Lorna Elaine Boyd, 58, a life-long Osage-Park Rapids area resident, entered eternity at her home near Osage with her loved ones at her side Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Lorna was born July 20, 1955 in Minneapolis, to Loren and Betty (Arnold) Decker. At the age of one year, she moved with her family to a farm near Osage. She attended the Osage Public School through the sixth grade. She went on to attend high school in Park Rapids.
As a young woman, Lorna got married and moved to Texas where her oldest son, Chad was born. In 1974, they returned to Minnesota and settled in Eagle Bend where her son, William "Willy" was born.
On Aug. 28, 1977, Lorna and her two small boys joined the Gene Boyd family where she raised Gene's children as her own. Lorna devoted her life to making a loving home for her husband and children. She was an awesome cook and baker who will be long remembered for her delicious and wholesome home cooking.
In addition to caring for her family, Lorna loved to spend time as a companion and helper to a number of elderly friends.
In 2006, Lorna was diagnosed with breast cancer and fought a valiant battle against this dreaded disease. Through her illness she kept an incredible upbeat and positive attitude. Never once did she complain or feel sorry for herself. Lorna dealt with her illness with dignity and optimism and was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
She especially loved the time she could spend with her family and friends. She really enjoyed her twice daily trips to OBT in Osage where she spent time with her coffee gang. Lorna enjoyed raising beautiful flowers for all to enjoy. Above all, Lorna dedicated her life to her husband and soulmate, Gene for these past 37 years and to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart.
Lorna will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Gene; her children: Chad (Susan) Jensen of Coon Rapids, William "Willy" (Teresa) Jensen of Osage, Sandra (LeRoy) Paulson of Osage, Ronnie Boyd and his friend, Jill of Lake Park and Pam (Fran) Hauber of Park Rapids; 14 dearly loved grandchildren; and 10 precious great- grandchildren; one brother, Dave Decker of Perham; two sisters, Kitty (Bernie) Vorel of Park Rapids and Cheryl (Wayne) Ronnebaum of Park Rapids; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Rick; and one son Roger who died in a tragic car accident in 1992.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids with Rev. James Neubauer and Rev. Timothy Heinecke officiating. Sarah Kaufenburg will be the organist and Lynn Just will sing, "On Eagles Wings," "Amazing Grace," "My Chains Are Gone" and "Stars."
Casket bearers: her grandchildren: Laine Jensen, Jacob Peabody, Kim Ennen, Stephanie Paulson, Dale Boyd, Tony Boyd, Nikki Lira, Domonic Lira, Deanna Givens, Kayla Jensen, Madison Jensen, Isaac Jensen, Ethan Jensen and Evan Jensen; and great- grandchildren: Kassidy Ennen, Kadence Ennen, Felicity Barcenas, Nayeli Barcenas, Cassandra Barcenas, Zoe Givens, Gabby Givens, Michael Givens, Olive Lira and Claira Lira.
Honorary casket bearers: will be her friends, Patty Falk, Roxann Scholz, Margie Hall, Mary Holmer, Donna Lymburner, Mary Harris, Marty Fisher, Kathy Oines and Lynn Just.
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 26 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
To view the video tribute or to leave online condolences visit www.jonespearson.com.