Gia Boyum, 47, of Sioux Falls, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her Memorial Mass will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at The Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls. On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.
Gia was born on December 8th of 1969 to her mother Margherita J, (Marotta) Boyum and father James M Boyum (deceased) in Sioux Falls South Dakota.
She was always known for her kindness and loving heart. Gia could light up the room with her most wonderful laugh and bright beautiful smile. She loved to spend time with her many friends and family as well as her dog, Molly. Gia loved her many craft hobbies and gardening.
Gia is survived by: her mother, Margherita J. D’amato and stepfather, Dr. James A. D’amato of Newark, DE; her children, Joshua S. Boyum of Newark, DE, Brandon M. Barcus of Aberdeen, MD, Dakota L. Barcus of Quarryville, PA and Joshua R. Barcus of Virginia ; her two grandchildren, Haven Kelly and Brantley Schilling, her grandparents, James and Teresa Boyum of Dell Rapids; her aunts, Kathy and Susan Boyum and families; her uncles, Daniel, Mark and Tom Boyum and families and her extended family and many friends.
“No one could ever describe our mother in perfect words, it’s practically impossible. You really can’t put her into words to read about, but the only words to help you understand is that you truly just had to know her.”