Mary "Lou" Idalou Hull Boyd

January 21, 1927November 4, 2018

Mary Idalou (Lou) Hull Boyd passed peacefully November 4, 2018. She was born January 21, 1927 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to the late Leland and Dorris Elleman Hull. Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wayne Boyd.

After graduating from Hot Springs High in 1944, she attended Texas State College for Women in Denton and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Indiana. Following college, she was employed at the University Hospital in Oklahoma City. During her years in Oklahoma, Lou was a member of Service League of Bartlesville, YWCA Board, Mental Health Board, and the President of Washington County Medical Auxiliary.

Lou and Wayne moved to Hot Springs in 1980. Just as active in Arkansas as she was in Oklahoma, Lou was a member of the Poets Roundtable of Hot Springs, Roundtable Poets of Arkansas, Forum Club, and Garland County Historical Society.

Lou was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church where she was a lifetime member of the Board of Stewards.

She will be remembered by her daughter, Dr. Karen Worley of Little Rock; sons Reed (Lise) Boyd of Midland, Texas and Mark Boyd of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren Travis (Tiff) Tyler, Kelsey Worley, Kaitlin (Alan)Strain, Ryan Boyd, Jake Boyd, and Andrea Boyd; and great-grandchildren Thomas Strain, Ivy Worley, Sparrow Strain, and MaKayla Reeves.


  • Dr. Wayne Boyd, Husband
  • Dr. Karen Worley, Daughter
  • Reed Boyd, Son
  • Mark Boyd, Son
  • Travis Tyler, Grandchild
  • Kelsy Worley, Grandchild
  • Kaitlin Strain, Grandchild
  • Ryan Boyd, Grandchild
  • Jake Boyd, Grandchild
  • Andrea Boyd, Grandchild
  • Thomas Strain, Great Grandchild
  • Ivy Worley, Great Grandchild
  • Sparrow Strain, Great Grandchild
  • MaKayla Reeves, Great Grandchild

  • First United Methodist Church


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2018

Mary "Lou" Idalou Hull Boyd

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