Breckenridge Texan

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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QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website

KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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