Boyd Maynard Brolliar was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado, on November 26, 1923. He was preceded in death by his parents Maynard Clair and Velma Lucille Brolliar, his first wife, Rosemary Dickey and his stepson, Bill Dougherty.
He was known as Sonny because all his life he had a “sunny” disposition and outlook on life. Most of his childhood was spent in the the Rocky Mountain west. In 1943, after one semester at Kansas State, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Boot Camp at Camp Ward in Farragut, Idaho. That winter he was assigned to the U.S.N. Hospital Corps School in San Diego and was trained as a corpsman and then went to the U.S.N. Mobile Hospital Unit out of San Francisco and sent to a naval hospital in New Caledonia in the pacific. There he cared for wounded Army and Navy personnel. He was also put in charge of the hospital craft shop and helped shell shocked service men recover mentally and physically. After his discharge in 1946, he attended the Ringling Brothers School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, and Southern Methodist University. He worked as Art Director for American Graphics and also enjoyed creating many watercolor and oil paintings, and sculpting figures which were cast in bronze.
In 1950, he married Rosemary Dickey and enjoyed twenty plus years before their divorce. They raised their three children, Michelle, Dan, and Dayna, in Dallas, Texas.
In July of 1976 he married his second wife, Bonnie. They lived in Carrollton, Texas for 37 years.
He survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Bonnie; his daughters, Michelle Rae Brolliar, and Dayna Faith Brolliar; his son, Dan Corey Brolliar (wife Patty), and granddaughter, Candice Brolliar Golden (husband Michael); great-grandchildren, Adam Vance, Cory Golden and Allen Golden; his sister, Barbara Terry Brolliar Shinkle (husband William); nephews, John (and his 2 sons) and James (wife Paula and their 3 sons); his brother, William Loren Brollier (wife Lynn); nieces, Darcy Shultz (husband James and their 2 sons) and Doreen Brollier; and his brother, Richard Holden Brolliar (wife Judy); nephews, Steven (wife Brenda and their 4 children) and Lon (wife Anella and their 3 children); Adopted daughter, Susan Etheridge (husband Jimmy, their 5 children and 9 grandchildren); stepsons, Rob Dougherty (wife Sharon, their 5 children and 1 grandchild) and Tim Dougherty (wife Roxane and their 2 children); and stepdaughter Pam Dougherty (her 2 children); three additional grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 9:15 am at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallsa, Texas 75211. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org in memory of Boyd.
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