On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Matthew Wayne Boyd, loving son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson and friend passed away at the age of 34. Matt was born in Los Gatos, California, to Wayne and Lynnea Boyd on April 23, 1987.
He graduated in 2005 from Los Gatos High School. He was an avid football player who earned the CCS All League Kicker award in 2004-2005. He truly enjoyed his profession as a Journeyman Plumber at Silicon Valley Mechanical HVAC and was member of the UA Local 383.
Matt had a passion for living life to its fullest. As an avid outdoorsman and natural athlete, he participated in many activities including motorcycle riding, camping trips, mountain biking, fishing and hunting. He was always up for exploring the many areas he traveled. Matthew was always an advocate for the underdog and would not hesitate to speak up on their behalf. Most of all, he loved his family, especially his nephews and newborn niece.
He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Lynnea; his siblings, Brittany Lapus (Michael), Shalena Glick (Bryan), Shane Boyd and Layne Boyd (Kaitlyn); grandmothers Shirley Perkins Hugie (Eldon) and Norma Jean Boyd; nephews and niece, Braden, Ben, Greyson, Gavin and Lana; and, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1655 Noreen Drive, San Jose. At 11:30 AM, Matt will be laid to rest at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, San Jose. Please join the family to celebrate Matt’s life at 1:00 PM at The San Jose Scottish Rite, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose.
Flowers for the service should be sent to Darling & Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
Matt’s infectious smile and warm heart will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
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