In Memory

Gus Boyd - Class Of 1960

Gus Boyd

Gus Boyd – March 17, 1942 – January 5, 2015

On Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, Gus F. Boyd peacefully passed away after a long and valiant fight against cancer.

He was born March 17, 1942, to George and Fay Boyd in Vale, Ore. Gus had a great love for his parents and always spoke with love and reverence whenever telling his children stories of his childhood.

While growing up, Gus developed a love for the game of football, which he played on Vale High School's longest winning team and later in college. As an adult, it was just a given that if there was a football game on Gus would be watching it.

In 1971, he met and married his wife, MarJean Brown. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they had five children to whom he was the gentle giant, slow to anger and to whom it was always known they were loved.

Gus had several professions throughout his life with the most time spent working in produce sales and real estate. His "gift for gab" helped in all of his work, and he never met a person he couldn't talk to anywhere, usually at the embarrassment of his children.

Other than football and family, one of his greatest loves was flying. There was never a moment when he didn't hear a plane flying by that he wasn't seen looking to the sky. He loved to fly whenever he could and was generous in taking others for flights either for their enjoyment of it or to help in transportation needs.

In his later years, he loved nothing more than to watch "the boys play" whenever the Thunderbirds would practice their maneuvers not far from their home in Las Vegas.

Gus is survived by his wife, MarJean; children, Adrienne (Jim) Seamans, David (Heidi) Boyd, Aimee (Cody) Johnson, Jason Boyd and Jared (Jill) Boyd; 13 grandchildren; and his brother, Joe (Lolly) Boyd.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his brother, Allen; and his sister, Irene. All of whom he spoke of often and missed dearly.

A graveside service will be held in Riverton, Utah, on Friday, Jan. 9. services will be directed by Broomhead Funeral Home of Riverton.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff of Ohana House, especially Dee and Barb, along with his caretaker, Angelique. We always knew that he was in good hands with all of you.

We'll see you again, Dad. We will "just be a minute."