Mary (Kate) Boyce was born 11/19/1931 to Dr. James and Catherine Colignon in Greenbay, Wisconsin. As a teen her family moved to Pasadena. On 8/30/1949 she married Gaylor Boyce and they honeymooned at the Langham. They had three children Robert, Marget, and Katherine (Kt) and three grandkids, Garrett Ghram, Dr. Mary Senstad, and Kenneth Senstad. She was an excellent chef, writer, and photographer. She lit up every room she entered. Kate was a parishioner of Sts. Felicitas & Pepetua. After years of being a devoted mother and housewife, at 54 she got her first job as Director of Catering at the Jonathan Club where she worked for 11 years. Newly retired at 65 she went into the San Marino Tribune for a paper and walked out with a job. She worked as the office manager until she was 84. Afterwards she enjoyed her visits to the Huntington library and Julienne, and her children and grandchildrens successes.
While at The Tribune, Boyce developed a solid following with several San Marino residents, who frequently dropped by to say hello. She was the original author of the Tribune’s Police Log, to which she added a humorous touch.
At one point Boyce asked that her work be placed under a pseudonym to protect her privacy. Mitch Lehman, then the editor of The Tribune, complied, literally. From that point on Boyce was known to the public as Sue Dunham. She relished the annumal Christmas card she would receivee from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich that was personally addressed to “Sue Dunham.”
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