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    Posted: 21 Apr 2017 at 12:11pm
Terran Ray Boyd, "Terry", "Opa", age 76, of San Marcos, CA., passed peacefully on April 13, 2017 with family at his side. Born November 11, 1940 in Braddock, PA., to Ray and Elma (Crawford) Boyd of PA. Terry spent his formative years in Pitcairn, PA and went on to attend Westminster College and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.

After graduation in 1964, Terry married Linda (Smeltz) and began an 11 year career with the US Navy during which he served aboard the USS Tioga County (LST-1158) and the USS Abraham Lincoln submarine (SSBN-602). In 1971, while serving in the Navy, Terry earned an MBA from Stanford University.

In 1975 Terry left the Navy and moved his family to Vista, CA. He and Linda started a wholesale pet supplies business, which is still in operation and run by the family. In 1987 Terry and Linda settled in nearby San Marcos, CA. He had a lifelong passion for traveling, aviation, and RVing. Over the years Terry and Linda traveled the world exploring the food and culture in numerous foreign countries. 
For 36 years Terry hangered and flew his private plane out of Carlsbad's Palomar Airport. Terry and Linda were members of 2 RV travel clubs and explored the US in their RV together.

Terry is survived by his dedicated wife Linda (Smeltz), loving sons Jeffrey Boyd (Jennifer) and Mark Boyd (Tiffany), his cherished grandchildren Riley, Rowan, Colton, and Rayce, his sister Judith Cunningham (Robert), and his brother Timothy Boyd (Anita). Visitation will be held between 10 am and 1 pm on April 20, 2017 at the Allen Brothers Mortuary in San Marcos, CA. Private interment to follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, CA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Vista at 11am on April 22, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society .
USNA[Canberra(CAG-2);Willard Keith(DD-775)];Providence(CLG-6);Sea Robin(SS-407); Nat Greene(SSBN-636B); GMS Dam Neck; Naval Advisory Group,Viet Nam; Okinawa(LPH-3); OIC FLTAC Corona;OIC NWS Fallbrook
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