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Gerald William Boyd
Oct 3, 1932 - Aug 10, 2013
Posted by:  Beck Rodgers

Gerald William Boyd, 80, of Ponca City, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his home. Gerald was born on October 3, 1932 in Maramec, OK to Audray and Flora (Lesher) Boyd.

He was raised and attended school in the Quay, OK area.

Gerald served in the US Air Force from 1950-1954 and was stationed in Japan. Gerald married Edna Simmons on June 1, 1954 in Yale, OK and they made their home in Ponca City. He owned and operated Boyd’s Welding Shop for many years before working at Mertz and later for the Ponca City Public Schools as the Maintenance Director working there until his retirement in 1993. At that time he was able to become a full-time farmer/rancher which is what he wanted to do his whole life. He loved all of his horses, cows, goats and donkeys like they were his children. Gerald was a hard worker and always enjoyed a challenging project. He could design and build anything that he dreamed up.

Going to check the cows with Edna and spending time with his kids and his grandkids, were his favorite things to do.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents.

Gerald is survived by his wife Edna, son-Rick Boyd and his wife Lori Young Boyd of Ponca City, daughter-Susan and her husband Greg Butts of Ponca City. Grandchildren; Keri Boyd, Lendsi Edwards and Tom Butts. Great Grandchild-Karsin Edwards. Brothers; Jack Boyd of Washington state and Jim Boyd of the Philippines.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerald’s name to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 N. Union, Ste 104, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Graveside services will 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain Mike Sweetman, of Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, officiating. Military honors will be provided by The Honors Detail from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OK.

Edna Jean Boyd
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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

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March 7, 1937 - June 2, 2018

Edna Jean Boyd Longtime resident of Ponca City passed away peacefully Saturday June 2, 2018 at Creekside Village in Ponca City, OK at the age of 81. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday June 6, 2018 at Eastern Heights Christian Church with Pastor Mark Berry officiating. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Casket bearers are Tom Butts, Roy Sims, Tyler Caveney, Zach Sims, Bruce Caveney and Roy Sims Jr. Honorary Casket bearers are member of her Life Group. The family has requested any memorial contributions be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma 445 Fairview, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Edna as born March 7, 1937 in Maramec, OK the daughter of Orville and Opal Simmons. She received her education at the Quay school in Quay, OK. She married Gerald Boyd on August 1, 1954 and they moved to Austin, TX where Gerald was stationed with the Air Force. Once Gerald was discharged they moved back to Oklahoma and lived in several towns before moving permanently to Ponca City in 1955. A dear friend invited Edna to visit First Church of God soon after. She was a dedicated member for 55 years. After Gerald passed away in 2013 she became a member of Eastern Heights Christian Church and her life group was very special to her. Edna loved being a homemaker. She had one job outside the home which was the Ponca City Maintenance Secretary for 8 years. After retirement she worked side by side with her husband taking care of their cattle and farming. She enjoyed riding horses especially in parades with her American Flag, raising cattle and baking pies. Most importantly she loved her savior Jesus Christ and her family.

Edna is survived by her son, Rick and wife Lori (Young) Boyd of Quemado, New Mexico, daughter Susan and husband Greg Butts of Ponca City; sister Janie Sims of Mannford, OK She has two granddaughters Keri Jackson and Lendsi Boyd, one grandson Tom Butts all of Ponca City; two great granddaughters, Karsin Edwards and Addison Jackson both of Ponca City, OK.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, parents and brother Harvey Simmons and sister Viola Bowen.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma and Creekside Village Assisted Living. Edna loved everyone that helped take care of her. They all became her very special friends.

Online condolences can be made to: www.gracememorialchapel.net

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