Connie Reeve Boyd was born in Brigham City, Utah and moved to Saginaw, Michigan when four years old. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree from Cambridge College. A mother of six children, grandmother of 12, she taught school in Michigan, Ohio and Worcester, Massachusetts. Connie and her husband planned on retiring to Traverse City to be near but not too near, their cottage at Higgins Lake, Michigan. After her husband’s unexpected death, she moved to Traverse City anyway. Her children and grandchildren are scattered all around the United States: Connecticut, Texas, California, and Utah with one son living downstate.
Professionally, Connie has taught science classes and been involved in STEM collaborates with Clark College, Worcester State College, Tufts University, Northeastern and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She contributed in writing science lessons for a teaching manual, USS Constitution, Old Ironsides. She hosted several cable television initiatives in Cleveland, Ohio and Northborough, Massachusetts.
Connie’s travels have taken her through the Caribbean Islands, countries in Europe, South America, and 49 of the 50 states. She just needs to get to Alaska? Anyone headed that way?
Connie finds retirement much busier than she anticipated. She presently serves as the District Relief Society President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she trains and mentors women, auxiliary presidencies across northern Michigan from Cadillac on the South to Sault Ste. Marie on the North, Petoskey on the West to Alpena on the East and every congregation in between. She can be found on Tuesdays helping people find their ancestors at the Family History Center on Veterans Drive. She travels frequently to serve and to visit family.