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Boyd D Williamson Jr

June 21, 2015

Boyd D Williamson Jr

Boyd D Williamson Jr Boyd, 67, died 21 June 2015, 7 1/2 years after being diagnosed with ALS. The doctor gave him 3-5 years to live and Boyd decided instead of slowly dying, he would live every day until he died. He is a great example and a wonderful inspiration of enduring well to the end. Boyd was born into a military family and moved often in his childhood. As a tween he took two trail rides between New Mexico and Arizona. The trail rides unleashed his inner cowboy and ignited a lifelong love of all things western: roping, riding, wrangling, shooting, campfires, sleeping out under the stars, dutch oven dinners, western ballads, and western poetry. Boyd earned his Eagle Scout Rank at age 15, and was a scout or scout leader for over 50 years. His life exemplified the 12 points of the scout law: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Some of Boyd's favorite things are date nights and road trips with his wife, family vacations, time with his grand-kids, hiking, camping, scuba diving, snorkeling, snow and water skiing, baseball, volleyball, fishing, and boating. He was a ham radio operator. His wife dubbed him "Superman" because he could fix or repair anything: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc. He is a man of enormous talent, ability, skill, and work ethic. Boyd graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and worked on a MBA. He had a fulfilling career in industrial security management, he began his career at Bell Helicopter, and ended it at L3. Boyd served his country in the USAF, AF Reserves, and Texas Air National Guard. Boyd met his wife Carol in Seminary during high school. After an endearing friendship, they fell into a deep love that they shared with their children. They are devoted to each other and enjoyed 47 good years of marriage together. Theirs is a young love, a forever love, a true love. They have 7 children: Tiffany, Wendy, Aaron (Linda), Nicole (Aaron), Deborah, Bonnie (Chris), and Joy. Boyd and Carol served a Spanish speaking inner city mission together. Boyd loved to serve, including being a Draper temple worker and Bishop. He had a deep love for his Heavenly Father and his Savior Jesus Christ. Boyd is survived by his wife, seven children, 24 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two sisters. Boyd's funeral is Thursday, June 25th at 2400 Alta Canyon in Sandy, Utah. There is a viewing from 9-10:30 a.m. The funeral is 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at Mountain View Memorial Park, 3115 E. Bengal Blvd. in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Arrangements are through Serenicare Funeral Home, 2281 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.
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