Raymond Boyd

JACKSONVILLE - Raymond S. Boyd, 93, a resident of Route 112, died Saturday, March 26, at his home.
Raymond was born in Whitingham on March 30, 1928, the son of Merton C. Boyd and Nina (Morse) Boyd. He attended Schoolhouse No. 6 in Whitingham. Ray married his wife Corrine, of Halifax, and they were married for over 62 years. As a young man, he worked on his father’s farm before working for Harry Murdock, driving trucks for several years. He was also employed by the town of Whitingham as grader operator for 17 years and mowed roadsides with his 8N tractor for over 50 years. He managed a gravel product business owned by George Rowen and also did his own excavating work. He was also known for doing general mechanic work and had a small farm in his earlier years. He enjoyed hunting, watching Nascar racing, and was the chief mechanic for his younger brother Donnie, who raced stock cars in Claremont, NH, in the 1960s and early 1970s.
In earlier years, when Ray and Corrine were dating, Ray would often visit Corrine at Castleton State College and pick her up in his 1937 Plymouth; they also enjoyed attending local dances together. Ray greatly enjoyed carrying on the family tradition of sugaring and passed this tradition on to his son Mike and grandson Jesse.
He was known for his witty sense of humor and was very knowledgeable regarding the town’s history and the people who lived during earlier times.
Ray is survived by his daughter Shirley J. (Boyd) Stratton, of Bennington; son Michael E. Boyd, of Whitingham; and daughter-in-law Cheryl (Bartlett) Boyd, of Whitingham. He was one of nine children, survived by Florence (Crafts), Evelyn (Skaw), Robert, Donald, and Marshall Boyd, and Linda (Dix). He was preceded in death by two sisters Margaret and Shirley. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Terri A. (Boyd) Gilbeau, Jesse E. Boyd, and Molly K. Brockway; and nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife Corrine (Stone) Boyd, whom he married August 30, 1952. He was also preceded in death by three sons Alan Raymond, Arnold Douglas, and Eric Gerald. Funeral services are to be determined by the family.
If friends desire gifts in Ray’s memory may be made to the Whitingham Historical Society or the Jacksonville Community Church, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

Comment Here