Trina Lyn Boyce

Date of Birth

June 6, 1951

Date of Death

February 1, 2019

Trina Lyn Boyce died on February 1st, 2019 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was the daughter of Theresa Madeline (Weber) Boyce and Richard Godfrey (Farrell) Boyce. Trina was born on June 6, 1951 in Santa Barbara, CA and was raised there attending local schools Hope, La Colina and San Marcos. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont in 1973.

She had a life-long career as a computer programming systems analyst. She moved to Los Angeles in 1974 where she worked for Transamerica Insurance Group. She returned to Santa Barbara in 1985 to purchase a home and work for Applied Magnetics Corporation in Goleta. In 1994, she accepted a position with the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, where she worked until her retirement in 2016.

Trina loved animals, genealogy and gardening. She also loved science, especially astrophysics, genetics and evolution. She loved her pets, especially her dogs Korney, Sheba and Bear. She was a long-time supporter of the Fund for Animals.

Trina was preceded in death by her parents and her half-sister Patricia Lee (Boyce) Averill. She is survived by her beloved son Paul David Farrell, his kind wife Amelia Bell Farrell and their sweet daughter Ava Lyn Farrell of Thousand Oaks, her caring sister Linda Marie (Boyce) Newman of Santa Barbara and Linda’s talented son Christofer Jason Newman of San Jose.

Following a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 12th, Trina will be buried at the Goleta Cemetery near her home. Please visit to leave an online memory or condolence. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.


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