Lloyd and I grew up together, in that we were close to the same age and our parents ranches were each approximaely seven miless from Kiowa, Co. his parents south and east and mine north. That put us in the first grade together as well as the other 11 years of our public education. WE gaduated from Kiowa High School in 1948 with a class of 5, 4 of which had been togetheer for all 12 years. Those years included attendance at the Kiowa Presbyterian church. During Lloyds Junior year at Colo A & M college I commenced my college years there, after concluding that I also wanted to pursue an electrical engineeering degree. Our paths continued to cross over the yearsi ncluding sharing our 65th HS graduation reunion a few days before his death
Lloyd and Carol hosted serveral summer Bible study picnics for our group at the Maul Ranch in Elbert County. I could invision his memories as he would paint the pictures, with his words of growing up on the ranch. Standing on a bluff, he said, "When I was young, I would stand up here, look there to the east and think -- 'That is the way to New York City and I will go there some day.'" Lloyd was a kind, gentle, yet firm soul, one I'd like to pattern my life after. Heaven is a better place now that Lloyd awaits us.
Lloyd was the most loving, caring, considerate Step Dad, and a genuinely good man. He will be missed by each and every one of us. I wanted so badly for him to stay, but as I watched him grow weary the last few months, I knew it was time for us to let him go. He enriched all of our lives here on Earth and now will help us, spiritually, through life. Thank you, Lloyd, for all you taught me about living...and dying...with grace and unconditional love.
I met Lloyd when I transferred from Motorola in Phoenix to the Denver Sales Office in 1986. Lloyd took me under his wing, and helped me acclimate to the sales environment, and it was a true pleasure to work with him. I finer gentleman I have never met, and it is an honor to have known him, and called him a friend. I will miss him, but I know I will see him again in a better place. God be with you my friend!!
I met Lloyd when I joined the Motorola sales office in Denver in 1985.
One of the sharpest engineering minds I ever ran across.
He was a fine, honorable and principled gentleman.
I remember watching the news of the Challenger disaster with Lloyd, in the office. He teared up and walked away, lest we see him cry. Underneath his tough and callus appearance, Lloyd was a caring human being and a soft touch.