MARS HILL - Ella Marlene Boyd, 79, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Ella was born on June 8, 1935 in Easton, the daughter of Harold E. and Ella M. (Flewelling) Kinney.
She attended Zion Bible Institute and later, Northern Maine Technical College, where she earned a degree in Business Administration and worked for 25 years. Ella enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, making preserves and baking. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed nature, especially watching birds from her beloved home on the Boyd family farm. She was also a musician who sang, played several instruments and served her church family as organist. Ella's faith was also extremely important to her and she lived a life of service as a Sunday school teacher, church musician and special speaker.
Ella is survived by her spouse of 59 years, Wallace V. Boyd of Mars Hill; her four Children, Winston A. Boyd and his wife Jan of Libertyville, Illinois, Wanda A. Jackins and her husband Kevin and Wendy L. Todd and her husband Perrin all of Mars Hill and Wanice L. Linn and her husband Tom of Dundee, Michigan; eight Grandchildren: Amber Wood and her husband Brian, Landon Jackins, Shannon Todd, Conor Todd, Josiah Jackins, Emily Boyd, Cameron Todd, and Nelson Boyd; and two Great-Grandchildren: Destiny and Alle Wood, sisters Ellouise Ackerman, Evangeline Hayden, Eva Ireland, Elaine Corsall and a brother Harold Kinney.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Elma Sjoberg.
Friends and family may call 6 PM - 8 PM, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Duncan Funeral Home, 8 Main St., Mars Hill. A memorial service will be held 3 PM, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Faith Baptist Chapel, 24 Military Rd, Blaine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ella's memory to the Ella M. Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o SAD #42, PO Box 1006, Mars Hill, ME 04758 to benefit deserving high school seniors entering the ministry or pursuing a music degree. Services in care of Duncan Funeral Home, Mars Hill. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.