Boyd L. York
Boyd L. York
  • July 3, 1927 - November 9, 2017
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

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Boyd York
July 3, 1927 ~ November 9, 2017

Boyd York, 90, of South Salt Lake, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 9, 2017.
He was born on July 3, 1927, in Salt Lake City to Golden and Alta Kay York. He graduated from South High School in 1945 and married Frances Reed, the love of his life, in 1947. Frances and Boyd were high school sweethearts, together for 71 wonderful years and married for 68.
Boyd had a long and rewarding life, full of great stories that he loved to share with family and friends. He always enjoyed the outdoors and spent years fishing, hunting, camping, boating and water-skiing with his loving wife, Frances, their daughter, Cathy, as well as family and friends. Family always came first for Boyd and he always cherished time spent with them.
Boyd worked as a mechanic for 36 years with Ken Garff Automotive, and then spent 10 additional years as an instructor for UAW/Job Corps, where he loved guiding young people toward a valuable career. In retirement, he discovered his talent for wood carving, and went on to become a renowned and award-winning artisan in that field.
He was preceded in death in 2016 by Frances and is survived by his daughter, Cathy York; three grandchildren, Amanda York (Marcus Gallegos), Tori (Rick) Davie and Zack (Bevany) Smith; ten great-grandchildren, Spencer (Harlie) Reynolds, Scott York, Maggie Gallegos; Demri, Kaden, Kyler, Tristan and Addilyn Davie; and Brooklynn, Blakely and Baby Boyd Smith; and three great-great grandchildren, Remington, Ryder and River Reynolds.
A viewing service will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 16 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. Funeral services will take place at the same location the following day, Friday, November 17, at 11:00 am, with additional viewing preceding the services from 10:00 until 10:45 am.