BOYD, Helen P. Helen P. Boyd passed away quietly in Whittier, CA on January 4, 2016 at the age of 95. She is survived by four children: Bob (Linda) Boyd, Bud (Sharon) Boyd, Becca (Craig) Thompson, and Sharon (Greg) Johnson; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Helen was born January 31, 1920 in Belmont County, Ohio. She grew up on a dairy in St. Clairsville, Ohio with two younger siblings (Byron Pickering and Harriett Webster), who preceded her in death. From an early age she wanted to be a school teacher. She taught for nearly 30 years, mostly for East Whittier School District teaching kindergarten at Leffingwell Elementary (1953-1976) and Mar Vista Elementary (1977) in Whittier. On April 6, 1947 she married Thomas Boyd and they were married over 63 years until his death in May 2010. They moved to Whittier, bought a home and joined East Whittier Friends Church, where she was a member for almost 70 years. In their retirement years, Tom and Helen traveled and spent quality time with their extended family. A Memorial Service will be at East Whittier Friends Church (15911 E. Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA, 90603) at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
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