Joseph Bordner Boyd


Former Hayden resident Joseph Bordner Boyd passed away May 7, 2006, at Porter Hospice in Centennial. He was born in Lewistown, Ill., on Oct. 7, 1928, to Mose B. and Sue (Jackson) Boyd.

Joe was a graduate of Bradley University and the Wisconsin School of Banking. He was a banker for 48 years, beginning in an agricultural bank in Lewistown. Later, he worked in Chicago and Denver banks before returning to an agricultural bank, which he liked best. He became president of the Yampa Valley State Bank, (later to become the Yampa Valley National Bank) in Aug. 1978, and he retired Jan. 1, 1999.

Joe was a member of the Masonic Order, Shrine and Hayden Congregational Church. Throughout the years, he served locally on the Hayden Economic Development Committee, Visiting Nurse Association and the West Routt Fire District Board of Directors, and he supported Routt County 4-H.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harvey Jackson Boyd.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; her children, Jeffrey Circle (Esther), Randall Circle (Debi), Karen Circle and Kristen Kemp; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is survived by his children from a previous marriage, Scott (Terry), Lisa Cate and Lori Boyd, and two grandchildren. He also survived by his brother, David (Sara).

A memorial was May 11, 2006, at the Hayden Congregational Church. Janet Babish officiated. Debi Circle delivered the eulogy, and Avis Funk was the organist. The church choir sang.

Memorials may be made to Porter Hospice Foundation, 7995 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 204, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, or the Hayden Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284, Hayden, CO 81639.

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