|First seen||"Sleeping Dogs Lie"|
|Last seen||"For Richer For Poorer"|
|Date of birth||-|
|Family|| Dora (mother)|
Bronco Lane (brother)
Pertunia Lane (sister)
Marlene Boyce was the wife of Boycie. She was initially just an unseen character, occasionally mentioned by her husband. She was a cheerful, slightly daffy woman whose burning, and seemingly unattainable, desire to have a child provided one of the show's earlier "soap opera" sub-plots. Details were occasionally revealed about Marlene's prior reputation as being popular with the local men; there was a consistent undercurrent of an affair between her and Del. She did finally have a son, Tyler. Questions over the latter's paternity, owing to Marlene's reputation and Boycie's low sperm count, were a recurring gag.