Edward M. Boyd

November 14, 1927April 25, 2012

Edward Marvin Boyd, born November 14, 1927 in Cambridge, Ohio, passed away peacefully in Bellevue, Washington on April 25, 2012. Edward was an avid outdoorsman whose humorous anecdotes about close calls while hunting, fishing, flying and boating in the Alaskan Bush were frequently published in the Alaska Magazine. He wrote two books including Alaska Broker and Wolf Trail Lodge, which chronicled his adventures with his family in the Alaskan wilderness. He was raised on a farm in Ohio, served in the Korean War, and eventually migrated to Alaska for adventure in 1955. After settling in Anchorage with his wife and three children, he chose a career as a Real Estate broker at Pioneer Realty. During his tenure as successful broker he served as President of the Board of Realtors. Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Leona, his three children, Larry Edward Boyd, Caroline Kay Wise, Jeannie Beth Bakker; eight dear grandchildren, Damaris Wells, Brian Boyd, Talitha Eustice, Sarah Bakker Kellogg, Deanna Kile, Moriah Eustice, Carolien Swann, Ashley Bakker; and five great-grandchildren with a sixth on the way. They include: Casey Kile, Lucy Boyd, Emily Kile, River Eustice, and Xoie Wells.


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Brian Boyd

May 2, 2012

I will remember my Grandfather fondly. Without him we would not be in Alaska or in our business. He was a wise man and he cared for us all.

Moriah Rose

May 2, 2012

I learned so much from my Grandfather. He was a generous man who was always willing to help. I have many wonderful memories which will stay with me always.

Deanna Kile

May 2, 2012

I am blessed to have had such a loving and supportive grandfather. I will cherish memories of him always.

Caroline Wise

May 1, 2012

Edward had a lovely service with many family members sharing stories of his devotion to his grandchildren. He will be profoundly missed, Caroline Wise

April 28, 2012

larry sorry to here your Dad has passed away Dennis Vandelaar.