Joseph L. Boyd, 81

November 06, 2009

MAY 6, 1928-NOV. 5, 2009

Joseph L. Boyd, 81, of Ben Oaks, Severna Park, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Born May 6, 1928, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late William Newcomer Boyd and Ella Louise Boward Boyd.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Severna Park Elks.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Boyd of Severna Park; one daughter, Mona Boyd Browne of New York, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Linda D. Prudente (Lou) and Donna J. Carlson (Daren); one stepson, Michael C. Henderson (Robin); two sisters, Elizabeth Yeakle and Janet Boren; two brothers, Robert Boyd and David Boyd; two grandchildren, Michael Boyd Browne and Catherine Rawson Brown; seven stepgrandchildren, Timothy Prudente, Alyssa Prudente, Abby Henderson, Rachel Henderson, Michael Henderson, Olivia Carlson and Christopher Carlson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Twila May Boyd.


Visitation will be at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, Md., Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The service will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis. Burial will be Monday at 10:45 a.m. in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Plumb Grove Historical Society, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

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