Sheila Jo Boyd
December 25, 1947 – December 28, 2020
Sheila Jo (Magness) Boyd was born on Christmas Day in 1947 and left us on December 28, 2020 due to complications from Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases. She was born to Jesse Warren (“Tusome”) and Betty Jo (Stanley) Magness in Mountain Home, AR and grew up in Cotter AR with her sister Susan and brothers Benny, Mike and Mitch. Shelia did many extraordinary things throughout her life. She made a name for herself as a beauty pageant queen for many years in Baxter County, and all of North Arkansas in the 1960’s. After graduating high school, she married her first husband, the late Mike Stevenson, of Flippin, AR. Sheila devoted her time and energy to her family as a homemaker. She was known as a coach for her children’s little league sports teams, an advocate for the PTA programs at Northside Elementary School and one hell of a party planner and hostess. Shelia loved being around people and began working for the City of Rogers as an Administrative Assistant to Mayor John Sampier. She was respected and liked by everyone that crossed her path and worked to make Rogers a great place to live and raise a family. Sheila fell in love again and married Oscar (“Okie”) Boyd in 1993. They spent their retirement years travelling and spending time with their family and friends until Okie’s death in 2017. They spent several weeks a year in Bridge Bait, Texas, their favorite fishing spot with their best travelling buddies: their fostered Chihuahuas. Sheila and Okie’s greatest love was their children, stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Suzy Stevenson of Edmond, OK, Lynn Stevenson of Edmond, OK, her son James (Cindy) Stevenson of Rogers, AR, her stepsons Danny (Judy Jane) Boyd of Fayetteville, AR, Billy (Charlotte) Boyd of Beaumont, TX and Michael (Lee) Boyd of Houston, TX, her brothers Benny (Janie) Magness of Gassville, AR, Michael (Cindy) Magness and Mitch (Teresa) Magness, both of Harrison, AR. She also leaves behind her grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sheila was preceded in death and was met with celebration in Heaven by her parents, sister, husband, her stepdaughter Connie, her granddaughter Haley and many loved and adored family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the final home she knew, where the gifted staff treated their mother with warmth, love and great respect: Hillcrest Nursing Home, 1111 Maplewood Rd, Harrison, AR 72601. Memorial services will be held at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers, AR at 11:00 am on January 15, 2021 with a private family burial afterwards at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR where she will lie with her beloved Okie for eternity.
- Suzy Stevenson, Daughter
- Lynn Stevenson, Daughter
- James Stevenson (Cindy), Son
- Danny Boyd (Judy Jane), Stepson
- Billy Boyd (Charlotte), Stepson
- Michael Boyd (Lee), Stepson
- Benny Magness (Janie), Brother
- Michael Magness (Cindy), Brother
- Mitch Magness (Teresa), Brother
Hillcrest Nursing Home
1111 Maplewood Rd., Harrison, Arkansas
Celebration of Life Memorial
Friday, January 15, 2021
Sheila Jo Boyd
January 15, 2021
I can’t attend the memorial, but if I could, I would love to tell a story or two about being her back door neighbor for many years. Sheila and Okey were like family to me. I could count on them if I needed something and vice versa.
I will always miss the evenings on their deck, laughing and listening to Okey’s music, even spending Christmas Day with them after my parents passed.
It’s true, Sheila was a huge asset to Rogers, always trying to get something done to help the community. Goodbye for now, SheShe!
Carl Wayne House
January 3, 2021
SO Sorry to hear of Sheila passing. Condolences and prayers for family and friends.
December 31, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Sheila was a very good friend for many years. She will be greatly missed.