Mamie Boyd’s long career in the newspaper business began in 1905 with her marriage to Frank Boyd, editor of the Phillips County Review. The Boyds purchased the Review in 1907 and added the Jewell County Record in 1947. When Mr. Boyd died in 1947, Mrs. Boyd continued to publish the two papers.
Mrs. Boyd was selected Kansan of the Year in 1959 and Kansas Mother of the Year in 1965. Kansas State University awarded her the school’s first Distinguished Service Award in journalism and named a residence hall after her.
In 1967, she was awarded the William Allen White Foundation Award for journalistic merit, and in 1966 received the Mc-Kinney Award for outstanding newspaper women given by the National Newspaper Association.
She was an honorary president of the Kansas Press Women and of the Kansas Press Association, and was the first female president of the K-State Alumni Association.
The mother of Frank “Bus” Boyd, Jr., and McDill “Huck” Boyd, Mrs. Boyd died in October, 1973, at age 96.