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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday September 11th, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Hilda Ann Boyd



Hilda Ann Boyd, born May 31, 1951 in Yancey County, passed away on the morning of Monday, September 7, 2020. Hilda was a friend to everyone she met and loved her family and friends dearly. She and her husband, Fred Boyd, moved to McDowell County in 1983 and opened the Hook & Anchor restaurant, which she managed until she retired in 2008. Hilda loved to spend time with her family, especially her three nieces. Hilda loved to travel and go to the Outer Banks, Pigeon Forge, and spend lots of family time at her “River House” in Yancey County. She was passionate about her family and friends, her hard, accomplished work at the Hook & Anchor, and spent much of her time reading mystery novels and working puzzles with her parents. Growing up, Hilda played basketball at East Yancey High School in Burnsville, NC, and spent a lot of time with her loving sister and brother. Hilda especially loved her parents and enjoyed living next door to them so she could see them every day. She really enjoyed spending time with friends, including going out to eat to celebrate birthdays and friendship.


She is greeted in Heaven by her late mother and father, Elma and Howard Wyatt. Hilda is survived by her husband, Fred Boyd; sister, Glenda Wyatt; brother, Charles (Chuck) Wyatt; three nieces, Natalie Wyatt Smith, Jacqueline Wyatt, and Madeline Wyatt; her nephew, Chris Canipe; step-daughters Renee Boyd Gouge and Sandy Johnson; a special sister-in-law, Jan Boyd; and many more loving family members including several great-nieces and nephews.


To celebrate Hilda, on Friday, September 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. friends are welcome to view a video of her life and sign a registry at Beam Funeral Service. It can also be signed online at www.beamfuneralservice.com. Her family will have a graveside service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to a charity of your choice on Hilda’s behalf.




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Fred, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife Hilda. Our children loved her so much and enjoyed swimming in your pool. Their first jobs were at Hook and Anchor. The days ahead will be empty and you will have a heavy heart, but just know that our Lord and Savior is there to help guide each day.

Janice and Elmer Macopson Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

Fred please know we are here if you need us for anything. Hilda will be so missed. Just know that we are praying for all of you. There are so many memories of Hilda that we will always hold dear in our heart, she has a special place in all our hearts. We love you all. Marlene, Geraldine and Faye

Marlene Pearson Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hilda Boyd

Elaine Reel Hartsock Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hilda Boyd

Melissa Burleson Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Fred, I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of Hilda. Words can not express how much she will be missed. You and Hilda were so wonderful to my family and me, and for this I cannot thank you enough.
Michael loftis and family

michael Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

There are no words to describe the beauty that was Hilda. She and Fred were a great team. I was blessed to get to know them when I worked for them and even more blessed to have them as family. Hilda was a firecracker that would fight for those she loved. So many stories and memories I have of my time with her. I thank God for bringing Hilda to my life. My prayers and love are being sent to you all.

Kim Boyd-Thompson Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Hildas passing. She was such a lovely lady and so good to our family.

Tommy & Vangie Peek Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

Hilda was one of the best. She treated all of us like her kids at the restaurant. She taught me a work ethic that I have carried throughout my career in this crazy food industry. Hilda and Fred both influenced the lives and contributed to the success of many of the people who worked for them. I am very thankful to be one of those people. Love you both.

Angie Woody Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hilda Boyd

Dianne Lunsford Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

There are no words that can express my love for this very special friend. She was a blessing to me and my children. A friend, boss, confident, and person dearly loved family and friends. She will be missed by so many. Rest in peace in God's arms. Love you! Keep smiling!

Judy Silver Davis Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

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