October 24, 1944 ~ June 30, 2019

Born in: Columbia, LA
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Veronica Lynn Boyd was born on October 24, 1944, in Columbia, Louisiana to her parents, Robert McDowell and Pluma Jackson McDowell. She was the first born in the family. They eventually relocated to Denver, Colorado where her brother Ceasar was born. As a child, she was known to be a bit mischievous. She would chase her brother around the house with peanut butter when he made her mad, knowing he was allergic to it. They shared many happy and memorable moments growing up together. She is remembered as loving to dress up in beautiful clothes and to dance. She played the piano and excelled academically in school. Lynn graduated from Manual High School in 1962 and became a Debutante for the Owl’s Club.

On July 17, 1962, Lynn married Jerry A. Boyd. They first met while attending a track meet at Manual High School when she was only fourteen years old and Jerry was fifteen. On the day they married at his mother’s house, they had their ceremony in the living room, cake in the dining room and their honeymoon in the basement. The couple shared many ups and downs but always with forgiveness in their hearts and minds. To this union, three beautiful children were born, Aleta, Jeri Lynn and Joel. The Boyd household was full of love, joy and peace. Aleta thanks her mom for teaching her to be kind, stay calm, and stay in touch with family. Jeri thanks her mom for being a perfect example of a loving, Godly woman with a quiet, peaceful spirit. Joel thanks his mom for being his confidant, for teaching him how to listen and to be strong. Jerry fondly remembers Denver Mayor Wellington Webb commemorated Lynn and Jerry’s ‘40th Anniversary Celebration Day’ of through an official City Proclamation. Lynn and Jerry have traveled to Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, London and South Africa.

Lynn was later blessed with two grandchildren, Jalan and Jordyn. Jalan fondly remembers shopping and the shoe addiction they shared. Jordyn fondly remembers the special moments shared during holidays, the change jar her Grandma kept repeatedly filled, shopping and her loving, caring ways.

Over the years, Lynn was employed by Citibank, Mountain Bell (became AT&T), Fashion Bar, Security Pacific, Sears, Metroplex Realtors, and Century 21. She was hard-working, dedicated and performed her duties with a spirit of excellence and made many good friends through work. Wherever employed, she enjoyed helping people in any way she could and she was good at it. She had great customer service skills and often won employee of the month; she also earned a certificate in home staging and interior decoration and was phenomenal at both.

A woman of faith and belief in the Lord, Lynn accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at the age of ten and at that time, she was baptized at Macedonia Baptist Church. She later transferred her membership to Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church. She truly enjoyed her church and the fellowship shared with her church family, For many years, she served as an enthusiastic greeter. She was a volunteer in the food bank and was active in Sunday School. She loved reaching out to others by way of cards and visits.

Lynn was a fun-loving woman, who enjoyed life and those she surrounding her. In her free time, she loved shopping, watching reality television including Judge Judy, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, and the Voice. She was an avid Denver Bronco and Denver Nuggets fan, she enjoyed watching ice skating, tennis, dining out and Wii bowling. Masterpiece Theater and House Hunters were also favorites. She was very active with the Silver Sneakers Club from the 24 Hour Fitness and the Aurora Christian Woman’s Vital Network for over 20 years, where she was known for inviting others and growing the membership.

In closing, Jerry says “thank you, Lord Jesus for allowing Lynn to be my girlfriend and my wife for 56 years. She was a fine woman, my love, and my friend. It was a joy and honor to take care of her as she took care of me and our family.” To know Lynn was to love her.

Veronica Lynn Boyd departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on June 30, 2019, in her home in Aurora, Colorado. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving and devoted husband, Jerry A. Boyd; 2 daughters, Aleta M. Boyd and Jeri L. Boyd Steen, her son, Joel M. Boyd; all of Aurora, Colorado; her brother, Ceasar L. McDowell and sister in law Solmaz of Watertown, Massachusetts; 2 grandchildren, Jalan J. Boyd and Jordyn Lynn Steen both of Aurora, Colorado; her aunts, Ida Lee Paul of Denver, Colorado and Cornelius “Pete” (Cal) Fenrick of Waxhaw, North Carolina; 2 cousins who were like a brother and sister, Glenn D Jackson (Marian) and Mary Ann Threats (Earl), both of Aurora; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church Special Needs Funding

C/O Mark Spence

13231 East Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012

Services

Visitation: July 11, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church
13231 E Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012

(303) 344-0226

Celebration of Life: July 11, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church
13231 E Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012

(303) 344-0226

Reception: July 11, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church
13231 E Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012

(303) 344-0226

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  1. Lynn was a wonderful person. Her life was an example for everyone to follow. She has earned her crown.
    Knew Lynn, Jerry, and Aleta through our daughter and son-in-law who attended Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church with the Lynn and Jerry. The moment we met the Boyds, they welcomed us as if we had been neighbors for decades.
    Well lived, Lynn.
    Linda and Dave Teeter
    Carmel, Indiana

  2. ᗩ TᖇᑌE ᒪᗩᗪY. YOᑌ ᗯIᒪᒪ ᗷE ᗰIᔕᔕEᗪ ᗷᑌT ᗩᒪᗯᗩYᔕ ᖇEᗰEᗰᗷEᖇEᗪ. ᖇEᔕT Iᑎ ᕼEᗩᐯEᑎ.

  3. In this time of sorrow know that Mrs. Boyd’s light lives and shines in everyone she touched. She is a part of us as we are a part of her. Love does not know death!

  4. Jeri we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please know that we are keeping you and your family in prayer as you journey through the healing process. May all the beautiful memories of love throughout the years help to carry you through. Love you always.

  5. For those of us that grew up in Denver in the forties and fifties, we are rare because we still have our childhood friend.

    Veronica, as I have always called her, have been friends since the 7th grade when we attended Smiley Jr. High School. We would walk together from either her house or my house to 28th Ave. On the way, we would stop and get Ruby Beachum and continue on to catch the number 28 bus to school. Sometimes we had to walk to school in the cold snow because the white bus drivers would pass us by.

    So many wonderful memories.

    I still live in the home where I grew up and I pass their home every day. I think of her each and every day. A few years ago, I told her that she is on my mind every day.

    I will miss calling her to wish her happy birthday.

    I will miss calling her every few weeks, to check on her and just say I love you.

    I will miss her.

    We will all see each other again.

    To Jerry and the family, God has her now and she is in a great place.

  6. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the Boyd and Steen families; other family members and friends during this time of lost.

    Veronica was an awesome, kind, loving and generous child of God. We pray that the God of all comfort will envelope you’ll, now and forever.

  7. Aunt Lynn, the most gracious amazing quiet storm. A very powerful woman of God, with the greatest sense of humor. I’ll miss your smile and kind spirit. I’m praying for your strength and comfort Uncle Jerry, Aleta, Jeri and Joel and the babies. I love you!

    May God be with you always, Your Niece and cousin,
    Felicia (Lisa) Smith

  8. Veronica, we didn’t get to see each other often, but you were often in my thoughts.
    Many memories of when we were young and in the Girl Scouts, we had so much fun.
    You are truly a beautiful person and will be missed by all that knew you.

  9. To Jerry and all the Boyd Family, May God’s Mercy Nurture, strengthen, comfort your heart, soul in this very difficult moment and time of Freeing Lynn to her Eternal Heavenly Home, God took her by her hand, lifted her up and took her Home to Heaven.

    Prayerfully,
    Moray Murray
    MABC

  10. Lynn was the image of grace, dignity, faith and positivity, a legacy she has passed on to her loving daughters Aleta and Jerrilyn and her grand children. It was truly a privilege to have known her, an experience that we will value with gratitude during this sad time. We know she rests in God’s embrace.

    Much love from

    Ashley & Rashmi
    (We made a donation to Aurora Warms the Night to honor Lynn)

  11. Heaven Has Received an Angel! Our prayer is that you will be comforted knowing that Lynn is rejoicing with her Heavenly Father. We are inspired by the longevity of your union and the family you created together. The Boyd name and legacy were Blessed by Lynn’s presence and she will be missed. Rest well in His bosom, Lynn. Cousins Larry and Glendoria Boyd

  12. We are praying you’ll have quiet times for healing tears and May GOD give you’ll strength and bring peace at the time of your loss.

    Love,
    Alzina Wiley Pierson and family.
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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