Katholyn Covey Boyd
1916 - 2016 After living 100 years in the state of Vermont, Katholyn (Kay, "Opie") Boyd moved on to the next best place on August 29, 2016 after a brief period of declining health. Born on April 16, 1916, she was the youngest of the 10 children of parents Sarah (Lizzie) Williams Covey and Gary Freemont Covey. She grew up on the family farm at the end of Covey Road in West Brattleboro. On December 30, 1939 she married Verne Russell Boyd and moved to the farm on Boyd Hill Road in Wilmington, VT where she lived until her death. Kay raised two children and was very active in the daily chores of the dairy farm and maple syrup operation. In the early 1960s the dairy cattle were sold and Kay and Verne, with Albert and Louise Brissette, co-owned and operated the North Star Bowling Lanes for several years. In later years Kay worked at the Book Press in Brattleboro, the Red Mill in Wilmington and several lodges at Mount Snow. Kay enjoyed playing cards and square dancing and was a member of the Green Mountain Squares for many years. She was an accomplished candle pin bowler and participated in the senior league until the age of 91. She was an animal lover and during her life had numerous pets over which she doted. Kay was always a child at heart and enjoyed playing (badminton, croquet, softball and hide and seek after dark) with her children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was an incurable prankster and reveled at getting into costume for Halloween. Kay was predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings as well as her husband Verne who died in July 1977. She is survived by her son Carl Boyd and his wife Carolyn Palmer of Wilmington, a daughter Ada Taylor of Rochester, NH and two grandsons: Troy Taylor of Farmington, NH and Courtney Boyd and his wife Kathy Treverrow of Putney, VT. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral arrangements are being handled by Covey and Allen. Visiting hours will be at their funeral home on East Main Street in Wilmington on Thursday, September 1st from 1:00-3:00 PM with interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery on Stowe Hill Road. A celebration of her life will follow at the North Star Bowling Lanes until 6:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Kay's name may be made to either the Windham County Humane Society or the Deerfield Valley Rescue.
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Published by Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 30, 2016.