Dwight A. Boyce was born on October 14, 1910, in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. He attended schools in Ludlow, Massachusetts, and graduated from Ludlow High School. Boyce furthered his education at the Cummington School of Art in Cummington, Massachusetts. For many years he owned and operated a florist shop in Ludlow. He also worked as a florist in Montpelier, Vermont. In addition to being a florist, Dwight Boyce played piano in local Montpelier establishments. He also wrote and drew pictures for Good Old Days and Country Life.