Ruth M. Boyd

February 18, 1926May 31, 2020

Ruth M. Boyd, age 94, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Sunday May 31, 2020. Ruth was born February 18, 1926.

She received a Bachelor’s of Psychology Degree from the University of Minnesota. RuthShe worked for General Mills, Honeywell, Chance Vaught, First United Methodist Church in Arlington and UT Arlington, and the Military Science Dept. at UTA as the Personnel Records Secretary. After she retired, she was inducted in the UTA Military Science Hall of Honor.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Veda and Marland Mills, husband of 54 years Aubrey Boyd, grandson David Boyd, and brother Robert Mills.

She is survived by her son, Robert and Pam Boyd and their son Tom; daughter Peggy and Michael Parson and their children Michelle, Courtney & Damien Baker and Rowan, Michael, and Lauren & Joe Iversen and Michael, Brooklenn & Carter; sister Janet and Roger Flink; sister-in-law Ardelle Mills; and many nieces and nephews.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 12, 2020


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Mary Graham

June 5, 2020

Ruth was a good friend and next door neighbor years ago in McGregor, Texas. We always enjoyed visiting with her and her family. She was a sweet lady, and I and my family will be praying for Peggy and Bobby as they go through this sad time.

William Barnett

June 2, 2020

She was such a wonderful mother to all of us cadets, helping us all with the little bit that we needed at the time. I'll always remember her kindness.


June 2, 2020

Ruth saved me from myself so many times as a cadet it's not funny. What a great lady she was. She touched many lives and we will all really miss her.

Greg Trnka

June 2, 2020

I knew Ruth when see was the HR administrator in the ROTC Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. She was always there for us not just doing her job...but looking out for us like a Mom us advice and encouragement. I enjoyed linking back up with her of Facebook over the last several years. She took care of 300 cadets getting commissioned over the years...some of them retiring as Generals...that is part of her legacy!