John Eugene Boysen


On June 20th, 2018 cancer finally beat John Boysen after one hell of a fight.  John Eugene Boysen was born August 25, 1954 in Lancaster Pennsylvania to “Ted” Theophilus Henry Boysen, MD and “Jean” Regina Maria Danaher. He attended school in Rock Springs, WY and went on to attend the University of Wyoming where he studied Petroleum and Chemical Engineering. On May 17, 1975, he married his true love, “Deedee” Deidre Baur in Cheyenne. He continued with engineering and in May 1977 he earned his master’s degree.  His career took him from Uranium Solution Mining, to the FMC Trona Mines, to Custom Fabrication and then back to Laramie at the Western Research Institute.  WRI fueled his passion for making the world a better place. During his time there he worked on cleaning up numerous super fund sites and started to work internationally.  In 1992 he left WRI to become a partner in RT Corporation.  This sparked his entrepreneurial spirit, and in 1995 he started his own business, BC Technologies. His engineering work was a dedication to his passion for cleaning up the world and ‘leaving the campsite cleaner than he found it’.  He worked with oil and gas and the mining industry to clean up many sites, produce energy more efficiently, and commercialized water treatment options for the oil and gas industry that actually cleaned water.

 He was a man who was dedicated to his family. He and Deedee were married just over 43 years and loved each other with all of their hearts until the end. They had three children, Erin, Buddy, and Katie. He was a wonderful husband, father, and brother. He loved his dogs. He was an avid golfer, hunter, and general enjoyer of the outdoors. He loved to travel and sample delicious food anywhere he went. He enjoyed listening to music, playing cards, drinking wine, and telling hilarious stories. His sweet soul will be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his wife Deedee, children Erin Bohnet, “Buddy” Robert & wife Jessica Boysen, and Katie & husband Dan Wienecke, and grandchildren “Jack”  John Boysen, “Sammy” Samantha Bohnet, and “Reggie” Regina Wienecke, his siblings “Bob” Robert Boysen, Clara Bunning, and Louise Bertagnoli, their spouses, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Laramie, Meredith & Jeannie Ray Cancer Center, or the Shriners Hospitals For Children. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

 A celebration of John’s Life will be from 1:00-4:00 Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, 603 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82072. Please bring your memories of John to share.


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  • Anonymous

    “John was the brightness engineer I ever had the pleasure of knowing. John didn’t just work outside the box; he never knew there was a box to restrict his thinking. His creative mind made him fun to work with whether he was removing water from Usibelli coal, freezing water from its impurities in his ponds, or just straightening out some state regulators – which he was really good at doing. Because of his humor and wit John was fun to be around all the time whether having a drink, playing golf, or just sitting in a duck blind with him and his son Buddy on a cold winter day. John has passed, as we all will, and has jointed many of the old WRI gang who have gone before him, including, Susan Sorini Wong, Bob Heneger, Donette Faber, and Janet Oberle. I miss him dearly and I wait until I see him again and once more hear his smooth and deep voice. My love, support, and warmth to you Deedee and your children; Erin, Buddy, and Katie, Dr. Russ Renk WRI 1986 - 1990"

  • Dave Polhamus

    As a family friend and closer friend to his brother, Bob, I got to know John when he was in junior high or maybe high school. As I remember, he was an excellent swimmer. He would often "rough house" with the family dog "Ralph". John had a quick wit and loved to laugh and make jokes. He was fun to be around. I'm sorry for the loss.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so much Dave. I appreciate your kind words and fond memories of my husband. God bless you. Deedee

  • Nancy Halsey

    Many thoughts and prayers to you Deedee and the family. I will miss his great smile. I am at Stone Meadow Health if you need to visit. 745-8298

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Nancy. And thank you for all the good care you gave John over the many years of his battle against cancer. He really appreciated your advice and concern for his health. Thanks for the heads up on your change of location. We were so saddened when you left the Cancer Center. Deedee

  • Magallon family

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult moment. May the God of all comfort give you strength to endure the pain you are going through. “The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken”-John 5:28,29

  • Barbara McCord

    John put up a good fight. His love for you kept him around a long time. Deedee, Buddy, Erin, Katie may the love of friends and family around you provide comfort and peace. We all have great memories of John. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless. Love to you Barbara and Jim McCord

  • Ann Hefenieder

    So very sorry for your loss, Deedee. Holding you in my thoughts.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Ann. I appreciate your kindness. I love knowing you and look forward to getting to know you better. Deedee

  • Dana Carlsen

    Dee Dee and family, John was the best! Such a big heart and so much caring for others. We will all miss him. He is at Peace now. God Bless all of you. Much love, Dana, Chuck and Steph ?

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so much Dana. John was a very good man and he sure enjoyed knowing you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Love, Deedee

  • Phillip Bodkins

    John was a great person to work for and it was a honor to know him and his family. May God bless him and all his family.


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