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Eva Lucele Boyd-Latham

Eva Lucele Boyd-Latham
May 11
06:32 2018

Eva Lucele Boyd-Latham, a lifelong resident of Breckenridge, went to be with her Lord and savior, Thursday the 10th of May at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born April 29, 1943, in Breckenridge to Robert Lee “Bud” and Cleo Winnell Boyd. Eva graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1961. She attended Cisco Junior College, obtaining an Associate Degree in Arts in 1971. Eva continued her education at Tarleton State University from which she received her Bachelor’s degree, in Secondary Education in 1973, and later getting an additional degree in social work in 1984.

Eva worked for the Texas Department of Human Services, as an Age/Disability Social Worker for over 26 years. She was also involved in numerous organizations in the community throughout her life, some of those that held a special place in her heart were  Breckenridge Women’s Forum, serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Co-Chairman of Gwen Deans Breckenridge Boys Choir, Texas 4H Alumni, Stephens County 4H Adult Leader and served as a secretary for 4 years, District Eight 4H Adult Leader and served as secretary for 2 years, and Alpha Chi Honor Society at Tarleton State University.

Family and friends meant a great deal to her; she always showed love with a caring touch, phone call, and a sweet smile that would light up a room. There was never a doubt she loved those in and around her. To know her, was to love her.

She is survived by her sons, Donald Chris and wife Betty Diane Latham of Breckenridge and Buddie Hilmon and wife Treva Deann Latham of Comanche; grandchildren, Jenny Deann and husband Shane Wingate of Breckenridge, Carlee Diane Latham of Woodson, and Libby Jan Latham of Stephenville; sisters, Samantha Pesch and Vaneta McCullough of Breckenridge, and Mildred McCullough and husband Jerry of Cleburne; brother, David Boyd of Breckenridge; sisters-in-law, Sharon Boyd of Breckenridge and Elizabeth Boyd of Athens; numerous in-laws, Guan and Frank Blackerby of Dangerfield, Keitha and Earl Tate of Fort Worth, Valene Shaw Latham of Throckmorton, Pam Little Latham of Clyde, Chuck and Martha Loggains of Breckenridge, Zane and Diane Latham of Clyde, Quein and Susie Latham of Reelsville, Indiana, and Kenneth Latham of Woodson; and also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by the father of her sons, Hilmon Donald Latham; mother and father, Bud and Cleo Boyd; sister, Edna Poteet; brothers, Robert Cleo “Mickey” Boyd, “Baby” Boyd, L.C. Boyd, and Kenath E. Boyd; brothers-in-law, Joe Ed Pesch and Jimmy McCullough; sister-in-law, B.J. Boyd; in-laws, Hilmon and Lucile Latham; and brothers-in-law, T.J. Latham, Cruz Latham and Powell Latham.

Memorials can be be made if you wish to the following: Breckenridge High School Class of 1961 scholarship fund, Stephens County 4H, Stephens County Livestock Association, and Breckenridge Meals on Wheels. Memorials can be left at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

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