Psyche Boyd
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Psyche Boyd

Psyche Boyd came to Greeley when she was 2 years old.
Her family was one of the original pioneers. Her father, David, wrote the first history telling about the colony.

Psyche wanted to have a career.
She first went to Ft. Collins to teach, but her health made her return to her home in Greeley. As luck would have it, a photography shop was for sale. Psyche and her father were able to buy the shop.

She was good at promoting her business.
She would put ads in the Greeley Tribune reminding parents that their children were growing up and needed regular photographs taken. Her ads included photos of babies, as well. She also aimed ads at women by telling them that they would be safe while being photographed by her.

She was active in the community.
Psyche was active in several groups. She was president of both the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil war and the Union Colony Pioneers. She was also active in her church.

She died of a heart attack on March 13, 1946.
Her heart attack happened in her family's home where she lived her whole life. She was taken to the hospital where she passed away. She was 78 years old. She is buried with her family in Linn Grove Cemetery.

psyche boyd Gravesite Psyche Boyd

Psyche Boyd courtesy of Greeley Museums (full size)

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Made on January 27, 2013 Updated on February 3, 2013

 

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