1950 - 2019
Rex Boyd of Omak, WA, died unexpectedly on February 23rd, 2019 at home. He was 68. Rex was born in Omak on May 25th, 1950 to W.R. (Bill) and Geneva (Majors) Boyd at Mid Valley Hospital. He spent his childhood and teenage years on the Eastside with his brother and numerous friends. He graduated from Omak High School in 1968 where is was widely known for his athleticism, particularly as a great fullback.
Rex married Mary Poole, Omak, WA in 1972 where they spent many years with their daughter and son on family property just outside of Omak.
Rex spent his entire adult life doing what he loved most, truck driving and operating heavy machinery with various companies such as Omak Feed and Supply, Biles Coleman Lumber, and 34 years with Okanogan County Public Works. Throughout his life, he was involved in many activities including coaching his kid’s youth softball and baseball teams, playing softball himself, golfing and later on riding his Harley and helping out his friends. It is almost impossible to go somewhere in the community where Rex was not known.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Geneva Boyd, Omak, WA, grandparents Floyd and Emma McConnell, Omak, WA, Graydon and Velma Majors, Omak, WA, and Fred Boyd, Arkansas. Survivors include his older brother Kendall (Ken) Boyd, Wenatchee, WA, daughter Leslie Boyd, Spokane, WA, son Jim Boyd, Scottsdale, AZ, three grandchildren, Breanna Boyd, Connor Boyd and Gabrielle Boyd, Spokane, WA, 2 great-grandchildren, Amber White, Spokane, WA, Anna Albert, Pocatello, ID, as well as numerous nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held at the Okanogan Eagles on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00. He will be laid to rest at the Riverside Cemetery sometime in late Spring. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is caring for the arrangements.