Madelyn Elise Wagner Boyd, age 98 of Chesterton, and formerly of Lowell,
Indiana, passed away on Monday May 16, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on October 13, 1912, in Porter, Ind., to Herman F. and Esther
In 1936, she married Warren A. “Buck” Boyd, Sr. of Hobart. Madelyn became a
registered nurse after graduating from the St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Gary,
She worked as a registered nurse before getting married and having children.
Later, she worked at the Lake County Convalescent Home and as a bookkeeper
for the Lowell Public Library.
She was a devoted church member at Lowell First United Methodist Church.
Madelyn and her husband were avid traditional jazz enthusiasts.
Madelyn is survived by her sons Warren A. “Mike” (Elizabeth) Boyd Jr. of
Cary, North Carolina and Jerry Boyd (Dennis Kniat) of Chesterton; two
grandsons, Tommy Boyd and David Boyd, and her devoted friends and caregivers
Charlotte Hopkins with Comfort Keepers and Peggy McConnachie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Buck, brother Tom Wagner
and sister Lorene Kemp.
Cremation will take place. Contributions in her memory can be made to the
Lowell First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell 46356
or the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell 46356;
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011, from 9:00
a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home,
517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
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