Eva Lucele Boyd-Latham
Eva Lucele Boyd-Latham, 75, a lifelong resident of Breckenridge, went to be with her Lord and savior, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at the Elliott Street Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
She was born April 29, 1943 in Breckenridge, to Robert Lee “Bud” and Cleo Winnell Boyd. Eva graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1961. She attended Cisco Junior College, obtaining an Associate’s degree in Arts in 1971. Eva continued her education at Tarleton State University from which she received her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in 1973, and later getting an additional degree in social work in 1984.
Eva worked for the Texas Department of Human Services as an Age/ Disability Social Worker for over 26 years. She was also involved in numerous organizations in the community throughout her life, some of those that held a special place in her heart were Breckenridge Women’s Forum, serving on the Chamber of Commerce board, co-chairman of Gwen Deans Breckenridge Boys Choir, Texas 4-H Alumni, Stephens County 4-H adult leader and served as a secretary for four years, District Eight 4-H adult leader and served as secretary for two years, and Alpha Chi Honor Society at Tarleton State University.
Family and friends meant a great deal to her; she always showed love with a caring touch, phone call and a sweet smile that would light up a room. There was never a doubt she loved those in and around her. To know her was to love her.
She is survived by her sons, Donald Chris and wife, Betty Diane Latham of Breckenridge, Buddie Hilmon and wife, Treva Deann Latham of Comanche; grandchildren, Jenny Deann and husband Shane Wingate of Breckenridge, Carlee Diane Latham of Woodson, Libby Jan Latham of Stephenville; sisters, Samantha Pesch and Vaneta McCullough of Breckenridge, Mildred McCullough and husband, Jerry of Cleburne; brother, David Boyd of Breckenridge; sisters-in-law, Sharon Boyd of Breckenridge and Elizabeth Boyd of Athens; numerous in-laws, Guan and Frank Blackerby of Dangerfield, Keitha and Earl Tate of Fort Worth, Valene Shaw Latham of Throckmorton, Pam Little Latham of Clyde, Chuck and Martha Loggains of Breckenridge, Zane and Diane Latham of Clyde, Quein and Susie Latham of Reelsville, Ind., and Kenneth Latham of Woodson, and also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by father of her sons, Hilmon Donald Latham; mother and father, Bud and Cleo Boyd; sister, Edna Poteet; brothers, Robert Cleo “Mickey” Boyd, “Baby” Boyd, L.C. Boyd, Kenath E. Boyd; and brothers-in-law, Joe Ed Pesch and Jimmy McCullough; sister-in-law, B.J. Boyd; in-laws, Hilmon and Lucile Latham, brothers-in-law, T.J. Latham, Cruz Latham and Powell Latham.
Memorials can be be made if you wish to the following: Breckenridge High School Class of 1961 scholarship fund, Stephens County 4-H, Stephens County Livestock Association, or Breckenridge Meals on Wheels. Memorials can be left at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.