Boyd, Jimmie Mae Marion Jimmie Mae Marion Boyd died on July 25, 2014 in Dallas, Texas after a brief illness, she has gone to rest in the arms of her Savior at age 92. Jimmie is a longtime resident of Dallas. She was born in Allen, TX to Jim and Laura Mae Coats Marion on November 5, 1921. She had three sisters, Maurice Marion Bernheimer, Martha Anne Marion Pitts and Connie Marion Betts. Jimmie graduated from Allen High School in 1938 at the age of 16. On September 28, 1938, Jimmie married the love of her life, Jim Boyd. Jim was a local radio personality at the time, and his career led to being inducted into the Country Western Music, Texas Swing and Western Swing Halls of Fame. They were married for 54 years. In 1958, Jimmie opened her first Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio in Dallas. She expanded that to 6 studios over a 15-year period. Jimmie was a training center for Merle Norman International in Los Angeles, CA and was responsible for many successful studio openings in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. She remained a Gold Medallion Studio owner for 45 years when she retired at age 82. She was the consummate Super Mom long before Super Moms were the norm. Survivors include her Daughter and son-in-law Marion Boyd Keegan, and Marty Keegan, and granddaughter Candace Keegan of Dallas. Daughter Elizabeth (Dede) Boyd Pitts, and husband Gil Pitts, and granddaughters, Angela Pitts-Perry and her husband Ron Perry, Anne'drea Pitts, and Shelby Pitts-Langford and her husband, Michael, all of Waxahachie, Great-Grandchildren Mollie McGinty, Connor Perry, Alexander Boyd Tidmore, Toby Tidmore, Michael James Langford, and Carter Langford. Numerous loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Jimmie was predeceased by her loving husband, her parents, her sisters, and a granddaughter, Jamie Elizabeth Pitts. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 27th, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX from 5pm to 7pm. A Graveside Service will be on Monday, July 28th, at 10:30am at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, TX. Online condolences may be made at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com.
Published in Dallas Morning News from July 26 to July 27, 2014