1913 ~ 2004

Alta Gleason Boyd passed away March 8, 2004.

She was born in St. Anthony, Idaho on June 29, 1913, the daughter of Mary Freeze Gleason and Emerson W. Gleason. Married Benton Boyd II on September 7, 1940. He preceded her in death on September 28, 1986.

She was a Graduate of St. Mary of the Wasatch College and Holy Cross Nursing School in 1937, and taught nursing at Holy Cross Nursing School until she married. She lived in Lark, Utah for 21 years and in Holladay and the Cottonwood area for the rest of her life.

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Alta was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was a member of Martha Chapter #7 OES and of Martha Circle for over 60 years; member and past chairman of WAAIME; associate member of the Women's Board of Westminster College; member and past President of the Reviewers Club. She also worked in the PTA for many years.

Alta is survived by four sons, Arthur (Christy) of Murray, Utah; Benton III (Della) of San Jose, CA.; Emerson (Connie) of Holladay, Utah; and Gregory (Terry) of San Francisco, CA. 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allen E. Gleason of EL Sobrante, CA; and Jay Gleason of Oxnard, CA. She was preceded in death by one grandson.

Memorial services will be held Saturday March 13, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 South. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Martha Chapter #7 OES, Midvale, Utah or Christ United Methodist Church.

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff and residents of Millcreek Retirement Center. We would also like to thank Hospice for Utah. Directors, Garner Funeral Home.

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