Boyd Eugene Lewis, 71, died December 20, 2001, in Malad, Idaho.
He was born in St. John, Malad, Idaho, on November 5, 1930, the son of Thomas J. and Martha Thomas Lewis. He attended school in Malad, Idaho, graduating in
1949. He married Helen Rae Hawkins in the Idaho Falls Temple August 24, 1951. They were divorced in 1984.
He farmed in St. John and worked at Hadfield Ford Garage in the parts department. In 1961 he worked at Tremonton Motor, buying into the company in 1968. He moved back to Malad to go into the Ford and Implement business with Wally and Elsie Sperry. He had many friends at Malad, Tremonton and Ogden, and the business grew into New Holland Implement as well as many other outlets. He retired from the business in 1990. Since retiring, he has been watermaster for St. John and MVI irrigation companies.
For eight years Boyd served on the Oneida County Fair Board. From 1984 to 1985 he served as president of the State Fair Circuit Racing Association. He also served on the FHA board.
Boyd was a high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Malad First Ward bishopric. He was a Sunday school teacher for many years, working with the youth and also worked in the Scouting program in the Garland First and Malad First Wards.
He is survived by six children, William Boyd (Alyce) Lewis, Great Falls, Mont.; Bonnie (Lamonte) John, Burke, Va.; Lucinda ( Denver) Sweeten, Malad, Idaho; Sid E. (Lisa) Lewis, Malad, Idaho; David Brent ( Michelle) Lewis, Bountiful, Utah; Tiffany Sue (David) Jeppsen, Moscow, Russia; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy (John) Owens, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Verna Harris, Ogden, Utah; Elsie Sperry, Malad, Idaho; two brothers, Thomas H. (Afton) Lewis, Malad, Idaho; Gary M. (Marilyn) Lewis, Concord, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Anona VanderHeide; and grandson, Hawkin Sweeten.
Boyd had a love for the outdoors and farm life, which he taught his children to love also. Boyd was a beloved father and friend. He will be greatly missed by many.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday December 27, 2001, in the Malad LDS Sixth Ward chapel, 200 West 400 North.
Friends may call at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad, on Wednesday evening, December 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the St. John, Idaho, Cemetery.
In Loving Memory of
BOYD EUGENE LEWIS – 71
Born November 5, 1930 St. John, Idaho
Died December 20, 2001 Malad City, Idaho
FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday December 27, 2001 – 12 Noon
Malad LDS 6th Ward Chapel Bishop Marvin Pett, officiating
CASKET BEARERS – Grandsons Jeremy John Jake Lewis Christian John Seth Sweeten Andrew John Jon Lewis Jordan John Chesley Lewis Challis Sweeten Alex Lewis Matthew Lewis
Family Prayer David Lewis , son
Prelude & Postlude Helen Ward
Invocation Bonnie John, daughter
Life Sketch Lucinda Sweeten, daughter
Piano Solo … “A Poor Wayfaring Man Of Grief” by Tiffany Jeppsen, daughter
Speaker Lloyd Briggs
Speaker Sid Lewis, son
Vocal Trio “I’m Glad That God Chose Me”
Richard Ward, Louis Dredge, Jared Crowther accompanied by Helen Ward
Remarks Bishop Marvin Pett
Benediction Denver Sweeten, son in law
CONCLUDING SERVICE – St. John Cemetery
Dedicatory Prayer Bill Lewis, son
Compassionate service provided by the Malad LDS 1st & 6th
Ward Relief Society sisters