Everett Boyd


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Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Everett F. Boyd, 81, of Colona, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Heritage Church, 4801 44th St., Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Heritage Church or to Colona Fire Dept.
Everett was born on Dec. 25, 1931, in Eldon, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Fern Harvey Boyd. He graduated from Eldon High School and married Jessie Gray on Oct. 14, 1956, in Silvis.
Everett worked as a railroad carman for the former Rock Island Lines and later retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1993. Prior to working for Burlington Northern, he worked at East Moline Metal Products as a welder.
Having served in the United States Army during the Korean War, he was also a member of the Colona American Legion. Everett belonged to the Brotherhood of Railway Carman Union as a treasurer. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and working in his yard. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Boyd, Colona; sons, Doug (Jennifer) Boyd and Dean (Karen) Boyd, both of Le Claire; grandchildren, Jami (Brad) Weinzierl, Christopher Boyd, Danielle (Aaron) Olszeski and Keegan Boyd; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Evelyn Little, Davenport, Audrey Reynolds, Bettendorf, and Viola Stevens, Longmont, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Purighalla and the entire staff of Trinity West SICU.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 



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