Beverly Boyd

Bevery Boyd PhotoBeverly Lee Boyd of Genesee died Monday, March 26, 2018 at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston. She was 88.

Beverly was born June 19, 1929 in Spokane to Donald L. and Irene K. Mulalley Bressler. Donald died when Beverly was very young. Her mother married Robert E. Berger and raised Beverly as his own, later adopting her.  She grew up and attended Genesee schools, graduating in 1947. She then enrolled at the University of Idaho where she was active in Alpha Phi Sorority, graduating with a degree in English in 1951. On June 6, 1951, she and Thomas G. Boyd were married at the Genesee Community Church. The couple move to California for three years for Tom to complete his Air Force commitment. She taught high school English after returning to Genesee in 1954 and continued to substitute teach over the years.

She and Tom began full time farming where she made “thousands of lunches” and helped with the farming operation. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, was a Blue Bird and Campfire Leader, served on the board of the Genesee Community Church for several years and was active in the American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed oil painting and took many lessons. She served on the State of Idaho Parks and Recreation Board, was a “Legis-Lady” as Tom served in the Idaho House of Representatives. She enjoyed sporting events that involved her children and grandchildren and always remained her “children’s conscious”.

Surviving are her son Jeff (Rindi) Boyd of Genesee and daughters, Lisa Boyd-Anderson (Jay) of Genesee and Tracy (Pete) Greco of Wasilla, Alaska. She also leaves six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a sister, Sandra K. Blair of Lewiston.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Tom, in 2015 and her adoptive father, Robert E. Berger in 1969.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Genesee Community Church. Pastor Adam Bentley will officiate and burial will follow at the Genesee City Cemetery.

A luncheon and time of fellowship will be at the Genesee Fire Hall afterward.

Viewing will be at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Genesee Community Church Memorial Fund or to the Genesee Ambulance Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.

6 Responses to Beverly Boyd

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lisa, Tracy and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, she was such a wonderful, sweet woman, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With love,
    Corinne Kinman

  2. Orrin and Mary Kambitsch says:

    To the Boyd family, so sorry for your loss. We knew Tom and Bev for many years. We will miss seeing Bev at community functions. Orrin liked her as a teacher, too. Our sincere condolences.

  3. Curtis & Lois Hermann says:

    Jeff, Tracy, Lisa and Families
    We are sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was more than a second Mother for me – keeping me out of trouble, providing pre-game meals and a place to crash. The kindness your mother had for others is a special gift to the many people who had the privilege to know her and be blessed by her. Please accept our condolences and know that the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Curtis & Lois

  4. Julie & John Wedin says:

    To the Boyd Family,
    Our heart-felt sympathy to All!
    Bev was a true Gem.

    Julie & John

  5. Debby Peterson Russell says:

    Jeff, Tracy, and Lisa, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  6. AM says:

    My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Rev. 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.

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