Grace D. Boyd

November 12, 1924 - December 13, 2016

Grace D. Boyd, 92, a lifelong resident of Lee County, FL passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. She was born November 12, 1924 in Alva, FL to James and Beulah Dyess, now deceased.

Grace grew up in Alva and graduated from Alva High School. After High School, she moved to Fort Myers to work. She married Stewart Robert Boyd on May 4, 1943 in Alva, FL. After marriage, they moved to Miami, FL for three years and moved back to Alva to run the South Alva Mercantile General Store, selling the store in 1961. Grace went to work at the Alva High School as the secretary in 1962, working there as the bookkeeper until retirement in 1990. While working at the school, she had opportunities to travel with students and teachers, travelling in the United States and Europe. Grace was very active in the community as a member of the Alva Methodist Church and the Alva Library Museum, the PTA, and was a Charter Member of The Alva Garden Club.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Lynda Bush of North Fort Myers; a sister, Joan Williams of Boise, ID; a grandson, Robert Hedrick (Sherry) of Fort Myers; two granddaughters, Sheryl Kutz (Stanley) of Gainesville, FL and Beverly Harvey (Stephen) of Alva; great grandson, Evan Robert Harvey also of Alva; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Robert Boyd; as well a sister, Norma Prymas.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, December 19, 2016 Tice United Methodist Church, 4545 Tice Street, Fort Myers, FL 33905 with Rev. Esther Rodriguez officiating. There will be a light luncheon following the service for friends and family.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Grace D. Boyd are suggested to Tice United Methodist Church, 4545 Tice Street, Fort Myers, FL 33905.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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