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April 20, 1934 - June 30, 2015
Boyd Stephenson, age 81, Grandview, Mo., formerly of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at his home in Grandview.
Wilbur “Boyd” Stephenson was born April 20, 1934, in Philip, the oldest of eight children born to Gordon and Katherine Stephenson.
He grew up in the Milesville area north of Philip and attended rural schools in that area. He then attended Philip High School graduating in 1952. After graduation, Boyd attended South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City from 1952 until 1954, when he entered the U.S. Army.
Boyd was stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas, and later in Massachusetts. During his time in Massachusetts, he attended MIT for one year. After his honorable discharge, Boyd moved to Omaha, Neb., where he worked as a medical equipment salesman.
While in Omaha, Boyd was united in marriage to Dixie Lance in 1962, and to this union were born two children, Natalie and Alan. They later moved to Grandview, Mo., where he worked at the Truman Medical Center as a medical technician, a position he held until his retirement at the age of 70.
After his retirement, he remained in Grandview where he has since resided. Boyd was able to spend his retirement years harassing politicians.
Survivors include his daughter, Natalie Stephenson, Raytown, Mo.; his son Alan Stephenson, Grandview, Mo.; four sisters, Joan Patton and her husband, Leo, Milesville, Kay Ainslie and her husband, George, Philip, Arlene Ingersoll and her husband, Bob, Seattle, Wash., and Sue Koepp and her husband, Darwin, Spearfish; and one brother, Gary Stephenson, Philip.
Boyd was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers in infancy.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.