Douglas L. Boyd

Douglas L. Boyd

April 9, 1957 – August 21, 2020


Douglas Lee Boyd, 63, of Omaha, Nebraska, died August 21, 2020.  He was born April 9, 1957, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Mabel and Thomas Boyd.  He was the second youngest of 5 siblings.  On September 16th, 2005, he married Jody Lee Boyd, who survives.

Growing up, Doug went on numerous family vacations to visit family and often reminisced on these memories of visiting his many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He attended Omaha South High school where he excelled in swimming and gymnastics.  He held several local and state titles, some of which were held for several decades.  He also enjoyed Mustang cars and had many throughout his lifetime.  One of his greatest enjoyments was hanging with his border collie Angus, who also recently passed away.  He had a soft spot for all animals and also had many cats and ferrets in his life.  Being a Grandpa and teaching his grandsons about cars and superheroes was another passion of his.  This past summer he enjoyed tending to his remodeled garden and picking vegetables and flowers with his wife and daughters.

Preceded in death by father, Thomas Boyd.  Survived by wife, Jody; daughters: Shelby Hunke (Jake), Paige Goldsberry, and Joelle Goldsberry (Kevin); grandsons, Miles and Tucker; mother, Mabel Boyd; sisters, Susan Boyd (Craig Lemke) and Sandy O’Malley (Bill); brothers, Bruce Boyd and Bob Boyd (Marla); chihuahua, Nala; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

SERVICES: Saturday, August 29th, 2pm, at the West Center Chapel.  Fellowship with the family will immediately follow.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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  • Sam Willcoxon Posted August 25, 2020 6:22 am

    Friend from Junior High and High School. Swimming mate. My condolences to EVERYONE

    • Bob Boyd Posted August 25, 2020 7:00 pm

      Thanks Sam, I know you and Doug have been good friends. Means a lot to me and the family

    • Sue Boyd Posted August 26, 2020 3:53 pm

      Thank you, Sam. You & Doug go way back and our family appreciates hearing from you.

  • David Boggs Posted August 25, 2020 8:34 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the Boyd family. High School friend and Swim Team mate

  • Will Gustafson Posted August 25, 2020 10:46 am

    rest easy Doug, prayers and thoughts to you and family.

    • Sue Boyd Posted August 26, 2020 5:23 pm

      Thanks, Will. Our family appreciates hearing from you.

    • Sue Boyd Posted August 26, 2020 11:02 pm

      Thank you, Will. Our family appreciates hearing from you.

  • Randall J Bauwens Posted August 25, 2020 8:32 pm

    Swim team teammate and good friend. Rest in Peace old friend

  • John Devaney Posted August 26, 2020 9:05 am

    Friend from South High. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Doug.

  • Mary Meehan Rea Posted August 27, 2020 9:04 am

    Dear Mabel and Family,
    Our hearts grieve with you. Such a loving portrait of Doug, a real family man. With loving thoughts and prayers for all. – Mary & Eric

  • Mark Derickson Posted August 27, 2020 12:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss of Doug.Many thoughts an prays to Dougs family and all of the Body’s my heart goes out to all of you Mark

  • Russ Derickson Posted August 27, 2020 1:06 pm

    So sorry to hear about Doug…our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Russ and June

  • Martin T Loth Posted August 27, 2020 6:52 pm

    Rest in peace God Bless prayers for all the family and friends

  • Yvonne Kirkner Armstrong Posted August 27, 2020 7:07 pm

    She & family, my sincere sympathies for the passing of Doug. Remember him fondly from those crazy high school years. Hugs to you all.

  • Linda Barber Posted August 28, 2020 7:46 am

    So sorry for your loss. My mother and Mabel were first cousins. I try to keep in touch with Mabel.

  • Thomas Lier Posted August 28, 2020 9:46 am

    Rest in piece Doug friend since Norris Jr high

  • Gregory ondracek Posted August 28, 2020 11:21 am

    Another good south high alumni we will trully miss. Rest in peace good friend. Always found a way to laugh.

  • Elisa Havranek/Sailors Posted August 29, 2020 10:13 am

    Friend from South High. Sue and family so sorry for your loss. Great guy, always loved his humor! God Bless.

  • Ruth Dunn Posted August 31, 2020 6:34 am

    So Sorry. Mabel Janette used to visit at our home and at my grandparents Alvin and Edna Nelson home. I am a relative . (some cousin down the line). My Dad was Elmer Nelson.

  • Michael Burton Posted December 8, 2020 6:01 pm

    Great man. RIP Doug my friend. Condolences to his family.

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