Ann McKee Boyd
July 19, 1934 - September 6, 2017
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Alma Ann McKee Boyd went to be with Her Lord in heaven on September 6, 2017 at the age of 83. Ann was born on July 19, 1934 in Coleman, Texas to Neoma Larance McKee and Bonnie Garland McKee.Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Neoma and B. G McKee and a brother, Bonnie…

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Linda Pipes Echols left a message on September 8, 2017:
Ann Boyd taught me in the 5th grade while attending the old Hillcrest School back in 1959-60. I believe I received more education (reading, writing and arithmetic) that one year than ever before or since. Not only book learning but also so much about life. She was a dear, precious, compassionate lady, educator and role model for all those whose lives who were blessed to know her. Thank God, several years before she became so ill, I had the opportunity to tell her how I had always felt about her and what a positive and treasured impact she had on my life as a nine year old girl. She will be missed and always loved.
Linda Pipes Echols left a message on September 8, 2017:
Ann Boyd taught me in the 5th grade at the old Hillcrest School in 1959-60 when I was 9 years old. I learned more about reading, writing, and arithmetic from her than any other teacher. But she also taught more about life skills and how to be a productive citizen and the importance of being a kind, compassionate and respectful young woman. She was truly an amazing example and role model for those who were blessed to have her as their teacher. She will truly be missed and always loved. My sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. You were blessed with a precious jewel.
Patrice hilton left a message on September 8, 2017:
I taught with Ann for many years at Hillcrest. She was a wonderful mentor to me as a new teacher. She and I enjoyed teaching 4th grade together for a long time. We shared ideas and ways to teach different subjects. We also enjoyed involving our students in several musical productions. The parents and kids loved those productions and have talked about them over the years. I count it as a privilege to have taught with such a wonderful teacher as Ann Boyd. She was an inspiration to many teachers and students during her career.
Dianne Stuckey left a message on September 8, 2017:
In 2003 Ann sold me my current home. I had always known Ann, but had never been closely acquainted until she sold me my home. We started going out to eat every Friday night, along with my sister (Peggy, who lived with me), and Roberta Hinton. We seldom missed a Friday night. When Ann moved into Russ Place, our routine continued, and upon her recommendation, I went to Russ Place weekly to play the piano for residents to sing and fellowship. Roberta always went with me. Whenever there was a family event at night there, Roberta and I would go and be Ann's "family" if her own family could not attend. We continued this close relationship until she moved to Shreveport. I cherish my friendship with Ann and the many visits we had. She was such an outgoing person and never met a stranger. She told many stories of her teaching experiences, some serious and some funny. Many times we were told we favored one another, I always said "thank you". Ann's memory will live on in the hearts of many many people for years to come.....she was truly an inspiration.
Dianne Stuckey left a message on September 8, 2017:
In my previous post, I failed to explain my inability to come to Ann's visitation/funeral. I am now on a walker and my mobility is limited. Please know I would have been there otherwise. My heart goes out to each family member as you adjust to life without your loved one.
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Wendy Reeves left a message on September 8, 2017:
Ms. Boyd was one of my favorite teachers when I was at Hillcrest Elementary School. Not only was she a great teacher but she showed that she actually cared about her students. She was a blessing in my life during my time at Hillcrest and I will always have fond memories of her.
Pat Delony left a message on September 7, 2017:
Heard the news today that Alma Ann McKee Boyd passed away, and just like that, I was transported back in time to Hillcrest Elementary School. Although I lost track over the years, without a doubt, Mrs. Boyd was so very special to me during those early school years. Before the first day of school, I remember eavesdropping on Mom and Dad, as Mother worried about me going off to school (there had been no pre-K, no kindergarten, this was my first time to leave home for all day school). Daddy saying “Now Lodi, don’t worry about her, Alma Ann is there and she will keep an eye on Patsy for us”.And that was a huge deal, because if Daddy held this “Alma Ann” in such high regard, and she was right there at Hillcrest, well maybe it would be okay, I thought to myself.Although she taught the “big kids” at Hillcrest, I remember she came and found me that first day, telling me, "now you just come find me if you need something. Your Daddy told me to check on you and watch out for you. Oh, and he said you are smart so I’m going to be checking on your grades, too” I’m quite sure that I worked hard at school from the very beginning, to please Mom, Dad, and Mrs. Boyd (and Hilda Taylor and Mary Bess Harris, but that’s another story). Of course I couldn’t wait until I got to her grade to have Mrs. Boyd as my teacher! She was by far the “best teacher” in my opinion, with her big smile, sassy short black hair style, slightly raspy voice, and twinkle in her eye. And over the years, Daddy would always keep me posted about how she was doing, where her “boys” were, and what a successful realtor she became years later. I got busy with life, raising children, spending the short trips to Ruston at Dad and Mom’s house, not getting out to see all the “kin” (we’re actually “kin” somehow, but I cannot recite the ancestry).I do wish I had visited with her as an adult and told her what a comfort she was to a scared little girl in the first grade; and what a lifetime inspiration she was to me as I learned to value working hard to reach your goals, and to smile and keep a twinkle in your eye. God bless to all the family at this time.So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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