BOYD, Max S. 1921-2015
BOYD, SMITH, JOHNSTON
Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 9/21/2015 at 19:50:21
Max S. Boyd
Died: Jan. 26, 2015
Friday at Locke Funeral Home
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Locke Funeral Home
Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens
Max S. Boyd, 93, of Hudson, died at La Porte City Nursing & Rehab Center on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was born on September 21, 1921 in Randalia, the son of Chester and Inez Smith Boyd.
Max graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1941 and then Gates Business College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Dorothy Elaine Johnston on November 27, 1946 in Cedar Falls. She died on March 17, 1996.
Max worked for The Young Coal Company and Young Lumber Company until 1987. He then worked as Treasurer for Hudson Community Schools, retiring in 2011. He was an active member of the Hudson Lions Club serving as its President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. He was Grand Marshal for the Hudson Days Parade in 1996.
Max enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies included woodworking and volunteering at Hudson Community School sporting events. Max took yearly fishing trips to Canada and attended NCAA wrestling tournaments with his sons, Steve and Larry. He was the recipient of numerous awards including the Governorís Volunteer Award, H.E.A. Friend of Education Award, Warren Coleman Honorary Award and the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
Max is survived by a daughter, Tina (Tom) Sinnott of Waterloo; a son, Steven (Debra) Boyd of Anthem, Arizona; a son, Larry (Tesa) Boyd of Grapevine, Texas; a sister-in-law, Lou Anne Lynch of Columbia, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Anna Sinnott, Ben Sinnott, Lisa Boyd, Michele (Andrew) Pollock, Darcy (Tony) Powell, Dena (Mark) McCade, Tom Boyd; by five great-grandchildren: Tiffani Boyd, Lexis Powell, Lake Powell, Roman Lorenzen, Devon Drugan; and by one great-great- granddaughter, Olivia Lorenzen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters; Maxine Christensen and Marlys Virchow.
Source: Locke Funeral Home website
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