Cecilia S. ?Ceil? Boyd
Cecilia S. ‘Ceil’ Boyd, age 75, of Merrill, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Ceil was born February 7, 1939, in Juneau, Alaska, daughter of the late Hilmer O. and Sarah (Johns) Johnson. She married Wilbert M. Boyd on September 7, 1957, in Irma. He survives. Ceil was a 1957 graduate of Merrill Senior High School. Throughout her life she had worked at several different jobs, including the former Badger Hotel in Merrill, Holy Cross Hospital, and the former Legion Lounge, Merrill Manufacturing, Merrill Wire Products, and St. John Lutheran School. Ceil enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She taught Sunday School, was involved with 4-H, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and she was the chairperson of the first Thanksgiving Dinner at St. John Lutheran Church. Ceil was a member of the Merrill Christian Women’s Club, the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, and the ‘Red Hatters’.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbert M. Boyd, Merrill; two daughters, Ronda Lee (Rick) Young, Tomahawk, and Cindy Kwiatkowski, Wausau; two sons, Bill (Karen) Boyd, Merrill, and Jeffrey Boyd, Florida; nine grandchildren, Jessica Ann Boyd, Jesse Boyd, Joshua Boyd, Isaiah Kwiatkowski, Nick Young, Jenny Boyd, Kaily Dolphin, Jacque Boyd, and Ben Young; ten great grandchildren, Keegan, Kierra, Alayna, Brianna, Brooklyn, Philip, Harrison, Jacob, Lily, Logan, and one great grandchild on the way; her only nephew, William Johnson of Fairbanks, Alaska; and her pet dog, ‘Sarah’. Beside her parents, Ceil is preceded in death by her son in law, Philip Kwiatkowski; and her brother, Hilmer Johnson.
A Memorial Service for Ceil will begin at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Merrill. Pastor Dennis R. Creswell will officiate. The Boyd Family will receive friends beginning at 9:00 A.M. Saturday at the church. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, the Boyd Family has requested memorials to the Lincoln County Human Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com