Roxy Boelz


Roxy Boelz, 72, Bismarck, ND, passed on from this life the morning of September 25, 2022.

Roxy was born on April 9, 1950, and grew up in Lakota, ND.  She graduated from Lakota High School and then went on to receive a Secretarial Science diploma from a local community college in Moorhead, MN.  She started working as a secretary at the accounting firm Eide, Helmeke, Boelz & Pasch (now Eide Bailly) in Fargo, ND, where she met her husband of 41 years, Dale Boelz.  She had two kids from a previous marriage, Robert Boelz, Denver, CO, and Terri Boelz, Ventura, CA.

So many people who encountered Roxy always remember the first time they met her; she made that much of an impression.  Such a genuine and kind soul; she had a tremendous amount of compassion and would help anyone who needed it.  Roxy was a natural caretaker, often putting the needs of others before her own.  Additionally, she was a health enthusiast:  Vegetarian for 40+ years, voracious runner much of her life, entering (and winning) 10k races, and attending many conferences to keep updated on health modalities. She also enjoyed reading and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Earl Nelson, Lakota, ND, her husband, Dale Boelz, Bismarck, ND, and grandson, Cole Boelz.

Cherishing her memory are her children, Robert Boelz, Denver, CO, and Terri Boelz, Ventura, CA; siblings, Lori Nelson (Bill Rivas), Sebastopol, CA, and Jeri (Mark) Rue, Floyd Knobs, IN; and nephews, Matt (Bridget) Rue, Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Evan Rue, Eugene, Oregon.

At her request, there will be no funeral service, and a celebration of life gathering will be held with family/friends at a later date.  We will miss her dearly.


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I met Roxy when we worked as home health aides in Fargo and we became friends. She was a kind, gentle soul with such a loving heart. My sympathies to her children, who meant the world to her. I’m blessed that our paths crossed. Love you, Roxy.

Thank you, Heather. My brother and I appreciate you taking the time to write those kind words. She is dearly missed.

Dear Bobby and Terri (Bobby that is what I called you when you were young and I babysat you in Fargo), I remember how lovely your mother was and I so admired the way she loved and raised you as a single mother and continued to so when she met and married Dale. I babysat a lot when I was a teen, however, the two of you were so sweet and fun and full of goodness that it was never a job for me – your mother’s influence made it that way. I pray that fond memories of your mother will help heal your grief. With love, Valerie (you called me Val)

Thank you, Val. Indeed, fond memories help keep her spirit alive. Bob and I appreciate you taking the time to write those kind words. She is dearly missed.

Robert and Terri, We are so sorry for your loss. We met your mom when she moved into her home here in Bismarck, as we are one of her across the street neighbors. Such a kind and friendly lady. We loved running into her at the mailbox. Our adult daughter often said when she saw Roxy, that she was her “old lady goals”! This last year she seemed to struggle more with things, we tried to help as we could. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Julie and Jefferie Hoffman

Thank you for your condolences and being such a good neighbor. Your daughter’s comment would have brought a big smile to mom’s face. Thank you for sharing that story. Terri & Robert

I always looked up to Roxy growing up across the street from her. She was kind and funny. I admired her dedication to her health and wellness. I’m so glad I got to see her at the all school reunion. You have my sympathy.

Thank you for your kind thoughts in memory of Mom. We miss her dearly.