Douglas D. “Woody” Boydston

Feb. 11, 1956 – Oct. 17, 2020


Douglas D. “Woody” Boydston was born Feb. 11, 1956, to Cloyd and Arla (Schoenleber) Boydston in Scottsbluff, and passed away peacefully Oct. 17, 2020, in Seward, from complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Doug was a longtime resident of Milford and was employed as a machinist at the Tenneco plant in Seward for 30 years. Doug spent his childhood years in Weeping Water, and graduated in 1974 from Walthill High School. He went on to graduate in 1980 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and in 1989 from Southeast Community College-Milford. Doug was an avid motorcyclist, loved music and watching classic movies.

Doug is survived by his mother, Arla Boydston of Wahoo; sisters, Jacque Springer (Tim), Decatur, and Cheryl Hansen (John M.), Omaha; brother, Rick Boydston (Leslie), Grandview, Washington; niece, Christine Kleiner (Lewis), Omaha; nephews, Nathan Hansen (Amanda), Omaha, Nick Boydston (Whitney), Bothell, Washington, and Andy Boydston, Seattle, Washington; great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Doug is preceded in death by his father, Cloyd Boydston; grandparents, Henry and Gladys (McReynolds) Boydston and John and Dallas (Weaver) Schoenleber; and infant niece Elizabeth Springer.

A graveside service is planned at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Cedar Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, east of Ceresco. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Tabitha Hospice and Southeast Community College-Milford Campus. Condolences may be left for the family at


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