Maureen Elizabeth Boyd
1945 – 2020
Maureen passed from this world onto the next on Dec. 26, 2020. She was comforted and surrounded by her loving family & friends at her home during her final days. Maureen had many interests, hobbies, jobs, and passions during her 75 years.
Her various interests included photography, house boating vacations with family to Shasta Lake, Carmel Cottage visits, being near the ocean and many camping adventures to Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Rocky Mtns., Point Reyes and the Olympic peninsula over several decades. She loved to bake, cook and experiment with ideas.
Maureen received her M. A. in counseling in 1986 from Sonoma State and had certifications as LP.C.C. and N.C.C. Over the decades, she had served in many capacities in Behavioral Health (counselor, case manager, therapist) in Napa and Solano Counties with older adults, transitional aged youth, families and the adult mental health populations. Maureen was awarded the Solano County Employee of the Year award in 1999. Her wit, wisdom, energy, feistiness, warmth, compassion and advocacy were always present and an opinion on any topic quick to come forth. She had a passion and love for life and a whimsical nature. Maureen loved to dance & shake her booty. She loved her music of the 50s-60s-70s, particularly, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, among many others. She supported and advocated for the disadvantaged, plus many children’s and animal rescue efforts, the environment, politics and human rights for all.
She is survived by her husband Steven M. (Boyd), her daughter Poppy and son-in-law & Mike (Livingston), and her wonderful grandchildren Henry and Elizabeth “Lulu” Livingston and Echo (Smith), Fawn and Zach (Shrader); nephews Travis, Kyle and Tyler Aber, nieces Cheryl (Feyder), Krista & Erica (Hercek). Maureen leaves many cousins, a wonderful Goddaughter (Sarah Currer), Peter Currer & Lin Gutierrez and extended family & friends with loving, happy memories and an appreciation for the wonder of life and all things. Her sense and presence of being in the world will be missed tremendously and the passion for those she loved is deeply felt. “The Purpose of our Lives is to be Happy” Dalai Lama.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Tulocay Chapel, 411 Coombsville Rd., Napa, at 11 am on Friday, February 25,2022. The family invites you to please bring a photo or memory of Maureen to share.
Published by Napa Valley Register on Feb. 11, 2022.