Boyd Edwin Grover, 86, of Shelley, passed away at his home Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from complications associated with mesothelioma.
Boyd was born in Moreland, Idaho, on May 23, 1926, to George E. Grover and Alice M. Olsen Grover. He was the second oldest child in his family, with one brother and four sisters. He grew up in Shelley and graduated from Shelley High School. He was active in sports and especially loved football and basketball. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served in WWII on the fleet tug USS Tolowa ATF-116.
On Jan. 8, 1947, he married Beth Zae Jensen in the Idaho Falls Temple. They made their home in Shelley, where they raised five children.
Boyd, his father, George, and his brother, LaVar, owned and operated Grover Construction Company. He was an active member of the LDS church and served in many positions through the years, including bishop, high councilman and councilor in several bishoprics. His favorite position, however, was in the nursery. Boyd and Beth also served an LDS mission in the Guam-Micronesia Mission on Ponape.
Boyd married Joyce Dyorich on Sept. 18, 1992.
Boyd was preceded in death by his wife, Beth; sisters, Verna and Donna; his daughter, Rebecca; and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother, LaVar (Jeanette) Grover; sisters, LaRae Arave and Kathryn (Gaylon) Gallup; sons, Dennis (Sharron) Grover, Kim (Diane) Grover and Karl (Christine) Grover; daughter, Ginna (Roger) Brown; stepchildren, Jeff Dyorich, Jennifer (Jed) Campbell, Kirk (Lisa) Dyorich, Matt (Becky) Dyorich and Johnny (Cherie) Dyorich; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Boyd's family expresses sincere appreciation to Aspen Home Health and Hospice for its special care and assistance.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Shelley 5th Ward Chapel, 513 S. Park Ave. The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St. in Shelley, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery with military rites by the David B. Bleak Post 93 of Shelley.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.