Michael Joseph Boyd was born October 3, 1969 in Jacksonville, FL. He passed away August 15, 2013 in Bunnell, FL at the age of 43. He graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School in 1987 and was an Eagle Scout. Michael served a two-year mission in Paraguay, South America for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He graduated from Southern Utah State University in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. He married Heide Hoyt in the St. George Temple, St. George, UT on June 26, 1993. Michael was the manager of Quality by Design Tree and Shrub Nursery in Leesburg, FL. He was a member of the Flagler County Cattleman's Association and enjoyed raising cattle on the family ranch. Michael was an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also an avid Florida Gator fan. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Heide, his children, Michael Anthony (currently serving a mission in Provo, UT), Colton James, Tess Elaina and Millie Jane, his mother and step-father, Gail Northway (Don), his father and step-mother, Mike Boyd (Brenda), his brothers, Matt (Becky), Justin (Brittany), sister Laura Hughes (Ramzi) and brother Jacob (Kierstin), maternal grandfather, John A. Dillaberry, Paternal grandmother, Mary Boyd, 10 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Michael will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and son. Services will be at 3: 00 P.M. Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bunnell with Stake President Brett Markovitz presiding and Bishop Thomas Morley conducting. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 1:00 P.M. till 2:30 P.M. Burial will follow at San Mateo Cemetery in Putnam County. In lieu of flowers, an account to benefit his children has been established at Bank of America, 303 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell, FL 32110. Checks must be made payable specifically to Heide Boyd and deposited at this Bank of America location ONLY. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 21, 2013