“Ed”Edward A. Boydell, loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many, peacefully passed away May 10, 2011.Edward A. Boydell was born January 21, 1921, in Nyssa, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1942. Upon graduation, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an officer where he became a Navy pilot. He served the United States during WWII in bases in the southern U.S. and in Trinidad-Tobago. He also served in the Navy Reserve, retiring after 20 years of service.Ed worked in the family business, Eder Hardware Company in Nyssa, Oregon. In 1956, Ed began his career with Salt Lake Hardware Company. He held the positions of salesman, Operations Manager, and District Manager in Boise, Idaho, and in 1971, moved to Salt Lake City to assume the position of Industrial Sales Manager. In 1986, he retired as a Vice President.Ed loved to play golf. He spent 21 years after retirement on the various golf courses around Salt Lake City with his golf buddies. He achieved every golf's dream, a hole-in-one. Ed was a member of Newcomers and Friends groups where he and his wife, "Tommie" played bridge and taught bridge to many. Over many years, he helped the small Nyssa community, by serving on the volunteer fire department, helping construct Malheur Memorial Hospital, and serving St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Edward also served on the vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church in Boise, Idaho, and St. James Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City where he was a long-time member. Edward was a member of, and held many offices in the Masons, Eastern Star, and Shriners.Edward is survived by a daughter, Nancy Harris of St. Louis, Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Cherie Boydell of Moscow, Idaho; a grandson, Christopher Harris (Angela) of St. Louis, Missouri; three granddaughters, JoAnne Harris of St. Charles, Missouri, Heather Boydell of Seattle, Washington, and Amy Harris of Springfield, Missouri; a sister, Helen Smith, of Walnut Creek, California. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 68 years, Otillia "Tommie" Boydell; his son, James Boydell; and a sister, Ethel Mary Rhodes.Visitation will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 7486 Union Park Avenue, Midvale, on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2 pm. Interment will follow at Murray City Cemetery, 5490 South Vine, Murray.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the United States.