Walter Everett Boyden, Senior, 88, an elegant, gentle, and good man, passed away January 28, 1991. He was at home following a short hospital stay.
Born April 24, 1902, in Salt Lake City, to Ann Thomas and Walter Mitchell Boyden. He married Frances Marie Nuttall in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 14, 1935. Frances preceded him in death on March 30, 1980. Mr. Boyden was a 1920 graduate of North Summit High School, Coalville. He earned two degrees at the University of Utah, first in pharmacy in 1924 and then in business and economics two years later. He was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity and Delta Chi Pharmacy Honorary Fraternity. In 1987, the University of Utah Alumni Association presented him with its Merit of Honor Award.A respected and recognized member of his profession, Mr. Boyden practiced in professional pharmacies for 18 years, and spent 27 years as district representative for Parke-Davis and Company. After his retirement from Parke-Davis he continued to practice in area pharmacies until 1987. Mr. Boyden was a three-term president of the Associated Registered Pharmacists, as well as president of the Veteran Pharmacists' Association. He also served three terms as President of the Utah State Board of Pharmacy, the body which licenses pharmacists in the state. He was member of the American Pharmaceutical Association and Academy of General Practice. He was chairman of the Committee to Re-establish the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah and the fund-raising committee for the new building for the College of Pharmacy, where he has been a clinical lecturer. The college has honored him by having his name and that of his wife, Frances, on benches in the Pharmacy Building. Mr. Boyden also served as a member of the Accreditation Committee for the University of Utah and University of Idaho Colleges of Pharmacy.
Active in civic affairs, Mr. Boyden was a member of the Bonneville Knife and Fork Club, Dinorators, and the Ambassador Athletic Club. He found a great deal of joy in his community service as a member of the Bonneville Kiwanis Club, and served as its president. He was lt. governor and governor of the Utah-Idaho District, Kiwanis International and held the Distinguished Governor and Life Member Awards from Kiwanis International. Attending state, regional, national and international Kiwanis Conventions were the highlights of his retirement years.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mr. Boyden held many positions in wards and stakes, and most recently served as a guide on Temple Square. He has become famous in Bonneville Stake, Salt Lake City, for his technical expertise with specialized audio equipment.
Mr. Boyden is survived by his sister Maxine Boyden Crompton, Salt Lake City; his daughter, Ann Marie Boyden, Washington, D.C.; his son, Walter Everett Boyden, Jr., Salt Lake City; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 1991, 12 noon, at the Bonneville Stake Center, 1535 Bonneview Drive (1051 South). Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Friday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, one hour prior to services at the church. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. Family suggests contributions to the Bonneville Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, care of Robert G. Barton, President, 1387 East Emerson Avenue, SLC, Utah 84105.
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