Born in Piggott, Ark., on May 20, 1918, she was the daughter of T.C. Easterwood and Florence Fitzgerald Easterwood of Piggott. Mrs. Boyd was a graduate of Piggott High School, where she was valedictorian of her class.
Mrs. Boyd was the wife of the late W.D. "Butch" Boyd, mother of the late James Mark Boyd and sister of the late Lorene McNeil, the late Almeda Watson and the late L.T. Easterwood. She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Beaton and her husband, Judge John M. Beaton, of Kennett; her grandchildren, John Boyd Beaton and his wife, Tiffany, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Laura Beaton and Ron Beaton, both of Kennett; one great-grandson, Chandler Beaton, of Poplar bluff; one sister, Mary Kathryn Weir and her husband, Andrew, of Flint, Mich., and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Boyd married W.D. "Butch" Boyd on Jan. 3, 1938, in Jonesboro, Ark. They resided in Clarkton, Mo., and Campbell, Mo., during their marriage and were the owners of Boyd's Dept. Store in Clarkton, Boyd's Peach Orchard and Boyd's Farm in the Campbell area.
Mrs. Boyd had a large and loving family, and a special circle of friends. She was a lovely and gracious lady with a kind and very generous spirit. With both Family and Friends, she shared the joys and sorrows of life and gave of her time and love to all. Included in her circle were many young people in the community, who came to Mrs. Boyd and her late husband for advice, comfort and camaraderie, and who looked to Mr. and Mrs. Boyd as mentors.
Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Campbell United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, needlework, reading and most especially, spending time with her family.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell with the Rev. Barron Willer officiating.
Pallbearers will be John Boyd Beaton, Ronald James Beaton and Thomas Bobay.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Bootheel Regional Human Needs Center in Kennett, and the Campbell United Methodist Church.
Landess Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of arrangements.