Lloyd R. Goodrich died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, of complications of living a long life.
Lloyd was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Lloyd R. and Gladys Walters Goodrich. He graduated from Jerome High School in 1943. Lloyd served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, stationed in India during World War II. Lloyd returned home to farm and later began a long work career in various businesses, trucking, owner of Eastern Idaho Diesel and later microcomputer office systems.
Lloyd married Frances Studyvin on July 3, 1944. They had been childhood sweethearts since the Valentine's dance of eighth grade. They spent their lives together in work and play. Frances died in 1994, two months following their 50th wedding anniversary.
Lloyd and Frances enjoyed traveling after retirement, flying around the country in their Beech Bonanza airplane. Following Frances' death, Lloyd began traveling to Alaska by trailer making videos for Do-It-Yourself travelers. His later adventures included a freighter trip through the Great Lakes to Italy and back. Lloyd loved to work, read and have a good argument on most any subject.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; sons, Tom and Joe; parents; and a younger brother, Jim.
He is survived by his son, David, of Wrangle, Alaska; daughter, Denice Goodrich Liley and son-in-law, Jim Liley of Eagle, Idaho; daughter-in-law, Karen Goodrich of Jerome, Idaho; grandchildren, Troy Goodrich and Julie Morris, both of Green River, Wyo., Ami Abou-Bakr of London, Lucas Liley and Catherine Liley; and three great-grandchildren, Brian, Nicholas and Britney.
Lloyd's life was enriched and assisted by longtime neighbors, Steve and Nancy Henderson and Debbie and Irwin Blumhorst; and newer neighbors, Krystal and Ryan Christiansen. Their care and concern made it possible for Lloyd to live at home until recently. The past six months, Lloyd was living at Lincoln Court. He marveled that there was no place better to live than Lincoln Court.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 1, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls. Arrangements are under the direction of Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.