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Boyd Wendell Schiess

November 30, 1940 — October 14, 2023

Nibley

On October 14th, 2023, a brilliant fall day filled with family, four wheelers, calves and horse rides, a good man passed on.

Boyd Wendell Schiess, 82, lifelong resident of Cache Valley was born to John (Jack) Schiess and Varua Kennard Schiess on November 30th 1940.

Boyd crammed three lifetimes of adventure into his 82 plus years. He learned to be honest and hardworking to a fault from his father. His word was his bond and a handshake was his contract.

Graduating from South Cache High school in 1959, Boyd excelled in wrestling taking state honors, football, track and baseball. He made many lifelong friends. He roamed the mountains with his brothers and cousins hunting, fishing, exploring cache valley caves and horseback riding, all of which were life- long pursuits.

Boyd graduated from Weber State College as a teacher and taught PE, industrial arts, and wood-working. He coached football, basketball and wrestling in Aberdeen, Idaho, Craig and Haines Alaska. Many of his students have remained his close friends.

He proudly served his Country in the Army National Guard.

Boyd married Sheri Jones in June of 1970, in Blackfoot, Idaho and was later sealed in the Logan, Utah temple. 5 beloved kids completed the family.

Alaska always called to his heart and his happiest years were spent teaching, coaching and commercial fishing halibut and salmon, hunting bears and sharing Alaskan experiences with his family and friends. Many great Adventures occurred! He survived float-plane crashes, coastguard rescues, beached boats on deserted islands and close encounters with Alaskan wildlife.

Boyd was a finish carpenter of excellence. Many still enjoy the well built homes he and his father constructed in the Quarter Circle drive subdivision in Nibley. He also helped design and construct many home additions, barns and sheds for his friends and neighbors.

He and Sheri purchased the 50 acre ranch on 4000 south in Nibley from his parents and devoted his life’s work and his heart to improving it. He always told people “We’re not raising cows, we’re raising kids." His kids all learned many life lessons and skills by his side.

His later employment at S&S Sports Power, found him working with his buddy Stan building roller coasters and thrill rides.

Boyd shocked everyone with his decision to serve a mission with his wife Sheri, for the Church of Jesus Christ. They were called to serve in the Nauvoo, Illinois mission. He was a teamster of horses and oxen and expertly built and repaired fences and roads. He was especially proud of the great care he took in rebuilding the King Follett Memorial Well site. It was a wonderful experience for them.  Boyd grew to have a greater understanding and appreciation for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the prophet Joseph Smith and his own Pioneer ancestors.

 His later years were spent improving the Quarter Circle JV Ranch with his trusty backhoe and 4-wheeler as his constant companions. Many, many hours of service were given to his neighbors and friends digging holes, cleaning out ditches and “pushing snow”.

Boyd is survived by his wife Sheri. His children:  Amy (Marcus) Pope, Eric (Mandy) Schiess, Jenna (Mark) Oakey, Jill Thomas and Steven (Kamarie) Schiess. 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. His beloved sisters Jean (Darwin) McPhie, Janice (Peter) Mulder, his brothers Kennard Schiess and Donald (Faye) Schiess. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Catherine & brother in law Gerald Hansen and sister in law Sonja Schiess.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 21st at 1:00 pm at the Millville City Cemetery. 310-325 E 100 N, Millville.

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