BOYD ROYSTER HOOFARD April 21, 1927 - October 17, 2013 Boyd Royster Hoofard, born April 21, 1927 in Trousdale, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Red Bluff, California, at the age of 86, surrounded by his family. Boyd was born to Walter and Ester Hoofard. He was the seventh of eight children, raised on and around the family homestead in Oklahoma. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1945. On March 3, 1949 he married Vivian Coleen Sanders. They moved back and forth from Oklahoma and California many times. Boyd is survived by his wife, Vivian; his older brother, Woody; his eight children: Walt, Terry, Kathy, Deanna, Marty, Randy, Mark, and John; his 27 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Boyd loved working with his hands, hunting with his brothers, and telling stories. He was a beloved husband and father and a loyal neighbor. He loved, and was loved by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. We, his family, invite all who knew and loved him to share in a celebration of Boyd's life. A service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 2pm at the Chapel of Flowers on Walnut Street in Red Bluff, California, followed shortly after by a graveside service. A reception will be held at Vina Community Church in Vina, California at approximately 5pm. Anyone who would like to provide food for the reception can drop it off at Boyd and Vivian's house in Red Bluff. Boyd's life was full of family and love. Grandpa will be forever in our hearts.

Published in Daily News on Oct. 22, 2013