Ronald G. Boyd

Boyd, Ron

Ronald G. Boyd
Born in Webb City, Missouri
12/13/36 -04/03/15

Preceded in death by his fathers Dempsey Thomas Ridley, and Gerald Boyd , beloved mother Ethel McDonald Boyd, brother Howard Boyd and step-daughter, Cindy VandeLinde

After Ron married Pam 28 years ago, two families were lovingly united. Ron leaves his wife Pamela Boyd , daughter, Erin Boyd Revey (Russ) , sons, Rick Boyd (Kim) Paul Boyd (Rochelle) and stepsons John VandeLinde (Pam), David VandeLinde (Susan) sister-in-laws Connie Kerstetter (Bill) , Nancy Cruce (Joe), Donna Boyd along with ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Having studied architecture in college along with his love of art led him to a career in Graphic Design. Throughout his life, Ron was passionate about history, he was a avid reader of non-fiction. His love for cars started at an early age. During his career, he worked with Greg Weld designing wheels which only fueled his passion for the automobile. Not only did he love to shoot black powder rifles he built several using his fine woodworking skills. He loved photography and had an extensive collection of antique cameras. His love for aircraft and his woodworking skills would marry in the creation of a 2.8 scale model French Blériot XI Monoplane which hangs in a local artist’s studio today.

Most of all, Ron loved people with friendships abound. Little children and animals held a special place in his heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to thank KC Hospice for their care and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sylvester Powell Community Center, Mission Kansas on Thursday, April 16, 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Paws4autism at or Paws 4 Autism – Boyd Memorial Fund, Box 675, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082. In honor of Ron, the next puppy trained in the program will be named “Boyd”.


  1. Harold on June 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I was thinking about Ron today and looked him up and read of his death
    He was my closest and dearest friend for decades
    Truly loved him and want you to know how much he meant to me
    I owe much of my success to him
    My love to you and your family

  2. Chris & Carol Shields on April 16, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    What a wonderful guy! I shared many fun times with Ron after I retired in 1998. A skilled craftsman, artist, and storyteller!!! He was one in a million!
    He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him I know.
    Chris Shields

  3. Jeff on April 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Ron was a talented and passionate man! He will never be forgotten.

  4. Ann & Chris Conant on April 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Ron was such a caring and talented man and will be missed by everyone who’s life he graced,inspired, and changed. There are so many times when you and your Dad came to my rescue and helped out with something. I know Ron is in a better place than he has been in the past few years. We pray for you and your family to find peace and comfort during the grieving, and have strength to move beyond and rejoice in the memories.

  5. Tim Thurmon on April 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Ron was a great guy. My condolences to the family.

  6. Sue McDermeit on April 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    My heart goes out to the entire Boyd/Cruce family. What a wonderful, kind, caring, talented, successful and interesting man who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Prayers and BIG hugs to all.

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