Edward Marvin Boyd, born November 14, 1927 in Cambridge, Ohio, passed away peacefully in Bellevue, Washington on April 25, 2012.
Edward was an avid outdoorsman whose humorous anecdotes about close calls while hunting, fishing, flying and boating in the Alaskan Bush were frequently published in the Alaska Magazine. He wrote two books including Alaska Broker and Wolf Trail Lodge, which chronicled his adventures
with his family in the Alaskan wilderness. He was raised on a farm in Ohio, served in the Korean War, and eventually migrated to Alaska for adventure in 1955. After settling in Anchorage with his wife and three children, he chose a career as a Real Estate broker at Pioneer Realty. During his tenure as successful broker he served as President of the Board of Realtors.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Leona, his three children, Larry Edward Boyd, Caroline Kay Wise, Jeannie Beth Bakker; eight dear grandchildren, Damaris Wells, Brian Boyd, Talitha Eustice, Sarah Bakker Kellogg, Deanna Kile, Moriah Eustice, Carolien Swann, Ashley Bakker; and five great-grandchildren with a sixth on the way. They include: Casey Kile, Lucy Boyd, Emily Kile, River Eustice, and Xoie Wells.