Laddie Boyd Dockstader

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







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10 Responses

  1. I want to give my hart and payers out to the family he will be miss. Boyd was a man that did not judge any one in a time when there so much hate going on in the valley may god bless you all

  2. Certainly, his pleasant disposition will always be remembered. Each time I associated with him the last few years was a treat! Gone; but, most definitely not forgotten! Happy graduation; Uncle Boyd!

  3. I am so sorry for the for the loss of your loved one as I’m sure he has many journeys he wants to fill in heaven he will be missed very much by family and friends Boyd is a very great man and very caring person always was very kind to me and my children rest in peace.

  4. Such a kind man. You still liked me even after I “accidently spilled” wine all over your new suit. You knew it wasn’t aimed at you. Blessed are the peace makers. Rest in His love, Friend.

  5. I gerew up with Boyd in Murray Utah. He left some time around the late 1950’s or early 60’s so I basically lost track of him untill I found out that he mareried my Neice, Nancy. It was great to get to see him again after so many years. I am very thankful for his charicter and integrity. I hope and pray for the best for his family. If things had been different, no COVOD, I would have attended his funeral services without question. I love my precious neice, Nancy and pray that God will bless her and All of Boyd’s family.

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