OBITUARY

Joan Yvonne Boyd

June 19, 1931May 21, 2019
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Mrs.Joan Yvonne Boyd, daughter of late Harvey C. Smith and Mary Anna Brunelle was born June 19, 1931 in Pawtucket, RI.

She was united in holy matrimony to Robert I. Boyd, Sr. in May of 1951. The union lasted 64 years and was blessed with 5 children. Robert preceded her in death on March 5, 2016. Also preceding her in death was brother Harvey Smith and grandson Nicholas Garza. She is survived in death by her sisters Rita Craw and Annette Smith.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Son Robert Boyd, Jr. and daughter-in-law Robin Boyd, daughter Sharon Osborne and son-in-law Oz Osborne, son Keith Boyd and daughter-in-law Kelly Boyd, daughter Mary Power and son-in-law Loney Power, and daughter Joan Brewer, 12 Grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Joan, as everyone called her, was the owner of Joan's Nursery School in San Antonio, TX and after retiring 1997 moved to Abilene, TX where she worked for Small World of Learning. She was known for her love of dancing, love of children, spunky spirit, and Boston accent. Both she and Bob attended Holy Family Catholic Church.

A memorial service will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith 5701 US Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX 79606 on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 3:00pm. A reception will be held following the service at the Abilene Country Club. On Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00 a graveside will be held at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery located at 7457 W. Lake Rd, Abilene, TX 79601.

You may view and sign guest book at http://www.elliott-hamil.com

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hendrick Hospice Care.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 17, 2019

Memories

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Ken&Shirley Craw

June 8, 2019

Auntie Joan,your spirted personality will go on for ever in heaven. You were always the life of the party. We would laugh 😆 and have so much fun with you.
We have no great words of wisdom to offer except to remember all good times and love we shared with you.
Our faith and strength in God will heal our hearts and keep memories of you forever in our lives.
Love,Hugs and God Bless Ken&Shirley Craw

Richard & Diana Sarfin

June 6, 2019

We send our deepest condolences. Joan was a wonderful faith filled woman. She loved children as is evidenced by the nursery school that she had for years. She and Bob were good friends of ours from St.Luke Catholic Church in San Antonio. May she rest in peace.
Blessings,
Richard and Diana Sarfin

Sharon Osborne

May 31, 2019

Mom wore pearls with ANY outfit. She loved her pearls because her husband Bob bought them for her. Anyone who has pearls and are coming to her service please wear them.

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