Ronald G. Boyd
Ronald G. Boyd
Born in Webb City, Missouri
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 www.paws4autism.org 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”.