Donald Boyer


Donald Kim Boyer passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lilburn, Ga., where he lived since the 1970s, and where he built his career and life.
Kim was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Washington, Iowa, the youngest son of Donald and Helen (Kos) Boyer. Kim graduated from WHS, a member of the Class of '65 and the University of Iowa in 1969. He remained a "forever a Hawkeye" fan and honorary Washingtonian throughout his life.
Kim moved to Lilburn, Ga., to work for AT&T, then Lucent Technologies, as a systems analyst and supervisor until retirement. In 1978, he married Jane Colomb gaining several stepchildren to whom he became an amazing confidante, mentor and advisor.
Kim was remarkable as he met his responsibilities as a stepfather. As his "kids" would come to him with issues and problems that regularly confront people dealing with their journey through life. He always stepped up and lent a supportive hand and words of encouragement. He also provided a great role model for his "kids" to follow.
He leaves behind three stepchildren, Lynn Leandro (Jim), Donald Leandro Jr. and David 'Buddy' Leandro (Jackie); 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all who learned to rely on his example for guidance.
Kim also maintained many friends in his hometown of Washington, Iowa, each of whom counted on his love and friendship for as long as they have known him. He will be missed by all who now must lean on his memory for the "special" friendship Kim always offered.
Kim will be missed by the organizations he believed in and supported. He was active at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church for many years and sang in the choir. He loved his God, family, country, gardening, the Atlanta Braves, gadgets, gizmos and collecting stamps and coins since childhood. He was a very generous, gentle and kind soul to all.
He joins his wife, Jane; parents; brother, Steve; and two stepdaughters, Maria and Kymmie. who passed before him.
His service was held Sept. 14 at Bill Head Funeral Home (Lilburn/Tucker). The Rev. Jim Landis officiated.
Online condolences may be left at (770) 564-2726.

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