Archive for Friday, January 28, 1994


January 28, 1994


— Services for Margaret F. Kohlmann Boyd, 87, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin

Mrs. Boyd died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 11, 1906, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Leo F. and Maude Johnston Kohlmann. She attended public schools in Dubuque, graduated from the University of Dubuque and was a member of the Zeta Phi sorority.

She taught in the Dubuque public schools from 1926 until 1942. While in Dubuque she was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, where she was church secretary, Sunday school teacher and bible school teacher for 15 years.

She also was a member of the Dubuque Audubon Society and a charter member of the Mississippi Trails Club and served as its president for 13 years.

She married Ivan Louis Boyd on June 13, 1942, and moved to Baldwin, where her husband was a biology professor at Baker University. He died in 1982.

In Baldwin, Mrs. Boyd was a member of First United Methodist Church and received the Mission Service Award from the UMW. She was president of P.E.O, a 60-year member of the Evangeline Chapter 162 O.E.S., and organizer of the Girl Scout Troop in Baldwin, receiving a 45-year service award in 1993.

Mrs. Boyd was a past president of the Baldwin Garden Club, Baldwin Bird Club, Chapter CK of P.E.O., Baldwin E.H.U., Tuesday Reading Club, and Baker-Baldwin Needlecraft.

She was a charter and life member of the Kansas Ornithological Society and served as membership chair for eight years. She also was a longtime member of the Iowa Ornithological Society, Inland Bird Banding Assn., Santa Fe Historical Society, Friends of the Baker Library and the Baldwin Arts Club.

Mrs. Boyd served on the Baldwin Public Library Council for 19 years and the Northeast Library Systems Board for eight years. She also served on the Douglas County Election Board for many years and was supervising judge for a number of years.

Mrs. Boyd was an honorary board member of the Kansas Recreation Workshop and council member of Save the Tallgrass Prairie. She also served on the Maple Leaf Festival Planning Committee.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Pressgrove, and a son, Roger Boyd, both of Baldwin, and three grandchildren.

Friends may call until 6 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home here. The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church here.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Dr. Ivan and Margaret Boyd Scholarship Fund at Baker University or to First United Methodist Church, in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home.

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