In Memoriam: David Boyd ’81, OD ’82

David Boyd ’81, OD ’82 died Jan. 25, 2021, at age 69. He was an optometrist by training, a teacher at heart and a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Those who knew him enjoyed elevated yet enjoyable conversations with him on a variety of topics from trivia to scientific observations. As a young man, he served as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northern Germany for two years, during which time he developed a lasting love of the German people, language, and food.

Following his mission, he completed undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and graduate studies at Pacific University’s College of Optometry. He began practicing optometry in Salt Lake City, Utah, and met his future wife during an eye exam. He married Susan Weight on April 30, 1987. The couple enjoyed 34 years of marriage in Utah and Southern California. During their 31 years in California, they lived in San Gabriel, Arcadia, and Wrightwood. He instilled in his children a love of learning, deep faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and a lasting sense of duty to God, country and family.

As a lifelong member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Boyd served in many different capacities, both official and otherwise, in the congregations of which he was a member. He was a member of the Las Flores and Huntington, Calif., wards of the Church for much of his married life, enjoying long and fulfilling friendships with many of his fellow saints in those congregations. In the last few years of his life, he was equally involved in and fond of the Wrightwood, Calif. ward, where he greatly enjoyed leading Adult Sunday School classes.

Boyd is survived by his wife Susan; daughters Emily King, Theresa Richards, Juliet Tate; son Douglas Boyd; older brother Richard Boyd; three sons-in-law; and four grandchildren.

Friday, July 15, 2022