Lenora Elizabeth Teichman Boyd, age 98, passed into eternal rest Saturday, March 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Josephine (Herchek) Teichman; brother, Hugo Teichman; sisters, Gertie Schlebach and Justine Shafer; her husband, Hermon A Boyd; daughters, Mary Patrice Dean and Margaret Gera Boyd; and grandson, Greg Ashley. Lenora is survived by her children Cecilia Ashley, Michael Boyd, Anna Claire Zawislak, Charles Boyd, Alan Boyd, Mark Boyd, Alfred Boyd, and Jennifer Latimer, as well as, 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
The Rosary will be prayed at Saint Boniface Catholic Church /Dodson Prairie, 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The funeral Mass will be offered at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, followed by burial at Dodson Prairie Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, in care of Charles Boyd, 1529 Teichman Road, Gordon, TX 76453. Online visitation may be found at www.edwards-funeral-homes.com.
Lenora was born March 4, 1915, on the Dodson Prairie family farm as a quiet snow covered the yard and surrounding pastures. She loved the gently rolling land, and even as a child, desired one day to build her own house on a knoll in the pasture where the milk cows grazed.
Lenora loved to study and learn new things, and attended Dodson Prairie’s Springer Gap School through grade 7, and continued her education at Strawn High School. She completed her college course work at Ranger Junior College and University of Texas at Austin. She began teaching at Lake Creek School, and then Robinson School, both one-room schoolhouses on Dodson Prairie. lt was during a community play at Lake Creek School that she became reacquainted with Hermon Boyd, whom she later married on Christmas Day, 1940.
Hermon and Lenora moved to New Mexico, and then to West Texas towns of Kermit and Goldsmith. Here they raised their family of nine children. After 33 years in West Texas, they retired to Dodson Prairie and built their home on the knoll of the Teichman farm that Lenora had selected during her youth.