The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flag will be lowered on Tuesday, June 14, in memory of UNO emeritus professor William Boyd Littrell.
Boyd passed away on May 18, 2022, at the age of 80. Starting at UNO in August 1979, Boyd was a member of the Department of Sociology until his retirement in 2011.
As a professor, Boyd's courses focused on deviant behavior, mental illness, medical services, and public policy. In the community, he was heavily involved in the arts including acting in local community theater performances, singing with Opera Omaha, and art displays.
Boyd was preceded in death by his parents, William and Phyllis; son, Robert; and brother David. He is survived by his wife, Kathryne "Kate" Cutler; son, William David; and by his second family, Mark Bequeaith and Suzanne Stewart and their children Cora, Frieda, and Louise; by Ann Curtis and her husband Samuel Gubbels and their two sons, Graham and Isaac; and by Jake Curtis and Mary Keller Curtis and their children, Audrey and Max.
A service was held for Boyd on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
The thoughts and condolences of the university community are with Boyd's loved ones during this time.
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