Born 10/11/1948 in Portland, OR lived near Fairview, OR. Married Martin Lee Christenson 12/28/1968, had 1 daughter Holly Anne Christenson born 7/10/1969. DIvorced Martin in 1975- 1976. Married David Bruce Curry 5/1/1976 lived in Portland, OR for over 20 years. Step son Robert David Curry, born 1/10/1970. Worked as a medical clerk for Kaiser Permanente in Portland, OR for 20 years. Worked as a Chemical Dependency Counselor for a private long term treatment Center, a WA prison and 3 County Drug Courts. Attended Portland Community College, graduated from Prescott College in 2004 with BA in Counseling/Psychology.
My father's family (Fred and Myrtle Boyd) moved from Drakes Creek, Madison County,Arkansas during the Great Depression, picking crops, ended up in California and Oregon. Fred and Myrtle lived In a small house on my parents' property. Together with my parents they raised a large vegetable garden. They raised chickens for eggs and meat. We had rabbits for a while. I remember many fond memories with my grandparents. I spent many nights overnight, roasting marshmallows, hotdogs in the fireplace. Grandma Boyd would make root beer floats. Many uncles, aunts, cousins would come to visit and as a child, I would play with them.My paternal grandfather, Fred Boyd, trained dogs for hunting, search and rescue and seeing eye dogs for the blind. My cousins would play hide and seek and have the dogs find us in the woods using a scent from our clothes, etc.
My mother's family (Karjala), immigrated from Finland, owned a working farm in Quincy, Oregon, outside Clatskanie, OR. The family also fished in the nearby Columbia River. There is a nearby community graveyard, that was largely neglected, at last time I visited. I visited there with my mother's family on "Decoration Day",(aka Memorial Day), bringing flowers we grew and wild flowers. My mother, Elvie Sophie Karjala Boyd always grew beautiful flowers.