Ann Kelley Boice

Areas of Achievement: 
Children's Literature

Honored By

Honored by: Boice, Fred
Date submitted: October 24, 2006

Ann Kelley Boice was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on May 7, 1932, the daughter of Victor H. and Mary Pinckard Kelley. She married Fred Tait Boice on December 23, 1952, and has five children: Henry Kelley, Mariann Tait, Jennifer Lynn, Fred Tait, Jr. and Margaret Ellen.

She received her B.A. in Education from the University of Arizona in 1953 and her MA in Education in 1971. She taught elementary school until her retirement in 1992.

Her community volunteerism and honors include:

Tucson Women of the Year for work in day care, 1970
President of Junior League of Tucson, 1971
President of Peter Howell School PTA, 1973
President of Tucson Association for the Education of Young Children, 1973
Chair of Tucson Women's Commission, 1978-80
President of Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona, 1987-88
President of Casa de los Ninos Abused Children's Center, 1990-91
Women's Studies Advisory Council Board Member, 1990-93, Chair of Development Committee
Vice-President of Assistance League, 1996-97, Philanthropic Projects
Secretary of First Steps Day Care Board, 1989-94; Chair of Board, 1995
Chair of Board of Trustees of Tucson Community School, 1997-98
U of A College of Education Advisory Board, 1994-2005; President, 1994-95
U of A Alumni Association's Distinguished Citizen Award, 1996
U of A Alumni Association Centennial Achievement Award, 1998
Habitat for Humanity Board, 2000-present
Foster Care Review Board, 5 years
Published children's book, "Adventures of Rabbit and Coyote," 2001