Dorothy Boyd (“Granny”)
Dorothy Mae Crouch Boyd was born 22 October, 1923 in Pittsburg, Kansas at the home of her “goodly parents” Carl and Louise Crouch. She attended grade school, Junior High and part of High school in Pittsburg. In 1938 the family moved to Miami, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school in 1940. She then attended Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College in Miami while working part time with her father at Griffin Grocery Co. It was in Miami, in high school, that she met her eternal companion, Bud. They were married 9 Feb. 1947 in Joplin, Mo. They were later sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on 10 October, 1960. Dorothy and Bud spent the first 9 months of their marriage in Kansas City before moving to Muskogee in 1948. To this marriage were born three children: Carl Stephen, Susan Myra who died in infancy, and Melissa Kay. Dorothy worked for many years at Muskogee Supply, Inc. as bookkeeper. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints almost all of her life, having been baptized when she was 17, and held most all positions for women in the Church.
Dorothy loved the Church, her family, her friends, beautiful music, flowers, trees and life! She is survived by her two children, Steve and wife, Kathleen of Syracuse, Utah, Melissa and her late husband, John Barrett of Muskogee. Also, her grandchildren, Christopher Boyd and Elisabeth Boyd, Holden Barrett, his wife, Glenda, Rachel, her husband, John Gaeble, Emma, her husband, Chad Wagoner, Asa Barrett, Joseph Barrett, and wife Chelsy, Mason Barrett and wife Aracely. Her great-grandchildren, Cidney Boyd, Asher Boyd, Sylas Boyd, Asa Boyd, Bryce Barrett, Andrea Barrett, Morgan Jones, Max Jones, Cristian Gaeble, Elijah Barrett, Aden and Grayer Wilson, Magnolia Barrett, Aspen Mae Barrett, and Isaac Barrett. Her “adopted” daughter, Linda Carr of Ft. Gibson, her children, and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her beloved, Bud, her parents, her infant daughter, Susan Myra, her sister, Myra Dickson, of Salt Lake City, two infant brothers.
Dorothy and Bud served a mission for the Church in Wilburton, OK for two years and also served many years as temple ordinance workers in the Dallas and Oklahoma City temples of the Church.
Dorothy’s kindness left her blessed in friendships, made rich through years and deeds of love, because all were considered family! She fought the good fight and won her victory.
Dorothy’s family will greet friends 3PM-5PM, Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be 11:30AM, April 18, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Muskogee, OK with Bishop Elmer officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Published on April 15, 2022