Boyd Virgil Johnson, 93, of Firth, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Turtle and Crane Assisted Living Center.
He was born Nov. 25, 1919, in Firth to William Ezra and Ada A. Dye Johnson. He attended school in Firth and also attended drafting school in California.
Boyd married Phyllis Beth Nield on Jan. 2, 1946, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They served two missions together in England and Washington, D.C.
He joined the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and served in World War II.
Boyd enjoyed gardening, woodworking, playing the bass fiddle and harmonica, and family reunions. He loved his grandchildren and devoted his life to his wife. He will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Beth; children, Terry (Sheila) Johnson of Payson, Utah, Cathy (Richard) Adams of Idaho Falls and Danna (Tony) Engedal of Burbank, Calif.; two brothers, Lewis (Vivian) Johnson of Bountiful, Utah, and Val (Edna) Johnson of Idaho Falls; one sister, Julia Henderson of Brigham City, Utah; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Darrell; three brothers, Wayne, Garth and Morris; and two sisters, Louise Walters and Marion Jones.
Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, May 21, at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St. in Shelley. The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Firth Cemetery with military rites by David B. Bleak Post 93 and the Idaho Honor Guard.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.