In Memory

Stephen Boyd (Class Of 1968)

Stephen Boyd (Class Of 1968)

Stephen Harold Boyd

Stephen Harold "Steve" Boyd, 68, Registered Nurse, master falconer and outdoorsman, died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, from injuries caused by a drunk driver having crashed into his car. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at Inn on the River, 205 S.W. Barnard St., Glen Rose, Texas. A reception will follow at the Inn. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North American Falconers Association, Rainwater Neurological Research Fund (, or the Texas Hawking Association.

Steve was born on Jan. 9, 1950, to U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Daniel G. and Helen (Mason) Boyd in Mt. Clemens, Mich. The family was stationed in France, Germany and at bases in the U.S. before moving to Fort Worth in 1966. Steve enjoyed a rewarding 41-year career in nursing and made many lifelong friends. He had clinical experience in emergency room, medical-surgery, post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, pediatric and hospice nursing. He served as Director of Nursing at hospitals in Alpine, Borger, Dumas, Fort Stockton and Glen Rose. In Fort Worth, he was honored to be chosen to care for a patient with a progressive neuromuscular disease for five years in a home-care environment until the patient's passing. A graduate of Paschal High School, Steve earned an associate degree in nursing from Tarrant County Junior College School of Nursing. He graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University Health Science Center with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A master falconer since 1984, he was a member of the North American Falconers Association and the Texas Hawking Association. He was known as a mentor to many and for helping friends and family, including giving one of his kidneys to his half-brother. He kept up with everyone on Facebook.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Scott and Christopher Boyd. SURVIVORS: Beloved wife of 47 years, Jan Lawrence Boyd (PHS’69); son, Christopher Ian Boyd (Glenda); daughter, Lisa Fleur Ploof (William); nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of Glen Rose.