PALO ALTO, Calif. -- James E. Boyd, 75, of Palo Alto, Calif., and a Le Mars native, died Oct. 21, 2004, at Palo Alto.
James E. Boyd was born Feb. 24, 1929, at Le Mars. His father, Harvey A. Boyd, was born and raised in Le Mars. His mother, Genevieve (Ferguson) Boyd was a native of Parkersburg.
James graduated from Le Mars High School in 1948 and attended Iowa State University in Ames. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the 1950s.
He married Sarah Hickey of Winnetka, Ill., in 1956. They lived in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, Calif., where he worked as an architect in San Francisco.
Survivors include his two daughters, Sara Boyd and Katherine Boyd, of San Anselmo, Calif., and one brother, William Boyd of Hinton.
He was preceded in death by a son Charles who died many years ago; his father in 1971; his mother in 1984; and two sisters, Virginia Thalmayer in 1996 and Francis Wilson in 2003.