happy memories you have help comfort you in the days ahead. Russ and Deb Schuster

Keith Bailey on Feb 20, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. Roselynn was a good friend of

I am so sorry for your loss. She and Elaine spent a lot of time on church craft projects. They had a great of fun, + valued friendship. Regards Keith Bailey



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