Mary Love Boyce, 63, Realtor, farm owner

November 07, 2003

Mary Love Boyce, a Realtor who owned and operated a Baltimore County horse-riding farm, died of cancer Oct. 31 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Rodgers Forge resident was 63.

Born Mary Love Grunow in Far Hills, N.J., she was a 1969 graduate of Margery Webster Junior College in Washington.

After her marriage in 1965 to William Graham Boyce III, the couple ran Bacon Hall Equestrian Center in Glencoe. They were later divorced. In 1979, she set up her own farm on Garrison Forest Road, where she gave riding lessons to children.

She participated in the Baltimore-Washington Jumping Classic, an equestrian show held annually.

In 1990, she changed careers and started selling residential real estate in Baltimore County. She initially worked at O'Connor, Piper & Flynn, and later at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Towson-Lutherville office.

"Her customers loved her, and much of her business was repeat and through referrals," said Claudia Januchowski, her manager at Coldwell Banker.

Ms. Boyce was active in the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and the Women's Council of Realtors.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Glyndon, where she was a communicant and served on the altar guild.

Survivors include a son, William Graham Boyce IV of Sparks; her companion, Howard Hecht of Rodgers Forge; and two grandchildren.

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