Laddie Boyd Dockstader, age 76, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on November 8th, 2020. Boyd was born in Short Creek, Arizona to Theral Ray Dockstader and Leah Kilpack on October 12th, 1944. Shortly after Boyd’s birth, his family moved to the Salt Lake Valley, where he spent his early years of school and up bringing. However, after his sophomore year at Murray High School, Boyd moved back down to Short Creek. From here, he began his junior year of high school at the new Colorado City Academy, where he graduated in 1962.
Boyd began his family at the age of 19 and built a home in Colorado City. He worked as a general contractor and developer. During his career, he traveled all over the western United States, where he grew his love of the Southwest and Native American culture. Boyd began working in Page, Arizona as a developer in the 70’s until he retired in 2012.
Working alongside brothers and friends, his work lead him to build many homes and communities, including his home town in Centennial Park, Arizona. Boyd’s charismatic personality opened up many friendships. Every where he went, he created quality relationships and noble friends. His long list of comrades and companions were a testament to his constant humor and happy disposition. In every faction of life he brought a smile and a bright perspective. Paralleled with his constant humor was his grounded faith and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. His life goal was to please his father in heaven and raise a righteous loving family.
Boyd is survived by three wives, twenty-two children, 60 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind eight sisters, five brothers, many nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Boyd is preceded in death by his father, mother, his brother, David, and sisters, Yvonne and Sharon, along with three sons, Aaron, George, and Lennie, and one daughter, Diana.
Due to untimely and unfortunate circumstances out of the family’s control, the services will be private and for close family members. Interment will take place Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the Centennial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454.
Friends and family are invited to sign Boyd’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.