Gary F. Boyd, 72, of Santa Maria, passed away after a long battle with lung cancer January 24, 2018 at Marian Medical Center with his son and daughter-in-law by his side.
Gary was born August 15, 1945 in Santa Maria, CA to Floyd and Gladys Boyd. Gary was raised and lived his whole life in Santa Maria. After graduating from Santa Maria High School, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and dedicated his professional life to helping others. He worked as a Psychiatric Technician at Atascadero State Hospital in the 1980's and for Santa Barbara County Mental Health office located in Santa Maria from the late 1990's into 2000's where he eventually retired from. In between those stints he was a crisis counselor for the Klein Bottle in Santa Maria. Gary took pride in the fact that he was helping others on a daily basis. Gary's other passion in life was for the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking and fishing with friends and family. Some of his favorite places to explore were Clear Creek, Rockfront Ranch, Figueroa Mountain and the dunes of Oso Flaco Beach.
Gary is survived by his son Steven, daughter-in-law Alison and his two grandsons Jackson and Evan.
There will be a small graveside service February 20, at 10:00am at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at www.magnermaloney.com.
Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
600 East Stowell Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: 805-925-2753 Fax: 805-922-4930