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Obituary for Betty J. Boyd

Mrs. Betty J. Boyd, age 86 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born on November 4, 1932 in Memphis, Mo. the daughter of Emil and Zelma Billups Rugh. She was married on December 22, 1950 in Yuma, Arizona to Darrell M. Boyd who preceded her in death on June 10, 2018 after 67 years of marriage.

Betty was employed for thirty-eight years at Westgate Lanes Bowling Alley in charge of the nursery with her best friend Lillian Wade.

She was a member of Capital West Christian Church, a member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5, and the Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 1003.

Betty enjoyed the outdoors. She also enjoyed mowing grass, planting flowers, and was an avid reader. Most importantly, she cherished her time with her family.

Survivors include: four children, Rex Boyd (Mary) of Holts Summit, Mo., Cathy Boyd Klote (Gary) of Warrensburg, Mo., Kristie Boyd Wever (Tim) of Jefferson City, Mo. and David Boyd (Jennifer) of Jefferson City, Mo.; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Darrell; one son, Danny Boyd; and three brothers, Vance Rugh, Vern Rugh and Eston Rugh.

Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens with Mr. Rick Yoder officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of their choice.