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Johnson, Lloyd M.
age 83, of Scottsdale, AZ and more recently of Grand Forks, ND passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 in Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. Lloyd grew up in Buxton, ND and attended public schools and colleges in North Dakota choosing a career in education. During the Korean Conflict, Lloyd enlisted in the U. S. Army where he served as a personnel clerk. He was stationed in Tokyo, Japan for most of his military service. After his return from the military, Lloyd resumed his teaching career and entered into the overseas teaching program working as an educator of the U.S. Department of Defense. This began a 33 year career which brought Lloyd to many exciting and exotic places throughout the world. Lloyd's retired from the overseas teaching program in 1991 at Subic Bay military base in the Philippines. Upon retirement, he returned stateside settling in Scottsdale, AZ. It was at this time Lloyd began what would become another exciting and enjoyable career. He accepted a position with Special Services connected with athletic and entertainment events at venues in downtown Phoenix. Such events included ushering for the Phoenix Suns, The Arizona Diamond Backs, The Phoenix Coyotes, The Road Runners arena football, The Mercury Women's basketball, major league wrestling and numerous entertainment happenings - such as national ice shows, circuses, conferences, major international and national touring artists and attractions. During the past 16 years, Lloyd provided ushering services at over 5000 Phoenix events. Lloyd returned to his home state of North Dakota on February 2, 2012 where he settled into the community of Wheatland Terraces at 4004 N. 24th St in Grand Forks. Lloyd is survived by two sisters, two brothers-in law, one sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held in Grand Forks, ND

Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 2, 2012
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