Obituary of Shirley D. Boyd
Shirley D. Boyd passed away on Oct. 5, 2016 in Nevada City with her family surrounded by love.
She was born on Sept. 20, 1928 to Morell and Doris Allman in Gary, Indiana. The family moved to southern California where she attended Montebello High School for two years. Then moved to Crescent City where she graduated from Del Norte High School in 1946. She married Stan Boyd in 1946 and had three children, Ronnie, Bruce and Katy. They divorced in 1963 and she adopted a baby girl, Tammy. Also in 1963, she moved to Santa Cruz where she got her real estate license and later her broker’s license. She worked in real estate for 20 years. She met her dearest friend and partner, Nancy Tipton, in 1972 and they spent the next 44 years together. Shirley and Nancy lived in Lake Wildwood from 1992-2011 when they moved to Grass Valley.
Shirley was a Red Cross volunteer for many years. She loved to golf and bowl and has the trophies to prove it. She was a loyal 49er and Giants fan. She loved to travel, crossing the US several times with a truck and trailer. She and Nancy cruised in Europe and visited Hong Kong. She was an active member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Grass Valley.
Shirley had a great sense of humor. She always had a quick and funny come back. We will all miss her strength, love and laughter.
She is survived by her partner, Nancy Tipton; daughters, Ronnie (Martin) Whittingham and Katy (Gary) Gillingham; son, Bruce (Miho) Boyd; brother Ralph (Barbara) Allman; nieces, Kim Gerton and Kelly Roberts; grandchildren, Jausie Lochner, Kelsey Gillingham and great grandchildren, Riley and Jason Lochner and Madison Ranger.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Morell and Doris Allman; sister, Marion Elder; niece, Suzy Mackaman and her grandson, Micah Bree Mills.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ Scientist, 375 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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