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Marion Boyd

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Marion VanAtta Boyd, of Binghamton, born April 18, 1920, died March 1, 2005. Marion was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Smith VanAtta; her mother, Mary Eva Hanrahan Smith; her brother, Gerald VanAtta; her sons-in-law, Paul H. Stanley and John V. Goff; and daughter-in-law, JoAnn Weiss Boyd. Marion was married to her beloved husband, Cogswell Coombes Boyd for 64 years. Marion was an avid golfer and bridge player, and loved traveling (especially to London and Paris), gardening, books, antiques and genealogy. Marion was the Deputy City Clerk of Binghamton from 1960 to 1961. She was active in the Republican Party from 1950 to 1970 before she became an Independent. Marion was a member and substainer of the Junior League of Binghamton and of Palm Beach, Florida and a member of the Binghamton Country Club, the Binghamton Club, the Lost Tree Golf Club in North Palm Beach, Florida and the Quall Ridge Golf Club in Boynton Beach, Florida. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Frederick C.C. Boyd, II, and his wife, Nancy Reynolds Boyd of Edwards, Colorado; her two daughters, Susan Boyd Stanley of Fort Worth, Texas; and Nancy Boyd Goff of Vestal, New York; her brother, William VanAtta of Binghamton, New York; sister, Eleanor VanAtta Kieffer of Rochester, New York; her grandchildren, Frederick C.C. Boyd, III and his wife, Tara Adyanthaya of Atlanta, Georgia; Sheri Stanley Sears and her husband, Joseph Sears of Granbury, Texas; Deborah Boyd Smith of Wappingers Falls, New York; Katherine Goff of Vestal, New York; and Karen Goff of Washington, D.C.; her great-grandchildren, Rachel and Isabelle Smith; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A special thank you for the love and kindness of her niece, Nancy Morse of Cazenovia, New York. The family also wishes to thank the third-floor staff of the Susquehanna Nursing Home and the Hospice of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, New York for their devoted care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Binghamton University Foundation, P.O. Box 6005, Binghamton, N.Y. 13902-6005 or the charity of your choice, in memory of Marion VanAtta Boyd. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements for the family are directed by the DeMunn Funeral Home.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 4, 2005
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