Monday, April 4, 2005

Lee Boyd

Lee Boyd, our friend and neighbor from Sunnyvale has passed away after a long illness. We met Lee when he worked as the real estate agent who sold us our house. He retired shortly thereafter. (Maybe we were tough customers.) We were fortunate to have him and his wife, Marie, as our friends and neighbors. Lee taught Lisa how to make bread from scratch. We remember fondly "Pasta Night" at the Boyd's house. When Lee had problems with his Macintosh computer, he used to call us up and say "The ox is in the ditch". Lee was an active cyclist and golfer in his retirement. He had been a high school teacher, coach and referree. He knew people all over the county. He continued as a marshal at Silver Creek until his illness made that impossible. Interesting, he introduced us to another couple from California who had lived at Silver Creek and ended up moving to our area in North Carolina. We're now good friends. We all remember Lee as a great guy. We offer our condolences to his family.

The San Jose Mercury News published his obituary on 4/4/2005.

Lee Alfred Boyd Born March 9, 1930 in Lead, South Dakota lost his long and brave battle with leukemia on March 30, 2005 with his wife of 54 years by his side. He is survived by his wife, Marie, sister Deloris Grantman of Florida, three daughters, Linda Jarvis of Alameda, Beverly Pfeiffer of Vacaville, Judy Sloan of Redwood City and a son, Brian Boyd of Woodinville, Washington. He was a loving grandfather and friend to eight grandchildren and was devoted to his family and friends.

There will be a Rosary at Lima Family Mortuary, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 with Visitation from 5:00 to 9:00. A Mass will be at St. Martins Church, 593 Central Avenue, Sunnyvale on Thursday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos Hills. Memorials are preferred to the Leukemia Society, 675 North First Street, San Jose 95112.