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home : obituaries : obituaries January 22, 2018


1/9/2018 12:50:00 PM
Robert William "Bob" Boyd February 12, 1936 - September 1, 2017

Robert William "Bob" Boyd died September 1, 2017. He was born February 12, 1936 in Long Beach, California. His mother, Louise "Dodi" Kean Boyd raised him and his older brother, Gilbert. His grandfather was the famous Canadian cowboy, filmmaker and writer A.D. Kean, whom Bob spoke of proudly but never met. 

Bob started his first business when he was about 10 and continued to be entrepreneurial throughout his life, including starting a successful commodities firm.

Bob loved to tell stories, and one of his favorite lines was, "I was in the monkey business, you know." Bob was proud that he helped in the early efforts to wipe out polio through his travels to Asia and the Philippines procuring monkeys for an early version of the vaccine in the late 1950s.

Bob married (and later divorced) Heather Burns and had two sons, Scott and Brad. They settled in Woodside, California, where Bob could live with his horses. Bob's other loves were beautiful cars (at one time he owned a Mercedes Gullwing, among others), flying his airplanes, music, art and classic Western design. 

He retired early and moved to Central Oregon with the love of his life Delith Constantini Williams and to be near his very beloved granddaughters, Alex and Jenny. He loved boating with them on Suttle Lake, traveling and seeing them shine in all their activities.

He is survived by sons Scott and Brad, and granddaughters Alex and Jenny. 

Bob loved horses. So if you would like to make a donation in memory of Bob, please consider Mustangs to the Rescue, an all-breed horse rescue that supports horses, their owners and potential owners with assistance, resources and educational opportunities, improving the lives of horses and people in Central Oregon.









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