|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1925|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2013|
Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory,
September 14, 1925 ~ February 19, 2013
Alexander Boyd, age 87, passed away February 19, 2013 at his home in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Mr. Boyd was born September 14, 1925 in New York City to Jackson H. Boyd and Harriet McCook Boyd. He attended and graduated from Woodberry Forrest School in Central Virginia and later completed his schooling at Princeton University.
During World War II he served in the British Army in Burma. Mr. Boyd was a real estate developer and served as former president and chairman of Union Deposit Corporation in Harrisburg. He was active in the community donating land to the State of Pennsylvania for the Boyd Big Tree Preserve and Conservation Area one of Pennsylvania's newest State Parks.
Mr. Boyd came to Arizona in 1982 settling in Wickenburg. He with his wife Jane have been very involved with community. Alex was a member of the Desert Caballeros and had served as "El Presidente". He enjoyed golfing and was club champion on three different occasions at Rancho de los Caballeros. He and Jane were instrumental in the expansion of the Wickenburg Community Hospital with the Boyd Physical Therapy Center as well as the infusion center.
The Boyds donated the Boyd Ranch to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. They have also supported various other organizations in the Wickenburg area. In 2010 Mr. & Mrs. Boyd were awarded the "Henry Award" for meritous service to the Community.
Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his first wife Anna in 1977 and a brother John Boyd in 1942.
He is survived by his wife Jane of Wickenburg and daughter and son in law Susanna (David) Bohman of Freemont, California and son Jackson E. "Jeb" Boyd of Dillsburg, PA and grandchildren: Ian & Kyle Bohman and Elinor Boyd.
The family suggests memorials in Mr. Boyd's memory be made to the charity of choice.
Graveside services and interment will take place in Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Wickenburg at a later date.
Jackson Herr Boyd (1892 - 1983)
Harriet McCook Boyd (1895 - 1957)
Anna Margaretta Emery Boyd (1924 - 1977)
Eleanor Jane Starke Boyd (1928 - 2015)
John Boyd (1921 - 1942)*
Alexander Boyd (1925 - 2013)
Created by: Sharla
Record added: Feb 23, 2013
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