Goldie Ann (Taylor) Boyd left this life on Oct. 17, 2013 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.
Born July 16, 1940, she was the first child of Roy H. and Opal M. (Martin) Taylor. When she was six months old the family moved from Bixby to a farm southwest of Oologah, which was home to her for 73 years. She attended Prairie Grove Grade School and graduated from Oologah High School in 1958.
She received a business degree from Draughn’s Business School in 1960, but had a passion for teaching. She returned to school and graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. While in college she married her high school sweetheart, Bob Boyd.
Goldie received her master’s degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and taught 21 years at Oologah. She retired in 1994 to be a grandma. She and Bob were blessed to be a part of their grandchildren’s lives by caring for them while they were young.
Bob and Goldie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 17, 2011.
She and Bob built a home on the same farm where she lived in 1941. They raised their sons there and have lived there for 47 years.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by her husband Robert L. (Bob) Boyd of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rob and Courtney Boyd of Owasso, Jon and Kim Boyd of Tulsa; two acquired daughters and sons, Brenda and Brad Clay of Tulsa and Valerie and Allen Wall of Bartlesville; four biological grandchildren: Caitlin, Brianna, Harrison and Zoni, and too many more acquired grandchildren to count.
She is also survived by two sisters and a brother, Pearlene Evans and husband Ralph of Oologah, Linda Pavey and husband Danny of Collinsville, and Marshall Taylor and wife Francine of Chelsea, eight nieces and nephews, eight Godchildren and far too many friends to list. Thank you for letting her be a friend.
In lieu of flowers, Goldie requested that all donations be sent to Zion Hill Youth at Zion Hill Church, 11501 S 4060 Road, Oologah, Ok 74053