Patrick Sean Boyd, 73, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Spokane, Washington. Pat was born to Lawrence C., and Sarah M. (McLeod) Boyd on April 2nd, 1946 in Spokane. He graduated from Shadle High School and joined the U.S. Army upon graduation. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Pat was married to Crystal E. Kline on February 3rd, 1973 in a ceremony held on Fairchild AFB. They celebrated 46 years of love and marriage together. Pat continued his Army lifetime career by serving as an infantry man for 18 years and a recruiter for 11 years. He retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class in 1998. In addition to Spokane, Pat’s military career took him to Bedford, Massachusetts, and Ogden, Utah. But Spokane has always been home to Pat and Crystal, and they moved back after retirement to spend the last 19 years in the Valley.
Pat was a member of both the American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed target shooting at the local ranges. He had a longtime interest in computers and anything technology-related. He always enjoyed motorcycles, and loved rides whether they were short or long distances. Pat had a passion for classic cars, and especially loved working on his 1964 Ford Falcon.
Pat had a great sense of humor, a cutting wit, and was full of sarcasm. He was a proud, strong man and soldier who always provided for his family. Although he had a tough exterior, he still allowed his daughters to put barrettes in his hair during play time when they were young, and cherished hugs from his grandkids.
Pat is survived by his wife, Crystal E. Boyd; daughters, Shannon A. (Jeffrey) Batke and Aileen B. (Nicholas) Hinman; brother, Kenneth L. (Sue) Boyd; sister, Shiela M. Boyd; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence C. Boyd and Sarah M. (McLeod) Boyd and grandparents, Archibald Boyd and Alice (O’Hara) Boyd, and John MacCleod and Cassie McLeod.
Pat was a devoted husband, a proud father, and a loving “Papa” to Devin, Ryan, and Grayson Batke, as well as his grandchild (Baby Hinman) on the way. We know he will keep a watchful and loving eye over them all.
A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA 99205.
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