Mildred Boyd


Mildred Bernice Boyd, 88, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

Mildred Bernice Boyd, 88, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

She was born Oct. 27, 1924, in rural Greene County, Mo., to Wilford J. and Elsie Noble Trogdon. She graduated from Willard (Mo.) High School in 1942 and received her RN degree from St. Luke's School of Nursing, Kansas City, Mo., in 1944.

On May 29, 1948, she married Richard Gordon Boyd in Lee's Summit, Mo. He died July 9, 2008. She also was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, four sisters and two brothers.

During World War II, Mrs. Boyd served as a U.S. Army Cadet Nurse from 1944 to 1946. After her discharge from the Army she worked as a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She and her husband moved to Casper, Wyo., where she was a nursing supervisor at Wyoming Medical Center and later was director of nursing at Poplar Living Center. She moved to Garden City in 2007.

Mrs. Boyd was a member of the United Methodist Church of Casper, the Wyoming GeoWives Association, the First United Methodist Church and the Wyoming Republican Party. She was a 1960 Wyoming Republican National Committee Woman. She was very active in her community, with her church work and community charity boards.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Boyd and his wife Sonia of Garden City, and Douglas Boyd and his wife Susan of Freeland, Wash.; a sister, Reita Davis of Springfield, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

There will be no local services held.

Condolences may be emailed to Memorials are suggested to Emmaus House, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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