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Lloyd H. Olson

Jan. 31, 1917 - Jan. 8, 2012

Lloyd H. Olson, 94, retired founder of Crenshaw Lumber Co., passed away peacefully on January 8, 2012 at his home in Rolling Hills from complications of congestive heart failure. Lloyd was born in Los Angeles, graduated Manual Arts High School and attended the University of Southern California where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He entered the Naval Officers Training in July, 1942, was commissioned on a ship in the Pacific theater during WWII and was discharged in April, 1946. Lloyd married Elizabeth Clark on December 27, 1946. Lloyd founded Crenshaw Lumber Co. in 1949. He retired in the mid 1980's but maintained his position as Chairman of the Board while his two sons, Larry and Lindsay continued to manage the company. Lloyd was also active in the Gardena/Carson YMCA and the Gardena Valley Kiwanis. He was a recipient of the YMCA Golden Triangle Award and is listed in the Golden Book of Distinguished Service. He joined the Gardena Valley Kiwanis Club in 1950 and received his 25 Year Perfect Attendance pin. Lloyd was an accomplished tennis player, snow skier, piano player, scuba diver and a long time member of the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club. In his retirement, he traveled the world extensively and was a supporter of the Naturist Society. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beth; his children, Nancy (Mark) Aston, Larry (Adrienne), Lindsay (Anita) and Judy (Tom) Calvy; and by eight grandchildren, Lauren, Emily, Ethan, Michael, David, Casey, Andrew and Tom. Lloyd and his love of life and adventure will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lloyd H. Olson Memorial Fund at the Gardena/Carson Family YMCA, 1000 W. Artesia Blvd., Gardena, CA. 90248. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 18, 2012
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