Vella S. Jenkins (1909-1979)

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Vella S. Jenkins
Born: 14 Sep 1909 Boyne City, Michigan
Died: 12 Apr 1979 Petoskey, Michigan
Siblings: Vella S. Jenkins
Spouse: Walter Franklin Boyd
Married: 1933
Children: Alice S. Boyd
Walter Everett Boyd


Petoskey News-Review, Friday, 13 Apr 1979:

Vella S. Boyd, 69

Funeral services for Vella S. Boyd, 69, of Petoskey, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Stone Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Kyser of the First Presbyterian church in Petoskey will officiate and interment will be in the Corwith Township Cemetery in Vanderbilt.

Mrs. Boyd died April 12 at Little Traverse Division of Northern Michigan Hospitals.

The former Vella S. Jenkins was born Sept. 14, 1909 in Boyne City. She graduated from Boyne City High School and then attended Ferris Institute of Big Rapids.

In 1933 she married Walter F. Boyd and the couple made their home in Vanderbilt. Mr. Boyd died in 1943.

After her husband's death, Mrs. Boyd went to work for the federal government and worked for one year with the office of price administration in Gaylord. In her 25 years of employment with the Farmer's Home Administration and predecessor agencies, she worked in Gaylord, Petoskey and East Lansing. She returned to Petoskey to make her home following retirement in 1969.

Mrs. Boyd was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey; a member of Beulah Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Alice) Harrington of Petoskey; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

The family suggests anyone wishing to honor the memory of Mrs. Boyd, may do so by contributing in her name to the Altar Memorial Fund at the First Presbyterian Church in Petoskey.

Friends may call at the Stone Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.


  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
BOYD, Vella S.
Date of Death: 4/12/1979
Liber: 1979
Folio: 114
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Boyd, Vella S. (Jenkins)
Age: 69
Born: 9/14/1909
Died: 4/12/1979
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Corwith, Vanderbilt
Obituary: on file - PNR 04/13/1979