Shirley and Boyd Josephson have lived comfortably in their Garland home for 50 years, she working as the secretary at Garland Elementary and he teaching science to junior high students. The painting behind them was done by a friend and depicts the home in Plymouth where Boyd lived until he was 16.
Editor’s note: Everyone has a story to tell. The Leader wants to tell those stories through this monthly feature titled “Bios of Bear River.” Each month we will feature a Valley resident chosen randomly from the phone book. We hope you enjoy reading about your friends and neighbors – and be ready, yours might be the next number we call.
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Garland resident Boyd Josephson knows exactly how true that saying is. After all he was a teacher for 33 years, molding the scientific minds of 7th, 8th and 9th graders from all over the Bear River Valley until his retirement in 1991.
“Almost anyone in the valley under 50 years of age had him as a teacher,” said his wife of nearly 56 years, Shirley. Boyd concurred. “Very few students got through school without having Mr. Josephson,” he said.
The couple came to Garland about 50 years ago, when Boyd began teaching science at the local junior high school. A few years later, Shirley started working as the secretary at Garland Elementary School, a job she held for 23 years. The two have been content to live, work and raise their family in the small town atmosphere they love.
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