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Boyd, Russell Steven

Boyd, Russell Steven, passed away suddenly on December 28, 2012. He was born to Russell "Knox" and Mary Lou Boyd on July 26, 1950 at Fullerton Hospital. He attended school in Fullerton and studied Music and Theatre Arts at Cal State Fullerton. He married his high school sweetheart, Meryl Wilkinson in 1970 and continued to reside in Fullerton. Russell began his career in restaurant management in the mid 1970's and transitioned to sales in the produce distribution business in the early 1980's. He had a successful 15 year career with G & G Produce in Los Angeles and continued in the produce business with Sunrise Produce until his untimely death. Golfing and surfing were two of his favorite pastimes. He encouraged his children to participate in many sports and activities and he enjoyed watching them play softball, soccer, football and rugby. Russell coached little league and softball and went on to play men's softball for 25 years. He also could be seen umpiring adult softball throughout Orange County. His favorite vacation spot was in Maui and couldn't wait to retire there. He truly embraced the "Aloha" spirit. Russell was the quintessential family man and spending time with his children and grandchildren brought him great joy. He was predeceased by brother, David Boyd and mother, Mary Lou Johnson and is survived by his father, Knox; brothers, Michael Boyd and Jeff Boyd; sisters, Taina Anderson and Heidi Boyd; wife, Meryl of 42 years; children, Echo Wein, Aaron Boyd, Alanna Boyd, Colin Boyd and Garrett Boyd; and his five grandchildren (with a new one on the way!) Services to be held at McAulay & Wallace, Fullerton on Friday, January 4th at 12 pm. Viewing prior to the service at 10 am - 11:30 am. Burial immediately following at Loma Vista Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association or Surfrider Foundation.

 

Mortuary: McAulay & Wallace Mortuary

Florist: Mums the Word