Former Laguna Beach mayor and businessman Charlton Phillips Boyd died Feb. 3 in Dana Point. He was 91.
"Anyone who can live their lives the way 'Charlie' did and make it to 91 will have pr etty good lives," City Councilwoman Verna Rollinger said.
Rollinger met Boyd when she moved to Laguna in 1970 during his first term on the council.
"I would describe him as probably the kindest person I have ever known," Rollinger said. "One of my favorite Charlie stories is when he was living at the [now-defunct] assisted living facility on Ruby Street and some of the residents were not in as good a shape as he was.
"I was having lunch with him and when he came into the dining room, he stopped and spoke or touched everyone on the shoulder. He was always thinking of others."
Boyd served as mayor and vice mayor while a member of the City Council from April 16, 1968 to April 21, 1976.