When Floyd moved to Ketchum I went to his office to find we were related--he was my father's cousin, so my cousin, once removed. We decided Uncle and Niece was easier. Over the years we have lunched and visited, he had no idea there were nearly a dozen family members (my mother and 3 of my 7 siblings, my 4 children, nephews and niece) down the road in Hailey!
The last several years we've only seen each other at the Sun Valley Jazz Festival, but it has been a part of the festival that I looked forward to, and will miss, the most. This past fall we had lunch, he talked with my husband; last year he got to meet my infant grandson, Devon.
I always tell people that Uncle Floyd looked exactly like my father, if he had smiled more. It was such a joy to know him. My heart and prayers go out to his family. I will miss him greatly.