Boyce David Kendall ’50

Boyce David Kendall ’50 passed away Feb. 1 in San Antonio, Tex., surrounded by his loving family and the music of his favorite jazz artist, Bill Evans. Boyce was born Apr. 29, 1929, to the late Karle M. and Mary Sue Cox Kendall. He is lovingly known as “Daddy” to his daughters, Catherine Kendall Herrera (Edward) of Houston, Tex., Barbara “Bobbi” Kendall Stelzle (Scott) of Templeton, Calif., and Patricia Kendall of Lexington, Va. He will be dearly missed by his adoring grandchildren, Carolyn Herrera, Logan Head, Jake Stelzle, Christopher Sawyer, Ashley Garrett, and Tyler Garrett; his sister, Bettye “Suzy” Kendall of Boca Chica, Panama; niece, Paige Fossett; nephew, Ian Dunsmore; and his wonderful friend and companion, Lois “Kate” Reel of San Antonio, and her daughter, Susan Lynton, and family. Boyce graduated with honors from Texas Military Institute and magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Davidson College. He did postgraduate work at the University of Texas, Emory University, and on scholarship at the University of London. A Korean War hero, he became a professor of English specializing in 18th century satire and 17th century prose and poetry, a real estate broker, and an accomplished jazz pianist. His lively, intellectual wit delighted all who knew him.