Robert Marion Boyd was born November 14, 1930, and passed away in his home in Wheatland on Nov. 19. Robert was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to Oscar and Mary (Coleman) Boyd. He was later joined by his sister Carolyn and brother Raymond. They made their home in Virginia Dale, Colorado, at the family ranch, which was homesteaded by his great-grandfather in 1882. He attended school in Virginia Dale, La Porte, and Fort Collins.
He married (Betty) Darlene Brewer in 1950. Their marriage was blessed with daughters Barbara and Catheryn. Robert was a rancher, jack of all trades, and master of many. He was a foreman for ranches in Colorado and Wyoming for the majority of his life. He retired as foreman of Colorado State University Research Foundation, formerly known as the Maxwell Ranch, in 1999.
He was later married to Carmen Varn. He and Carmen purchased land in Blackfoot, Idaho, not far from his brother’s place in 1999. He worked tirelessly and grew a beautiful, large lawn with over 90 trees and shrubs that flourished under his care.
In October of this year he moved to Wheatland to live out his final day surrounded by family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Tammy Beth (Penick) Eslick; and his wife, Carmen.
He is survived by h is sister Carolyn (Quinn) Funk of Fort Collins; Brother Raymond (the late Lee) Boyd of Spring Creek, Nevada; daughters Barbara (Larry) Fletcher of Chugwater, Cathy (Randy) Selby of Cody; grandchildren, Angela Selby, Leslie Sanderson of Wheatland, Flint Selby of Cody, Crystal Anderson of Wheatland, Landon Selby of Cody, William Penick of Murfreesboro, Tennesee; 26 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and too many nieces and nephews to count.
A memorial will be held next summer in Colorado at the Boyd Family Cemetery on July 21, 2018.