Boyd Douglas Kirkland 1950 ~ 2011 Boyd passed away on January 27, 2011 at 60 years young due to pulmonary fibrosis at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.Born November 4, 1950 in Salt Lake City, UT to Claude Douglas Kirkland and Irene Argyle. He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Guest on June 16, 1972. Boyd was well known for his talented artistic ability and his contributions to the animation industry. Some of his credits include: Thundar the Barbarian, Spiderman, GI-Joe, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero and X-Men: Evolution, to name a few. Boyd was also a very devoted husband, father and grandfather and always made his family a top priority. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Claudia, and brother Mark. He is survived by his wife Barbara, and their five children: Kyle (Pamela), Aaron (Kimberly), Jamie (Chad), Marci (Julio), and Byron (Hayley) as well as eight grandchildren: Logan, Emily, Katelyn, Jordan, Taylor, Kara, Carson, Landon and two on the way. Also, his brother Brent and two sisters Ann and Marilyn. He will be fondly remembered for his patience, gentle demeanor, his insatiable thirst for knowledge, and for his his everlasting love for his family. He will be dearly missed. Funeral services were held February 1, 2011 at the LDS Sand Canyon Chapel in Canyon Country, CA. Interment followed at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary in Newhall, CA.
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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 6, 2011.