Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Tracey Lynn Yaeger Boyd, 61, of Port Orchard, Wash., formerly of Staunton, Ill., died at St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale, Wash., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. She was born Dec. 3, 1960, in Staunton, Ill., the daughter of Joan (Butler) Yaeger and the late Richard Yaeger. She married Gerald Boyd, and he survives.

Tracey went to school to be a horticulturalist. She was an avid gardener and canner. She was an animal lover, and she loved cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Boyd; four children, Jason Reaka, Samantha Burson, Connor Boyd, Shane Boyd; four grandchildren, Wyatt, Payton, Austin, and Gracie; her mother, Joan B. Yaeger; two sisters, Beth (Jeff) Hauser, Carrie (Jim) Heyen; one brother, Walter Yaeger; an aunt, Dorcas Williamson; uncle, Charles Goebel; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Besides her father, she was preceded in death by Aunt Tammy and Uncle Red.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be left online at

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