Marylee Jones Boyd, age 78, of Abilene, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 in Abilene.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday October 4, 2018 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Karen Boyd of the Episcopal Church of The Heavenly Rest, officiating. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Marylee was born on January 22, 1940 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to the late Ossie L. and Mary (Mounts) Jones. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in education. Marylee and Jim Boyd were married on December 21, 1959 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She worked as a real estate agent for over 15 years with Re/Max. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club and the Los Aficionados.
Marylee was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Survivors include her husband Jim of Abilene; one son, James Boyd and wife Karen of Abilene; one sister, Saundra Cookson and husband Joe of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Karen Appleget and husband Jeff of Sheridan, Arkansas; Emily Boyd of Tucson, Arizona; Justin Boyd and wife Kassie of Round Rock, Texas; and Sara Loftin and husband Jeff of Dallas, Texas; and five great grandchildren, Jackson Appleget, Lauren Appleget, Emerson Appleget, Nevalea Seals and Clara Loftin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.