Douglas Arthur Boyd passed away at his Laguna Woods, California home on January 8, 2020. He was 89. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan Boyd on January 2, 2005. Doug and Joan met in high school in Detroit, Michigan, and got married right after graduation. They remained sweethearts for 53 years.
Doug and Joan had 7 children, Laurie Boyd, Kathleen Boyd, Michael Boyd (deceased), Daniel Boyd (deceased), Diane Boyd Egan, Jeffrey Boyd, and Nancy Boyd Nissen. They were blessed with 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Doug worked his whole career in the newspaper business, starting at age 12 as a paperboy. He remained in the business until he retired from the Los Angeles Times after many fruitful years. He also owned and operated Saddleback Golf Cars with his wife, Joan, and his son, Michael.
Doug was very involved with St. Kilian parish for over 40 years. He was on the Parish Council for 3 years, served with The Knights of Columbus and helped with the annual Fish Fry every Friday during Lent. He started out washing lemons and potatoes, then graduated to selling raffle tickets, and everyone had a great time. The whole family pitched in for the Fish Fry, as well as the annual Christmas and Thanksgiving Food and Toy Drive.
The rosary will be held at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills “ªat 7pm on Monday, January 20th. The funeral will be held at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Mission Viejo “ªat 11am on Tuesday, January 21st.