Conrad Stanley Boyd was born to Oscar and Lucille (Daniels) Boyd on June 29, 1934. He was born at Todd Cannery directly across from Angoon, Alaska.
Conrad was Tlingit and of the Eagle moiety, Kaagwaantaan Clan. Belonging to the Killer Whale house, of which his late uncle, John Nelson of Angoon, was chief.
Conrad in his early teens sold newspapers for both Ketchikan Daily News and The Chronicle. His friend, Oliver Alexander reminisced of how Conrad always sold his papers before the rest of us “paper boys.” It was during the sales of newspapers he was nicknamed “Buddy.” The name stuck, and he was forever known as “Buddy.”
High school years were spent attending Mount Edgecumbe, Taheta School, in Sitka, Alaska.
He worked on seine boats in his earlier years. He began his long career working as a supervisor at Alaska Cold Storage. He retired three times, the last final retirement day was in March 1998. He enjoyed his coworkers. He was a quiet man but get him talking about fishing and fish; the conversations could go on. On vacation, if he saw fish referred to as king but indeed were chum, he would quickly point out that was incorrect. He took pride that they in return made changes to the sign.
In November of 1982, he married Shirley Ann Alexander. Both he and Shirley were members of The Salvation Army. Conrad enjoyed the people there and they were his church family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lucille Boyd, his nine siblings, as well as his wife, Shirley A. Boyd.
He is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces from the Boyd family. Ric Boyd’s family affectionately called him “Unk.”
He is also survived by three stepchildren: Don Alander Sr., Brita Alander and Gina Such. He is survived by several step-grandchildren as well as step-great grandchildren. To them he was affectionately called “Grandpa.” Having the grandchildren brought him great joy and they, in return, dearly loved their Grandpa.
Due to COVID-19, services will be announced at a later date.