An Anderson Valley Legend: Skip Boyd

by AVA News Service, July 22, 2009

Anderson Valley lost a legend on July 15, 2009 when Robin ‘Skip’ Bloyd passed away.

Skip was born on May 15, 1945 in Fort Bragg to Robin and Dorothy Bloyd. He had two brothers, David ‘Deed’ Bloyd and a younger brother, Mickey Bloyd.

Skip lived most of his life in Navarro and worked in the woods as a timber faller.

Skip is survived by his brother Deed, wife Carol, sons Kevin and Kenneth, daughter Lisa, daughters-in-law Barbara and Teresa, and son-in-law Billy McKinzie. Skip is also survived by a dozen grandkids: Kenneth and Wayne Bloyd Jr.; Taylor AnnMarie Bloyd; Nadia K. Bloyd; Elena Bloyd; Robin Oscar Bloyd; Ashley Bloyd; Chelsey Bloyd; Monte Olsen Bloyd; Kevin James Bloyd; Bensiman Darrel McKinzie; Duston Michael McKinzie; and Summer Ann McKinzie.

Skip’s intelligence, Yankee ingenuity, creativity, imagination, and sense of humor made him one of the most unique characters God ever created. He was one of a kind. We will miss him very much.

A memorial gathering for Skip Bloyd will be held in Navarro on Sunday, August 2nd at noon. Potluck.

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