When asked in an interview what had been most rewarding in his life, John S. Boyden replied:
The most enduring reward hrrs been the love and trust of m y own family.
HEN ASKED "HOW HAS YOUR CHOICE OF A mate altered the course of your life?" John answered: "I am not sure 'altered' is the correct word in my case. My wife has embellished, enriched and added vivacity to the course of my life." Ckpha had brought to her marriage to John the experience of growing up in small towns in Utah and Idaho; attendance at public schools where she knew everyone; the security of a family where she could make a contribution by clerking in the store; the love of an extrovert father who was the front man for the business, a good musician who insisted that Orpha become a pianist who could accompany his trumpet solos and play in the orchestra which furnished music for dances, and be organist when her father led the ward choir; and the tender love of a wise but more retiring and dearly loved mother who saw to it that Orpha practiced the piano, and was always there to help insure the success of husband and daughter in their various undertakings. Her keen mind, combined with her creativity and seemingly endless energy, made her equal in a complementary way to her prominent husband. A year at the University of Utah, three years at Utah State Agricultural College, and employment in Salt Lake City and Washington,