Barbara Dee Boyd

March 24, 1932November 28, 2018

Barbara Dee Boyd, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 28. Barbara was born March 24, 1932 in Indianapolis Indiana to Jessica Irene Marriott Epsteen and Louis George Epsteen. Following graduation from Ladywood School, she married her husband of nearly 50 years, Philip Lane Boyd. Together they raised their children Deborah (Tony) Phelps, Stephanie (Wayne) Speckman, David (Karen) Boyd, Melissa (Michael Crouch) Boyd, and Jeff (Brenda) Boyd. Barbara’s focus throughout her life was her family and her home. Barbara joined Christ the King parish in 1982 where she later started the aftercare program at Christ the King School. She actively served on the school’s PTO and previously the IPS School 55 PTO. Barbara once enjoyed many summers at Haverford Little League where she enthusiastically supported her husband and children, and served the league. Barbara never met a stranger and always showed generosity to those in need. On many occasions she brought strangers into her home to enjoy holiday meals and experience a sense of family. Others at her dinner table often included extended family, her children’s teachers, and the Priests and Sisters she loved. When she learned of a family in need, Barbara would immediately set out to provide for them. Along with her mother and daughters, Barbara spent many hours volunteering at Saint Augustine’s Little Sisters of the Poor. Recently Barbara had a chance to share fond memories of those days and make new ones when she became a resident of the home. Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Stephen; brother, Richard; parents, Louis and Irene; beloved husband, Philip; nephews, Jon Michael and Ricky; and great grandson, Christopher. Along with her children, Barbara is survived by her grandchildren, Michelle Phelps, Alex Phelps, Brandon (Katie) Speckman, David (Beth) Speckman, Brittany Speckman, Brittany (Dylan) Barnett, Ashley (D.J.) Byrd, Jack Boyd, Rob (Heather Lancaster) Fink, Jessica (Kevin) Wood, Jenny Boone, Teresa (Mike Bunton) Boone, Mindy (Josiah Anderson) Boone, Samantha (Joe) Coffey, Michael Crouch, Jeremy (Brit) Crouch, Courtney (M.J.) Larimore, Patrick Crouch, Samantha Boyd, and Carter Boyd. She also leaves behind great grandchildren, Elliot Speckman, Micah Speckman, Ben Speckman, Ellie Speckman, Kate Speckman, Declan Barnett, Coen Barnett, Myla Fink, Adalyn Fink, Brynlee Fink, Braxton Fink, Seth Wood, Stella Wood, Ethan Collis, Mia Mildenberger, Jacob Bunton, Josiah Anderson, Joe Coffey, Alyssa Coffey, Mikenzy Crouch, Mikaylah Crouch, Kasey Carney, Nate Larimore, Braydon Larimore, Gavynn Addison, and Maylee Larimore, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Home (Little Sisters of the Poor), 2345 West 86th Street, Indianapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior from 10:00 a.m to time of Mass at St. Augustine’s Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor Saint Augustine Home, 2345 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.

Barbara’s children are forever grateful to the Little Sisters of the Poor and the St. Augustine staff for their faithful and loving care.


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David & Mindy Byrd

December 15, 2018

Dave, Karen, and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for continued healing in the days ahead. We are here if you need us. Love you guys,
David, Mindy Byrd and family

Marla Zinkan

December 14, 2018

We loved your Mother! She was a wonderful lady and took great care of my girls, Christine and Kyle. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. I'll always remember her warm hugs and her kisses on my cheek; leaving her lipstick mark. :)

You all are in my prayers.

Marla Zinkan

Bev Vehling

December 10, 2018

Debbie and Tony, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She will be forever in your thoughts. May she rest in peace. Prayers and thoughts for all of you. Sorry we will be unable to make the service due to work.
Bev and Kent