Boyd Boyer

Obituary of Boyd Harris Boyer

Boyd Harris Boyer, beloved husband and father, passed away from this life on Friday, October 14, 2022. Boyd was born on September 16, 1932 in Neligh, Nebraska to Vernon Guy and Edna Boyer (Blair). He married Mary Ann Soulier on December 3, 1952 in Lynwood, California, where he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Boyd rose to the rank of Petty Officer Third Class while serving on the USS Onslow as an Aviation Machinist’s mate with the Navy Patrol Squadron, VP-19, during the Korean War.

Survived by:  4 Daughters: Corinne Bennett, Beverly Ulmer, Teresa Baca, Marilyn Boyer.

                          8 Grandchildren

                         14 Great Grandchildren

                          2 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by his wife of 65 years

                One Son

                One Grandson

                One Great Grandson

Boyd grew up in Meadowgrove, NE, where he lived on a farm with his Aunt and Uncle; His mother had passed away when he was quite young. He met Mary Ann on a blind date while they were still in high school. After graduation he moved to California and joined the Navy. Some of the jobs he held after the Navy were TV Antenna Installations, door to door Kirby vacuum sales, Lilly cup factory, selling life insurance through AAL, carpentry work in Tilden with his father-in-law Frank Soulier, tool grinding and lastly, he drove a Semi Truck coast to coast for over 30 years. Mary Ann joined him for the last 7 years and they enjoyed many adventures together. Post retirement included many activities in the community they lived in, chess and cribbage were his favorites as well as being very active in his church. He was passionate about his work with the Lutheran Braille Workers, where they made Braille bibles that were distributed worldwide.

Boyd was Baptized , confirmed and married in the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. We thank and praise our Lord for his devoted life of faith and his Godly direction and instruction. We are blessed with the knowledge that he is now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Memorials may be made to: 

Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc

PO Box 5000

Yucaipa, CA 92399-1450


Viewing at 9:00 A.M on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church 

Funeral Service to follow at 9:30 A.M.

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Funeral Mass

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Fountain of Life Lutheran Church
710 S. Kolb Rd.
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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