Thelma Nelson Henricks Boyd (1916 - 2014)

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Thelma Nelson Henricks Boyd

Boone, Iowa

Thelma Nelson Henricks Boyd passed away Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014, at the age of 97, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone, Iowa where she had resided since September of 2003.

She was born April 18, 1916 to John and Mabel (Lantz) Nelson on a farm north of Boone, Iowa. She graduated from Boone High School in 1934. Thelma worked as a bookkeeper in several offices before her marriage.

Thelma married Vincent L. Henricks on June 4, 1939 in Boone. They moved to Cedar Falls in 1940 where Thelma did bookkeeping and stenographic work until she opened her own real estate office as a real estate broker in 1960 in Cedar Falls. She joined the Order of Eastern Star in Cedar Falls in 1943. Vince and Thelma adopted a daughter Irene. In 1970, they moved to Kimberling City, Missouri where she continued in real estate until moving back to Boone in 1983.

After Vince's death in November of 1983, she married Eugene Boyd in November of 1984. Thelma was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church.

Her parents; husbands, Vince Hendricks and Eugene Boyd; 2 brothers Harold L. Nelson and Ralph A Nelson; and a sister Edith "Happy" Nelson preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter Irene Hunt and husband Jim of Anniston, Alabama; 3 nieces Mary Corhus and husband Luverne of Buffalo Center, Iowa, Irene Lee of Boone and Joyce Johnstone and husband Jerry of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; a nephew John Nelson and wife Betty of Boone, Iowa; a stepson John Boyd and wife Barbara of Denver, Colorado; and other relatives.

Services will be held on Tuesday morning, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel in Boone with Rev. Tim Walker officiating with visitations prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

In memory of Thelma, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made to

Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Boone is in charge of arrangements.

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Stark-Welin Funeral Directors
609 7th Street
Boone, IA 50036-0505
(515) 432-4550
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Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 9, 2014
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