Eugene Boyd Stoddard Whatever a man does leaves a trail behind and in his passing he leaves indications of the manner of man he is, of his character, and even something of his plans. It requires only the observing and understanding eye to read what the trail can show. Nor does any person stand completely alone in this world. For when he passes, he brushes, perhaps ever so slightly, on others and each is never quite the same thereafter. - Louis Lamour Eugene Boyd Stoddard passed away at his home in Washington, UT, on November 19, 2012. Gene was born September 21, 1927, to Wes and Melba Hall Stoddard. He was raised and educated in Ogden UT and Southern CA. As a young man he traveled with his Dad drilling water wells throughout the western states. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a successful business-owner in Azusa, CA for 42 years. Gene's children, with his former wife; Chris, Byron and Suzanne are the joy and pride of his life. Gene loved his family and was a man who believed in God, His miracles, and second chances. He guided his family with positive affirmation based on stalwart opinions and strong personal beliefs. Gene happily retired in 1989 and moved back to Utah. He was an avid golfer; and he seriously enjoyed billiards, bowling, camping, and fishing the Greys River, or simply reading a good book. He excelled in all and always stayed tuned in to his favorite sports teams as well as current events. Family vacations to "The Stoddard Farm" in West Point were special times with extended family and fun-loving friends. Gene is dearly loved by his wife Jan of 40 years, who played right along with him enjoying the second half of his life. The grandkids, extended family, and cherished pets kept Gene young and active. Those he leaves behind will forever celebrate his life; and those he is reunited with will rejoice -- his Mom and Dad, sisters Doris and Joyce; brother Jack, and several good friends. Gene's wishes were to have no public service. Arrangements for a private family homage has been entrusted to the care of SereniCare Funeral Home. You may share memories and condolences at www.serenicare.com. The family extends their deepest gratitude to the Alliance Hospice team, the medical team for their tender loving care; and to the many dear friends and neighbors who have offered help through this difficult time. We are so thankful to have shared our lives with such a special man.