Boyd, Donald Edgar (August 6, 1905 - June 26, 1970)


Douglas Budget - July 2, 1970

Funeral services for Donald Edgar Boyd, 65, were held June 30 at Stark-Lapham Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Clark of the United Methodist Church officiating. Masonic rites were conducted by Ashlar Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M., and burial was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Boyd died June 26 in Douglas following an extended illness. He was born in Central City, Nebr. August 6, 1905, and had been a resident of Wyoming for 50 years, having moved to Lost Springs with his family in 1920. He attended The Lost Spring School, and later worked as a ranch hand at the Stirrup Ranch on Horseshoe Creek.

During World War II, he worked building submarines on Mare Island, California, and later moved to Casper, maintaining his resident there while he worked for numerous contractors throughout the nation. He was a pipe fitter and welder by trade.

In 1962-63 he took a position as foreman at a ranch near Moneta, Wyoming, later moving to Lander and in 1965 he returned to Casper where he purchased a small acreage in Dempsey Acres in 1968. He sold this in early 1970 because of failing health.

In recent months he made his home with his nephew and family, the Lee B. Smathers in Douglas and more recently with his sister, Mrs. Pauline Heinz.

Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Heinz; four nephews, James and Lee Smathers, Douglas; Billie Smathers, Casper; Lyle Smathers, Glendo; and six grand-nephews and five grand-nieces.

Pallbearers were Leroy Wulff, Tinker Hunter, Lloyd Bennett, Frank Thurston, Marioa Robb, and Sam Goit of Wheatland.


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