Stella Patricia Boynton passed away October 19, 2016, at the age of 94. She was born one of eight children to Adam and Mary Cereska on April 22, 1922, in Plantsville, Connecticut. After completing high school and saving enough money, she traveled west to California with the goal to marry a cowboy, which could be considered humorous, as Stella didn't care much for animals. While in California, she met Morris Leroy Boynton, who left Washington after World War II to study to be an airplane mechanic. Stella and Morris were married in Everett, WA July 2, 1949, and spent the next 57 years together until his death January 26, 2007. When she wasn't working on the family mink ranch, Stella worked as a legal secretary for law offices and in the Office of the Attorney General. Stella was active in the Catholic Church, PTA, Alderwood Garden Club, and Everett Yacht Club. She enjoyed sailing as long as there wasn't any wind! As soon as the sails filled with wind and the boat heeled over, Stella demanded Morris upright it. Because this caused such a ruckus on the water, a day with no wind was termed "Mama Weather" among the sail boaters of the yacht club. In later years, the sailboat was traded for a powerboat and Stella and Morris journeyed on many cruises in the Pacific Northwest. Stella's interests included golfing, shopping, and traveling to many countries with Morris. Dining out and the luxury and amenities of cruise ships gave her great pleasure. Stella is survived by her sisters, Helen Heckman and Doris Pollack; her daughter, Noelle and husband, Ron Vitalich; son, David Boynton and wife, Nancy; grandchildren, Laura, Danika and Kalinah; and six great-grandchildren. A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 on November 4, 2016, at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway, Everett Washington. A reception will follow.