Russell-Salyards-Obituary

Russell B. Salyards

Lafayette, California

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Russell B. Salyards April 6, 1917 - July 14, 2011 Resident of Orinda Founder of Loards Ice Cream & Candies Russell B. Salyards, 94, passed away Thursday July 14, 2011. He was born April 6, 1917 in Gibson City, IL. Russ is survived by his wife, Frances (Lathbury) Salyards, brother, Bill...

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I went to work for Russ in 1969 in the landmark store ,Oakland. I moved to the plant and stayed working for the best man and boss i have ever had for 25 years. We have stayed intouch since i left Loard's in 1993. I consider Russ the best freind i have ever had.
He will be and is missed greatly. Fran will be missed also by many.

Russ was my mentor and friend for over 35 years. Working at Loard's provided me with a foundation that has carried me through life. Russ taught me a few very important lessons about life and people. Visiting with him at home the last few years has been very special. I really miss him.

1953 I WAS 15 WHEN I KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF LOARDS, AT McARTHER AND COOLIDGE. RUSS WAS MOPPING THE FLOOR I ASKED FOR A JOB HE SAID HE SAID HE DIDN'T NEED ANYHELP. I SAID ARE YOU THE OWNER? (YES) I SAID THE OWNER MUST HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO THAN MOP I CAN DO THAT HE SAID COME IN.I WAS THE FIRST TEENAGER HE HIRED, EXCEPT FOR BIL HIS BROTHER.IN 1982 I BOUGHT LOARDS IN FREMONT HUB.WE HAD A LONG AND GOOD RELATIONSHIP. REST IN PEACE RUSS YOU WILL BE MISSED

Kool man - learned a lot about people from him and the way to act

The father that I never had.

Thank you, Mr. Salyards, for being the best example of a boss that I ever had. You always had your employees best interest at heart. Bless you!

I worked for Mr. Salyards at Loard's in Orinda when I was a senior at Miramonte - 1970-1971. It was my first real job and Mr. Salyards was a delight to work for. 40 years later he is still the best boss I ever had. He cared about us kids and respected us. He inspired us to work hard and be happy. He was always fair and kind. What a gift he was to me personally and to everyone who knew him. Marian (Knowles) McNicol

July 14, will never be the same or happy day for me as long as I live, because a great man has been departed. His charisma has very positive impact toward a lot of people. His great wisdom will forever cherish in my heart. You will always be in my heart and prayers, Poppa. Thank you for being there for me.

Tim and Lily Loard's of Livermore

I have known Mr. Salyards for 33 years, and worked for Loard's for 22.He was my special friend..he was my best friend,I feel so lucky that he was in my life and my families life..He will forever be in my heart.