I just received a copy of an obit for Noel I BOYD, but it is not the one I am researching. However, it looks like a relative of some sort--so if anyone is researching this line and can connect the pieces for me, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
Synopsis of obit published Feb 21, 1998 in Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette:
Noel I. BOYD, 89, of Ft. Wayne, d Feb 15, 1998, at his home. Native of Rolla, MO. Retired machinist from Gen Tool & Die Corp. Member of Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene, Intl Assoc of Machinists, and American Fed of Musicians. Widower of May JEWEL (d 1969), Leota WRIGHT (d 1982). Survivors: stepsons Morton WRIGHT (Huntertown), William WRIGHT (Albuquerque); Stepdaughter Rosalie WRIGHT (Mt Vernon, OH); nieces Carole MARCUM (Ft Wayne--the sister of the Noel BOYD I was looking for), Karen JENNINGS (Fremont); nephews Jack BOYD (CO), Doug HILL (FL), Steve HILL (AK). Burial Lindenwood Cemetery.