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Mikel Johnson Boyd


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Mikel Johnson Boyd Obituary
MIKEL JOHNSON BOYD
Mikel Johnson Boyd died on January 25, 2018 in Highland, California. She will be cremated.
Mikel was born August 11, 1935 in Lawton, OK, to Harold and Eleanor Johnson. She is survived by her sister Reddy Kirkham; her husband of 51 years, Walter; her son Edward Boyd; her daughter Tracy Potter; three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Mikel moved to Connecticut in 1965 and worked for Perkin Elmer Corp. in Norwalk, CT prior to meeting Walter. The couple was married in 1967, and moved to Marblehead, MA, prior to moving to Riverside, CA in 1969. They lived in Riverside for 40 years, before moving to Apple Valley, Ca in 2009.
Mikel studied ballet in Lawton as a young girl at the Storey and Barton School of Dance in Lawton, and ballet became the passion of her life. She later studied to become a Royal Ballet Dance Instructor, and taught ballet in Southern California for many years.
Mikel also worked for the family business, MacroAir Technologies, started by Walter's son Eddie. She retired in 2000 to peruse her passion for writing and studying history.
Mikel was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Eddie Johnson.
The family has planned a celebration of her life on March 25th in San Bernardino. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to call Walter Boyd at (951) 205-1790.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2018
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