My father-in-law, Sherman Boivin, age 94, passed away on October 21, 2010.
A life-long resident of Sonoma County, California, Mr. Boivin was born in Petaluma in 1916. He graduated from Petaluma High School in 1934. After attending Santa Rosa Junior College, Mr. Boivin transferred to Stanford University, graduating in 1939.
Mr. Boivin was a veteran of World War 2, entering the U.S. Army as a lieutenant. He moved to the U.S. Air Force in 1946 as a captain and then left military service in the 1950s as a lt. colonel.
He spent the rest of his career in government service, working for various departments. He was an Assistant Chief Administrator for the Atomic Energy Commission, retiring in 1970. He and his wife, Phoebe Barnes Boivin, retired to their home in Santa Rosa for the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Boivin passed away in 2007.
Mr. Boivin leaves behind three children: Nancy O’Connor of Eugene, Oregon; Alan Boivin of Topanga, California; and Sharon Hoyle of Salem, Oregon. He also leaves four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The following video was prepared to be shown at Mr. Boivin’s memorial service on December 4, 2010 in Santa Rosa, California. The video is somewhat edited and shortened from the final DVD version.