Jessie Kay Greenwood Lloyd|
April 1, 1938 - March 23, 2014
Our beautiful wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2014. Jessie was born the second of seven children to Orren and Jennie Greenwood on April 1, 1938 in Sandy, Utah. Home was Jessie's haven and sanctuary and we humbly acknowledge the blessing granted us, her family, that she was able to pass those last days of her life surrounded by the ones she loved there. During her last days, Jessie displayed incredible courage, as she graciously responded with love and humor to every person who entered her home.
Jessie graduated from Jordan High School in 1956, where she met the love of her life, David Lloyd, in Sophomore English class. Even after 56 years of marriage, she would readily proclaim that it was love at first sight. She and Dave were married on September 20, 1957 in the Salt Lake temple, and raised five children together. Their love grew daily, notwithstanding David's sometimes distracting penchant for fly fishing.
Jessie's family was her legacy, and her example of love and kindness will endure for generations. Jessie's irresistible sense of humor made her a favorite among her grandchildren, and her home was a revolving door for the little ones, who would come by to indulge in a craft or a slice of her famous chocolate cake, or just to enjoy her company.
Most dear to her heart was her testimony of Jesus Christ. Jessie was a member of the LDS church, where she served faithfully in many capacities, including ward and stake Relief Society president. But her favorite service took place with the children as the Primary chorister, aided by her boundless creativity.
Jessie is survived by her husband, David; her five children, Todd (Georgann) Lloyd, Kaylin (Jack) Nydegger, Brent (Heather) Lloyd, Vaughn (Sherri) Lloyd and Susan (Mike) Christopherson; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Also survived by four sisters and two brothers.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the nursing staff at Riverton Hospital and the Hospice Team at Angel's Crossing for the loving care extended to Jessie.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Riverton Ranch Ward, 1474 West 13200 South. There will be a viewing Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, and again Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Riverton City Cemetery. www.goffmortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014