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Gene R. Boyd, 91, of Roscoe, died Sunday, December 23, 2018 in his home. Born March 3, 1927 in Rockford, the son of Robert and Emma (Caldwell) Boyd. He married Muriel C. Anderson and enjoyed 69 years together until her death on March, 21, 2017. Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Corps and a member of the Masons. He spent his life's work building roads; first for the Winnebago County Highway Department and ended his career as Vice President of paving for Sjostrom Construction. Gene was a life-long fisherman and spent his retirement years building a lake, 9-hole golf course, and wildlife refuge in Argyle, WI, for his family and friends to enjoy. He was a supporter of Nygren Wetlands locally and contributed to several wildlife conservation agencies.
He is survived by his children, Bennett (Lisa) Boyd of Paducah, KY, Bradley (Debbie) Boyd of Argyle, IL, and Bonnie (Hank Kornelius) Boyd of Lake Sherwood, MO; grandchildren, Dylan Boyd, Derek Boyd, Collin Boyd and Shannon Daily; great-grandchildren, Annika Boyd, Bailey Boyd, Blake Daily and Ethan Daily; along with 8 nephews and 3 nieces. Predeceased by granddaughter, Hannah Leigh Boyd.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State St., Rockford with Reverend Dave Wood officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 or Bethesda Covenant Church.

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  1. JoAnne Bonnell

    My condolences to the whole Boyd family during this difficult time. He had a long, well-lived life full of love and respect from his treasured family members. I will be thinking of you all.

  2. Sally Vogt

    My thoughts and prayers to the Boyd family. May memories of good times together provide you solace during this time. My deepest sympathies.


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