Walter Everett Boyden, a three-term president of the Utah State Board of Pharmacy and a leader of the effort to re-establish the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah, died Monday, Jan. 28. He was 88.

A recognized professional in the field of pharmacy, Mr. Boyden practiced in pharmacies for 18 years, andspent 27 years as district representative for Parke-Davis and Co. After his retirement from Parke-Davis, he continued to practice in area pharmacies until 1987.

In addition to his service on the state pharmacy board, Mr. Boyden served three terms as president of the Associated Registered Pharmacists and a term as president of the Veteran Pharmacists' Association. He was a clinical lecturer at the University of Utah and helped raise money for the new College of Pharmacy building.

Mr. Boyden was active in Kiwanis International and other civic groups. He was also active with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he held many positions in wards and stakes as well as a guide at Temple Square.

In 1935, he married Frances Marie Nuttall, who preceded him in death on March 30, 1980. He is survived by his children, Ann Marie Boyden of Washington, D.C., and Walter Everett Boyden, Jr., of Salt Lake City.

Funeral will be at noon on Saturday at the Bonneville Stake Center, 1535 Bonneville Drive (1051 South). Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and for one hour Saturday prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions to the Bonneville Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, care of Robert G. Barton, 1387 E. Emerson Ave., Salt Lake City, 84105.