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Joe Boydston

Boydston Joe

Joe E. Boydston, 67, life-long resident of Avondale, Arizona died July 13, 2022. He was born September 29, 1954 in Phoenix to Donald Boydston and Barbara Forstner.

He is survived by his sons Jacob and Jared; grandchildren Arianna, Jackson, and Juliette; sisters Sue, Linda, June, and Bille; and brother Jim.

Joe served three years in the U.S. Navy as a submariner. His commanding officer encouraged Joe to reenlist, saying he could use more discipline. Joe declined. He unapologetically lived life his way as a free spirit. On the darkest days for family and friends, Joe was there to help, never expecting anything in return. Joe maintained childhood friendships for life and was just plain fun.

Joe’s wishes were for no funeral service.

17 Comments on “Joe Boydston

  1. Blessings and peace to the family. Joe was one of the “hot” guys in high school. Those beautiful blue eyes and those blond curls! All the girls loved him. He was always kind and caring, every time I saw him. I saw him at a “high school gig” at Old Pueblo a couple of years ago, he walked up to me and, with that beautiful smile said “you don’t know who I am, do you?” I hugged him and said “who could forget you, Joe?” Here’s wishing I had spent more time with him, talked to him more, visited more often. He was a great friend…a free spirit? Yes! But he was always happy. I hope many of his family and friends have some very fond memories of him, as I do…

  2. Rest in Peace, Joe. You will be truly missed.

  3. Peace to you Joe and your extended family. Your kindness will be missed.

  4. I already miss him so much. I was lucky enough to reunite with him a few years back I spent his last birthday with him, eating his favorite mexican food last September. I went back to Az in March and spent a few more weeks with him and Sue. He truly was a great “big” brother. I thank God for the time we had and as an old cliche, I know he is in a better place. I miss you Joe!

  5. Rip ol boy. I had the pleasure of getting to know you and have some good times together. Happy that you and Sue liked the fish and chips that Billie and I fixed for ya. You’re already missed in a big way. Wish you could’ve had more birthdays left in ya, for more good times! 😢

  6. We are cousins but had never met, you contacted me and came to stay with us for 3 weeks the summer of 2020. I am so glad we got to know you Joe, you are a wonderful person, I’m going to miss you alot. Until we meet again, rest in His peace.

  7. Joe truly was a free spirit with a big heart. At the beginning of the pandemic he made daily shopping trips to several stores buying paper goods and cleaning supplies. He distributed them to people having difficulty getting such items. Joe had a great sense of humor. He was a good dad and terrific grandpa. I miss my brother and look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

  8. Joe was a person who loved life, family and friends. His smile would light up a room and turn anyone’s bad day into a much brighter one by being in his presence.

    Joe was a proud graduate of Agua Fria High School class of 1972. He was a former neighbor and childhood friend. Rest in Peace Joe. We celebrate your life and its impact you had on many people who were blessed to have known you over the years. Your loved ones will carry your torch of giving and caring to those that carry your spirit of community and service toward others.

  9. Joe was my nephew and, sadly, I was not very close to him. I did follow his progress through life and loved him very much. I know he made his peace with God before he left us, and I’m looking forward to seeing him again in heaven.

  10. So glad that you reached out to me a couple of years ago and stopped by for a couple of days to get to know each other . I loved it when you went out to your car and brought in those photo albums in for us to go through. I wish that we would have had the family reunion with you and the whole other side of the family. That’s one of my regrets that I didn’t do more to get with everyone and you especially. I almost knew all of the names and faces after going through them with you. You were definitely living your life on your terms and I’m going to miss you but I’m hoping that we’ll be together again and have the whole family together. Rest In Peace Brother.

  11. I’ve been Joe Boydston’s young brother. I’m so sad that he died.

  12. Joe would come to visit me in Michigan. We are related. He was a great person.

  13. Joe was an awesome neighbor and person.. he made us laugh he helped when ever he could.. he was always smiling and joking around ..Heaven gained an awesome angel when he arrived… he will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.. to know him was to love him!!

  14. Joe & I were in the same class in high school together , he was a great guy & a good friend . Gone too soon , he will be missed . Last time we met was at a class get together a few years ago . It is sad for all that we will not be doing that again . Sorry for the families loss , for all of us that knew him , our loss too . RIP

  15. I’m thankful for all the great memories with Joe over the years and all the times he showed up to help us when we had stuff going on. He was a wonderful brother and a caring, fun loving free spirit. Losing my brother Joe has left a whole in my heart. What a glorious day it will be when we all meet up again in heaven!

  16. Terry Wade
    August 3, 2022

    He was a great guy to have known, always with a smile , seem to just love life. I would see him most of the time at a local grocery store and we would catch up on were we left of the last time we had seen each other. He is gone way to young. Sorry for you loss.

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