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Date published: 12/17/2013

Sybil M. Boyd

Sybil M. Boyd, 75, a retired policy analyst for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at her home in Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove. She had pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure.

She was born July 27, 1938, in Hazard, Ky. Her family moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 1944, and later to Aiken, S.C., in 1950, where she graduated from high school in 1956. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1960, with a B.S. in business education.

During summers while in college she worked at the Atomic Energy Commission's Savannah River Plant as a clerk-typist. Shortly after college graduation, she moved to New York City, where she was employed at Chase Manhattan Bank as a training instructor. Returning to Aiken in 1963, she was re-employed briefly again at the Savannah River Plant, later transferring to Washington D.C., where she was an executive secretary in the office of the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

In 1968 she transferred to the regulatory staff, which became the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She held positions of increasing responsibility in program support areas for the licensing and technical staff. In 1987, she retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as chief of the resource management branch, office of inspection and enforcement.

Upon retirement, she attended Northern Virginia Community College and received a certificate in travel and tourism. From 1990 to 2006, she was affiliated with The Cruise Connection and Springfield Travel Service as a travel counselor.

She and her husband of 27 years, Roger S. Boyd, loved to travel and enjoyed more than 30 cruises worldwide. They also traveled frequently to Florida and St. Thomas, USVI. Her husband died in 2006. At her home she enjoyed bridge, gardening and cooking. She is remembered as a thoughtful and generous person who never met a stranger.

She was previously married to Paul Gay and Maido Kari.

She is survived by her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Diana and Joseph Crossan of Gaithersburg, Md.; three stepsons, Roger (Margaret), Brian (Patricia), and Kenneth (Carol), also of Maryland; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at johnsoncares.com.