Obituary: Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Boyd

July 20, 1928 - February 8, 2021
Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Boyd
Posted at 1:46 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 15:47:29-05

Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie” Terwilliger Boyd of Great Falls passed away Monday, February 8, 2021, from natural causes at Peace Hospice in Great Falls.

Maggie was born in Yreka, California on July 20, 1928, to Henry Disston Terwilliger and Henrietta Davis Terwilliger. After graduating from Siskiyou County High School in Yreka, she attended Oregon State College and trained to be a medical technician at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, Oregon.

She worked at the University of Oregon Medical School for four years and then went to St. James Hospital in Butte, Montana for four years. After she left Butte, she worked at the Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital in Medford, Oregon for two years before going to work at Stanford University Medical School in Palo Alto, California for two and a half years.

On January 23, 1962, Maggie and Morty Boyd, Jr. were married in Reno, Nevada. Maggie and Morty first met in Whitefish while she was visiting Marie Boyd, her former roommate from her Portland days. Morty and Maggie had two sons, Mordecai James “Ky” Boyd, III in 1964 and Byron Boyd in 1967.

Maggie was an avid golfer. She is a past president of the Meadowlark Country Club Ladies Golf Association and served on the Club’s Green’s Committee for several years. She co-chaired both the 1989 Montana Women’s Amateur Golf Championship and the 1994 USGA Junior Girls Championship which were held at the Meadowlark Country Club.

Prior to becoming involved in women’s golf, Maggie played an active role in the Great Falls Figure Skating Club where she served on the Board of Directors. For GFFSC, she co-chaired two ice shows as well as the 1979 Pacific Coast Championships which was the first major event to be held at the newly built Four Seasons Arena.

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