College Mourns Passing of Sara Miller Boyd

01-06-2017

The VWC community is saddened by the loss of Sara Miller Boyd, former President of the Women of Wesleyan and wife of founding Virginia Wesleyan Trustee Robert F. Boyd. Mrs. Boyd, who passed away on New Year’s Day, had a long affiliation with Virginia Wesleyan from the College’s beginnings in the 1960s. She was active in the Women of Wesleyan and served as the group’s President from 1970 to 1972.  The John Wesley statue, the Boyd Dining Center, the fountain to the east of the Center and a series of paintings on Wesley’s life are examples of the Boyds’ support for the College over the decades. The Boyds’ son, Jim, graduated from Virginia Wesleyan in 1984 with a B.A. in political science. Jim’s son, James, is currently a freshman at the College. A funeral service for Sara Miller Boyd, wife of founding Trustee Robert F. Boyd, will be held on Saturday, January 7, at 1 p.m. at Park Place United Methodist Church (500 W. 34th St., Norfolk). Read more about Mrs. Boyd's life and legacy.