Larry was raised in Columbus Junction, Iowa, where he lived the first 35 years of his life.
He received his education in Colombus Juction. He enjoyed being part of the community by, playing sports, working and serving those in the area. At one point Larry was a volunteer fireman. He raced stock cars for a period of time. Speed was fun to him, as he also took flying lessons.
He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in June 1964. Larry served in many callings over the years. On October 24, 1970 he married Sheila Jean Moulton of Jackson, Wyoming in the Idaho Falls Temple. They lived for a time in Columbus Junction, Iowa, and in Muscatine, Iowa, where Larry worked for Monsanto for several years.
He took his family to Jackson WY, living and working in that community for several years. They operated Timber Trails scenic 4x4 trips into the national forest for 3 years.
In 1978 they moved from Jackson to Salt Lake City and lived there for 30 years. Larry worked for the University of Utah and retired in 2007 as Assistant Supervisor of the High Temp Water Plant. He enjoyed his time there and the people that he worked with. After retirement, Larry and Sheila moved into their 5th wheel and started to travel. They ended up going to Quartzsite, AZ for the Winters and Island Park, ID in the summers, where he worked at his true love, of being a camp ground host. He loved the outdoors, especially Island Park.
Larry was a kind, considerate man and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila; Children (All boys except for the 4 girls) Amy(Troy)Bowden of Ogden UT, Wendi(Fred)Hale of Tetonia ID, Merry Boyd of Tetonia ID, Richard(Elayna)Boyd of Salt Lake City, UT, Jamie(Paul)Marcoux Salt Lake City UT; Sister Merry(Tom)Wasson of Columbus Junction IA and 11 grandchildren.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Leo Boyd and Merry Lois Sands, of Columbus Junction IA.
Funeral Services will be held at Cannon 4th Ward (1301 S. 1200 W. Salt Lake City, UT) at 11:00 am. The family will recieve friends on Thursday the night prior to the service from 6-8pm, and again an hour before the service at the church.
A graveside ceremony will be held at the Victor, Idaho Cemetery at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 30th.