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Boyd Ross Wimmer

February 2, 1946 — May 11, 2024

Boyd Ross Wimmer died on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 5:18 a.m. after an extended illness. 


As a family we would like to thank Lotus Park Assisted Living where he spent his last 11 years. They were always kind to him and gave him the care he needed. They were also kind to us when we visited or came to spend a Thanksgiving dinner or picnic with Boyd, and the other residents. 


On February 21, 2023, Boyd was transferred to Rocky Mountain Skilled Nursing Center when he needed more intensive care. Here he had a roommate named "Chip" who gave him someone to have close (right through the curtain) to hang out with and discuss whatever was on their minds. 


Boyd was born on February 2, 1946, to Rex F. and Rhoda Christensen Wimmer at the McKay hospital in Ogden. He went to a friend's home for a couple of weeks because the kids had measles, or whatever communicable disease was going around. When he did go home he became the middle child to two older brothers, Warren and Acel, and one older sister, Wanda. Within a few years he also had two younger brothers, Glade and Kent, and one younger sister, Jeanette. We all wore the same baby shoes, which mom had bronzed and mounted on a frame with all our baby pictures. 


I remember a couple of things about Boyd. He wanted to play golf, so he got a little golf club (or something similar) he got some soup cans and buried them in the backyard, and there he had a golf course. One Halloween he dug a hole in the backyard and put his candy in a container and buried it. When he wanted a piece of candy, he dug it up, ate a piece and buried it again. I noticed that he was unearthing the candy often. He decided it was too much trouble to dig it up every time he wanted one piece of candy, so he quit digging. 


He started a baseball team called the Five Point Lions. He went to Lynn Elementary, Mount Fort Junior High and Ben Lomond High School. He did spend a year with cousins in Richmond. He graduated from Utah State University in Political Science and was an officer in his dorm.


Glade said he thinks the job he liked the best was working for him at Wimmer's Sew and Vac in Layton. Jeanette said that she thinks his favorite job was when they were both living in Pocatello, and Boyd helped her husband Don build a house for them. The house came in a kit, so everything was cut to fit. Maybe it was managing Payless Shoe Store or working at Wolf's Sporting Goods!


Boyd probably got his organization skills from our father. He had a little notebook where he kept track of every cent...just like Dad. 


Boyd was privileged to be the father of two sons even though he was not in their lives while they were growing up. Jared F. in Washington State and Matthew Wimmer, who lives in Las Vegas. He is still good friends with Matthew's mother, Jean Chessley of Plain City. 


Boyd leaves the following siblings: Wanda Loftis (LeRoy) Williams of Ogden, Acel (Judith) Wimmer of Plain City, Jeanette (Don) Cassat of Colorado Springs, CO, Glade (Shauna) Wimmer of Manatua, and Kent (Cathy) Wimmer of Roy. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Warren (Ethel (is living) Wimmer, and another brother, Dean, who died as an infant.


I want to let you know how special Boyd was… I was going to Utah State, and he came from Ogden to see us on a bicycle when he was 15, (over 50 miles). A year or 2 later he came to see us at BYU on a bike with the neighbor, Joe Wilson, (over 80 miles), before the freeway was there. They stayed overnight and went home.


Special love and thanks to his dear brothers, Glade, who spent years advocating for and taking care of Boyd, and Kent, who has taken care of Boyd by visiting with him, managing his affairs, and attending church together.

Boyd will be buried by his parents, brother Dean, and his grandparents, Acel F. and Dora Wimmer in the Logan City Cemetery. 


A Celebration of Life for family will be held at a later date. 

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