Rodney Taylor Floyd passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home in Nampa, ID. Rod was born August 18, 1927, to Florence and Earl Floyd in Driggs, Idaho. Rod was one of seven children: six boys and one girl. As a boy he helped on the family ranch, attending the family vegetable garden and shearing sheep. His grandparents were well-to-do sheep and cattle ranchers. He was two when the Great Depression struck.
The family moved from Driggs to Boise, ID in 1939 after Rod finished sixth grade. The Depression was still going and times were tough. Rod attended North Junior High and graduated in 1945 from Franklin High School. At this time, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for 18 months as World War II came to a close. He returned to Boise from active duty and began dating Jo Ann Bock, whom he had met in high school. They later married and together they raised 6 children: Jan (Patrick), Cindy (Ray), Randy (Jerri-Sue), Denice (Jack), Clint (Connie), and Kris (Mike). Dad has 12 grandchildren: Sean, Heather, Raymond, Nicole, Danielle, Rendell, Philip, Tylor, Sheena, Jordan, Ana, and Brandon. And 14 great grandchildren.
Rod began his career in the timber industry with Harris Bros. and continued with Boise Cascade, retiring after 34 years as Quality Control Manager. He enjoyed working for Boise Cascade and had several friends as well as great memories.
Dad's greatest treasure was his family, to him they were the utmost priority. He especially loved the little ones, and always wanted a hug from them more than anything. He made several trips to Alaska where his brother, Gary, had worked as a dentist; they loved fishing and hanging out, laughing like two schoolboys. Many of these fishing trips were spent with Mom, his grown kids, and his grand-kids. These trips brought great joy and special memories to them all.
One of Dad and Mom's dreams was to have a cabin in the Cascade/Donnelly area. This dream came true. They loved spending time at the cabin making treasured memories doing the things they love: fishing, boating, and sitting on the porch observing God’s beautiful creation.
He also loved the Oregon Coast and the time he spent with Mom and his family there. Over the years, he taught the children and grandchildren to fish, crab, and dig for clams. For Dad it was about getting your hands in the sand and experiencing the power of the coast. He was also blessed to take his last family trip with Mom and his children to Driggs and the Teton Valley. Dad’s brother, Bill, and his family joined us. Dad cherished the memories and laughter that he was able to enjoy with family.
Dad also loved gardening and spending time out in the yard. We're so blessed to have such a great role model of what a father, grandfather, and man should be.
Thank you, Dad, for being just what the Lord had created you to be. We're blessed to have you as our father and we will always love and cherish you.
Services will be held at Ten Mile Christian Church located at 3500 W. Franklin Road in Meridian, ID 83642 at 10:30 am on Friday, June 14th 2019, to share condolences contact Bowman's Funeral Home in Garden City.
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