Gladys Irene (Higgs) Boyd (1924 - 2013)

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Gladys Irene (Higgs) Boyd, 89, of Stephenson, Virginia died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at her home.

Mrs. Boyd was born in 1924 in Broadway, Virginia, the daughter of the late Melvin and Eitel Higgs. She was homemaker, and a graduate of Edinburg High School, Class of 1942.

She is survived by her husband, Strother Woodrow Boyd, whom she married on December 27, 1945 in Winchester, Virginia.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Barbara Smith of Middletown, VA and Brenda Fincham and husband, Scott, also of Middletown; a son, Douglas Strother Boyd and wife, Mary, of Mechanicsville, VA; four grandchildren, Molly Smith, Jack Boyd, Sarah Fincham and David Boyd; a sister, Wanda Wenzel, of Luray, VA and one brother, Ralph Foltz of Lanham, MD.

Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Artie Smith; a brother, Lee Higgs and three sisters, Meleva Nelson, Jenny Funkhouser and Betty Kay Nelson.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 ­ 2:00 PM, one hour before the service, at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel.

A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Reverend Kitty Hahn officiating. Entombment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Oct. 26, 2013
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