Obit: Boyson, J. Peter (? - 1978)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Boyson, Autry, Webb, Western

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/27/1978

Boyson, J. Peter (? – 20 July 1978)

A well-known area television and radio personality, 1950’s Hollywood actor and father of a former Neillsville resident was buried Monday in Eau Claire.

J. Peter Boyson, 56 passed away at his home Thursday, July 20, after a short illness. Boyson had been in the radio, television and movie business for a number of years and for the last eight years had been with EAU-TV and WAXX-FM.

Boyson’s son, Bob, resided in Neillsville for a number of years and worked in radio here before moving on to a similar position in La Crosse.

J. Peter Boyson began his media employment in 1944 when he worked for WTMJ in Milwaukee. He also worked for WCTN radio and television in Minneapolis and radio and stations in Winona, Minn. And Rice Lake.

In the 1950’s, Boyson acted in several Hollywood movies, mostly westerns with Gene Autry and Johnny Western. He also had a supporting role in the Jack Webb movies, “Pete Kelly’s Blues.”

Boyson’s funeral was held from the Immaculate Conception Church, Eau Claire, with the Prock Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



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