December 14, 1914 ~ December 15, 2008
RUTH E, BOYD Ruth Elizabeth Boyd, 94, of 200 Leeder Hill Dr., passed away Dec. 15, 2008 after a brief illness. She was born in Windsor Locks, CT Dec. 14, 1914 oldest daughter of Wilfred and Helen Burt Beech, graduated from Bloomfield HS, NJ in 1932 and attended Bloomfield College. She worked for the Prudential Insurance Co. as an office supervisor until her marriage to the late Francis Orsemus Boyd on Sept. 21, 1940. She enjoyed being a den mother for the Boy Scouts, organizing the Sunnybrook Art Group of Boonton and working as a home health aid in Morris County. She and her family lived in New Jersey until moving to Hamden in 1997. Mrs. Boyd is survived by three sons, Jeffrey H. Boyd of Bethany, CT, John B. Boyd of Slovenia, Europe, Wayne E. Boyd of Amarillo, TX and a sister, Marjorie Little of Henderson, NC. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Felicity Boyd-Enders, Matthew Boyd, Nicole Boyd, Stephen Murphy, Claudia Baskovec, Christopher Boyd, Andrea and Christopher Hopkins, Leanna Scott and Jacob Bluhm and 6 great grandchildren, Zala, Ashlee, Alyson, Chloe, Sara and Levi. A service of remembrance will be Saturday, December 20 at 2:30 PM in the 6th Floor Common Room, Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr. Hamden, CT. Memorial contributions in Ruth's memory can be made to The Art Committee, c/o Karen Anderson, Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden, CT 06517. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN.