William 'Bill' Boyd

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Boyd, 78, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake. Rev. Carl Mann will officiate the service.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Ames Municipal Cemetery in Ames.

Mr. Boyd passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

Bill was born on Oct. 14, 1932 in Newton, Ia. He spent most of his childhood in Mansfield, Ohio and Waterloo, Ia. He graduated from West Waterloo High School in 1950. He attended Iowa State College and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Geology and four minors (Zoology, Botany, Forestry and Physics). In college, while on a mapping internship in Montana, Bill found his own field of dreams and favorite travel destination. He met and married his college sweet heart Janet Williams of Ames, Ia. on Aug. 18, 1957. From 1957-1959 Bill served in the U.S. Army in El Paso, Texas and Milwaukee, Wis. After his honorable discharge Bill went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company where he was a loyal and successful Sales Representative for 40 years.

Over the years, Bill loved to spend his extra time playing baseball, hunting with his German Shorthaired Pointers, fly-fishing, playing racquetball at the Y, watching or listening to the Cincinnati Reds and talking with friends or meeting someone new. Bill never met a stranger.

Bill is survived by his wife ,Janet of Spencer; two daughters and their husbands: Kathy (Tom) Lee of Denver, Ia. and Kelly (Jim) Berling of Mason, Ohio; grandchildren: Rachel and Blake Berling; mother-in-law, Ruth Williams, 97, of Spencer; and four legged friend, Cody.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Lee R Boyd and Mary Bailey Boyd; and the four-legged friends he loved: Tommy Tucker I &II, Tilley Tucker, Beau, Cotah, Andy and Kaydee.

As the Reds announcer, Marty Brennaman would say, Bill rounded third and headed for home on Feb. 12, 2011, under the professional loving care at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, Ia.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.