GAINES, Lloyd Coewell "Echo" (Age 79) April 19,1935 - July 11,2014 Lloyd was born in Bunker, MO to Craig and Mona Gaines and passed away in Spokane, WA. He attended North Central and Lewis and Clark High Schools. Lloyd was a Marine Corps Veteran serving in Korea from 1952 to 1955 and was a member of the VFW Post 51. He married the love of his life, Barbara, on August 27, 1955 at Whitworth Presbyterian Church in Spokane, WA. He lived many places throughout his life including Seattle, Portland, and Spokane. Lloyd loved the Mariners, the Marine Corps, holidays and celebrations with his family. He is survived by his wife Barbara Gaines; children Ray Gaines (Karen), Carri Gaines (Brian Lee); sister Hazel Ford, brothers Jim Gaines and Vern Gaines; grandchildren Lloyd Gaines (Lindsay), Cora Johnson (Brian), Laura Warren (Johnny), Esther Gaines, Katie Mercer (Carl), Amanda Cage (Solomon); eight great-grandchildren; and more cousins, nieces, and nephews than can be numbered. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and stepfather Claude Thompson; sisters Dayle Bell and Alma Larkin; and his brother Harley "Bud" Gaines. A memorial service will be at 9:00 am, Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Sunrise Church of Christ, 4718 N. Ash St., Spokane, WA 99208. Inurnment will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA 99205. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ben Towne Foundation, 4616 25th. Ave., Seattle, WA 98105
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Published in Spokesman-Review on July 16, 2014