Barbara Boyd

Barbara Boyd, 83, of Vanderbilt, passed away, Monday, September 9, 2019.

She was the daughter of Curtis and Thelma (Kantner) Pascoe.

Barbara was a schoolteacher for many years.  She was a pianist for her local church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 114.  As a hobby, she enjoyed quilting and knitting when she was not busy running Boyd’s Horseshoe D Bar Ranch, bed and breakfast.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband Donald.

Barbara is survived by her children Curtis (Sheila) Boyd of Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Mary Ann Hartley of Lansing, Michigan; her grandchildren Trevor Hartley, Tracee Hartley, Andrea (James) Bozeman, Matthew Boyd, Sara (J.T.) Loar-Mitchell and Jonathan (Kelsey) Boyd; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home.

Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

16 Comments

  1. Vince LaRosa II September 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    To the Boyd family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. Barb was always a gracious lady and will be missed.

    Vince

  2. Rhonda Wolf September 10, 2019 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Hugs and prayers to the family, I’m sure she is up there in heaven playing bingo with all the crew. Miss our trips to Arizona for our casino trips.

  3. Karen Loshaw September 11, 2019 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers to the Boyd family. I remember Mrs. Boyd as my kindergarten and 2nd grade teacher. She was a great lady.

  4. Linda Simcek September 11, 2019 at 9:05 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers for the family! So sorry for your loss! Your mom was a great lady!

  5. Steve & Kathy Heintz September 11, 2019 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Your mom was such a lovely lady. Never afraid of a new adventure, always pleasant, and had such a giving heart towards others. We will miss her, but remember fondly all of the great times we spent together (from learning how to swim to Tucson visits). She will stay with us in love, memory, and family. Be comforted by knowing that she, and all of your family, is loved during this difficult time.

  6. Patricia Lambdin September 11, 2019 at 10:06 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, this is a great loss. She took a chance on me to be her second grade teachers aid when I was in high school. Fond memories!

  7. Wilma Robinson Viau September 11, 2019 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Mary Ann and Curt,
    Your Mom was a dear friend, so many happy memories come to mind as I read her obituary.
    Rest In Peace sweet Lady. You are missed.

  8. Judy Brink September 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    MaryAnn and Curt…I have so many memories of your Mom. May God bless your hearts with grace and healing. Take comfort in knowing that she is where she is suppose to be. Much Love!!!!

  9. Jenni Tomaski September 11, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Maryann, Curt and families,
    Your mom was a second mom to me and I treasure all the love and wonderful times we had together. She always included me as part of the family which was the best feeling ever. I hope you find peace knowing that she is now playing the piano and singing with the angels.
    Love you always, Mom,(Barb).
    Jenni

  10. Patti Letson September 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Maryann and Curt, so sorry for the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of her. God bless you both and your families.

  11. Phil and Sally Williams September 12, 2019 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Curt and MaryAnn, losing a patent is never easy. But you have so many great memories of her and can be filled with so much pride at all she did. She took me into Eastern Stars, always guided me and supported me in that. She was a wonderful example to follow. She loved her family. That will always be with you.
    Prayers for you all 🙏. Phil and Sally

  12. Stuart Clark September 12, 2019 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She treated all of the Vanderbilt staff like her children! She always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed!! Stuart and Vicki Clark

  13. mary howard September 12, 2019 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful soul she was for sure. She will be missed. From her community, to church to her students she loved so much. Rest in peace and may the family take comfort in beautiful memories of her.

  14. Linda (Boyd) Carlson September 13, 2019 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Curt and Mary Ann,

    I know that Aunt Barbara battled long and hard with Alzheimers and that must have been extremely difficult. She was very lucky to have you taking care of her and she will missed by all that knew her!

  15. Suzanne Medellin September 15, 2019 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Curt and Mary Ann, She was always a super sweet lady to me. I remember talking to her at the post office. We shared many memories. My mom and dad and your parents were good friends and in the church choir. Boy could your mom play, my mom loved that because she didn’t have to. I’m smiling.
    There is always the pain of your parent not being there in the physical, but their live lives on in you. My prayers are with you and all your families.
    Suzie Karslake Medellin

  16. Tim and Brenda Cottrell September 18, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Curt and Maryann, we have just learned of your mom’s passing and we are so sorry for your loss. Barb was a very special woman and was always willing to help others.

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