Emily Mary Boyd

10/30/1909 — 12/16/2001

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Glenwood, Minnesota

Emily Mary Boyd

Emily Gardin Boyd passed away peacefully from this life on December 16, 2001. She was 92 years old.

Emily was born on a farm in Glenwood, Minnesota to Bill and Emma Cooley.  She married Rudy Gardin, the love of her life, in May 1932.  Rudy passed away of heart failure in 1955.  She later married Henry Boyd who was an Army career man.  They called many places home because of transfers, but no matter where Emily went, she made lifetime friends.  She will always be remembered as the sweetest, kindest lady a person could ever know and was generous to a fault.  Her door was always open to friends, family and even strangers.  She was delighted to put another plate on the table.

She moved to Richland, WA in 1994 to be with her son.  Due to failing health and needing more assistance, she moved to Columbia Edgewater now Alterra Wynwood in 1997, where she resided until her death.

Emily is survived by her loving and devoted son, Jim Gardin and his wife, Jeanne, of Richland; son, Dan Gardin of Minnesota; grandsons, Tim and Steve Gardin of Minnesota; granddaughter, Pamela Moon of Colorado, 10 great grandchildren; and sister Fern and husband, John Lavere, of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.

Special thanks go to the staff at Alterra Wynwood for always taking such good care of our dear Miss Emily.  A special thanks also to Jenny Dove, a family friend, who remembered Emily and cared for her in so many loving ways.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at Alterra-Wynwood.

Burial will be at Crystal Lake, Minnesota.

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