Boyd Keith Eagleson passed away on Sept. 21, 2012, at St Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.
He was born April 1, 1942, in Montrose Township of Cavalier County, N.D., the youngest son of William and Jonena (Bergman) Eagleson. Boyd graduated from Milton High School and attended North Dakota State University, Fargo. He married Marcia Goodman of Milton, N.D., on May 8, 1965, in Grand Forks, N.D.
Boyd was a member of the Army National Guard from 1964-1973. He served as a trooper with North Dakota Highway Patrol and was stationed in Towner, N.D., from 1966-1976. He returned to farm and raise Angus cattle and horses in Milton, N.D., from 1976 until 1985. In 1985, he returned to law enforcement, where he served as Chief of Police in Rugby until his retirement in October 2005. He and Marcia recently moved to Mandan, N.D.
He was a member of the American Legion, First Lutheran Church in Rugby, N.D., and the North Dakota Peace Officers' Association. He served as a Scout leader and was a former school board member in Milton.
He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, gunsmith, woodworker, and gardener.
Boyd is survived by: his wife, Marcia, of Mandan, N.D.; children, Chad (Corie Delzer) Eagleson, Bismarck, N.D., Andrea (Brian) Bonness, of Mandan, N.D., Sean (Melissa Kezar) Eagleson, of Grand Forks, N.D., Jace (Jennifer Tofte, Bismarck, N.D.) Eagleson, Manvel, N.D., Ashley (Kyle) Beeter, of Logan, N.D.; grandchildren: McKenzie, Tyler, Sydney, Tierney, Preston, Brandon, Peyton, Kade, Oakley, Kenley, and Karsyn; great-grandchildren: Jayel and Elyn; brother, Sam Eagleson, of Racine, Wis.; and sister, Shirley (Floyd) Graveline, of Bemidji, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ross Boyd; sisters, Vyolet Bjornson Papenfuss and Lois Stevens; and brother, William Eagleson Jr.
Services: Will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in Rugby.