Born on November 19, 1924 in Langley AFB, Virginia
Departed on July 27, 2020 in White, Georgia
Margaret Clark Boyd, a retired fabricator in the aerospace industry, Gold Star Mother, Grandmother to 6, Great Grandmother to 11 and beloved wife went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 27, 2020 at the age of 95 at her daughter’s home in White, Georgia.
Margaret is predeceased by her first husband Bill D Clark and her second husband Frank Boyd. Also predeceased by her parents John and Vivien Bollenbach, her twin sister Gladys Scott, their sibling Phyllis Scoggin and her son William Stephen Clark.
Margaret was born at Langley Air Field in Hampton Virginia on November 19,1924 and graduated from Plant City High School in Tampa, Florida. On June 8, 1944 she married Bill D Clark, the father of William Stephen Clark, Nancy Clark Bradley and Dee Clark Mraz. After the death of her husband Bill, she married Charles Franklin (Frank) Boyd on November 28, 1989 when they were married by his son Rev Charles F Boyd Jr. After her son Cpl. William Stephen (Steve) Clark was killed in action during the Viet Nam War, her greatest honor was being a Gold Star Mother.
In her 95 years she lived in cities around the world and across the US. She lived in Panama, Langley Air Field in VA, MacDill AFB in Tampa FL, Boise ID, Quantico VA, Athens GA., Kansas City KS, Fort Lauderdale FL, Leesburg FL, Ocala FL, and later settled in Brevard County FL with their family home in Eau Gallie, Florida.
In Eau Gallie she was a homemaker, political wife and retail manager (Diana Shops & Edward Macy Brenner). She also worked at Pan American at Patrick AFB, RCA and she retired from GE. She spent her retirement years active in Harbor City Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Melbourne and First Baptist Church of Eau Gallie.
She was a founding member of the Gold Star Mothers of Brevard County Chapter 13, where she served as Vice President. With the support of Sebastian Pellirito she became active in the Vietnam Veterans of Brevard and was honored to speak yearly at the Vietnam Veterans reunions as the Wall and it’s Honor Guards visited Wickham Park in Melbourne. She was also a member of the DAV.
Margaret is survived by her daughters Nancy C Bradley and husband John of Jasper GA, Dee C Mraz and her fiance Bob Russell of White GA, stepson Charlie Boyd and wife Karen of Simpsonville SC, grandchildren Steve Bradley and wife Angie, Adam Brewer, Amber Leigh Shephard and husband Rod, Chad Boyd and wife Kathryn, Kristi Stoeber and husband Andrew, Callie Miller and husband Zach. She loved her nieces Debbie, Judy, Jeannie and Vivien as well as her nephews Donnie and Lance. She doted over her eleven great grandchildren as well as her fur baby Faith.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that friends and family would consider a donation in her honor to The Wounded Warrior Project c/o PO Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675, For information; support.woundedwarriorproject.org
Graveside internment with immediate family to be decided due to Covid-19 issues.
from Melbourne wrote on August 2, 2020:
Margaret and I met at Eau Gallie First Baptist Church. We sealed our friendship over her son Steve. When she found that I was a severely wounded Vietnam Veteran, we could talk of her great loss of her son. I last saw her as I walked her to her car one Wednesday evening after church. A gracious lady who cared greatly about our military men and women,
Past and Present....she is missed.
Gloria Beal Lovett
from Eau Gallie wrote on August 1, 2020:
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all. May God bless each one.
from Cartersville wrote on August 1, 2020:
I had the privilege to know Margaret when she came to Cameron Hall. Her dedication to veterans was highlighted when the Combat Veterans Assn arrived at the community in large numbers to celebrate Margaret’s 94th birthday. The shiny motorcycles provided such excitement and joy for many residents. The outpouring of love and respect that day was awe inspiring. Margaret spread love and joy every day and she is greatly missed... her light and love will
from Melbourne wrote on August 1, 2020:
As one of my other moms I love you very much and I will miss you always. You were always a stable in my life and taught me so many lessons as I was growing up with your daughter Dee. I am so happy that you are now reunited with all of your family and friends who's left before you. Please give Kyle a big hug for me. Love you
Judy Kendall Haldeman
from Barton Pa. wrote on August 1, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers for the family. She was a lovely person, and I know she will be missed very much.
Judy Kendall Haldeman. 🙏🌹
Daniel and Sherry Day
from Palm Bay, Fl. wrote on August 1, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Margaret will be missed so much. She is happy at home now.. I know Faith is happy in her arms again. Our prayers are with you all.God bless.
from Albany, Ga. wrote on August 1, 2020:
Love you Girls. I didn’t know your mom, but my dad may have.
Dad worked for RCA and GE. And my mom was born in Simpsonville, SC. What a small world. You’ll miss your mom with a hurt that can’t be explained. But you’ll also know you were Blessed by Our Father for having her in your life as long as you did. Know I am praying for this next few months. They will be hard, but you have each other and remember to talk to one another . She loved you two and was very proud to be your mom.
Glenda and Marvin Moore
from New Smyrna Beach wrote on July 31, 2020:
Our hearts goes out to you all.
from Rockledge wrote on July 31, 2020:
May you soar in heaven with the angels and continue looking down on those you left behind. You will be forever missed and loved. Prayers for the family and friends that knew you in your life. Love Lisa, Cori, CJ, and Joyce
from Simpsonville wrote on July 31, 2020:
I loved Margaret so much. She always listened, showed empathy and then directed me to the Lord. I will miss her, but I know I will see her again one day.
Jana Frye Johnson
from Angleton, TX wrote on July 31, 2020:
What a life well lived! Well done thy good and faithful servant.
from Palm Bay, FL wrote on July 31, 2020:
Margret is and will always have a place in my heart. She is and was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed by many including myself. Now she's soaring with the Angels and will be reunited to those passed before her. Please when you see my mom tell her I LOVE HER and one day we will all walk together and do God's work. I LOVE YOU. Thank you for all you've done in your life and for myself and family. Until we meet again, I LOVE YOU
Judy (Hunt) Davis
from Titusville FL wrote on July 31, 2020:
Love and prayers to all of you. Judy
from Dade City wrote on July 31, 2020:
May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Our love and prayers are with you all. Sharon & family
from port saint lucie wrote on July 31, 2020:
God bless you
from Atlanta wrote on July 31, 2020:
Gigi, I love you so much. You will be missed greatly.
from Atlanta wrote on July 31, 2020:
Grammy, no words will ever describe the pain I feel without you so I won't even attempt to try. Thank you for being the best grammy and gigi ever... Until we meet again, I love you a bushel and a peck!!!
Rob and Janet connor
from Melbourne fl 32934 wrote on July 31, 2020:
Love and prayers for all of the family
from Melbourne wrote on July 31, 2020:
I'm so sorry about your mothers passing. But what a glorious and blessed life she had. My condolences.