Lloyd Nachtwey
Nachtwey, Lloyd 86 03/07/1923 02/27/2010 Lloyd was born March 7, 1923, in San Francisco, to Kathleen Blim and Lloyd A. Nachtwey. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in business and economics. While attending UW he was active in the Chi Psi fraternity and a member of the marching band. During this period, he left school to serve in World War II as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in the South Pacific. Lloyd's early career included working for Boeing and Gwinn, White & Prince. Later, with his brother, Ed, he co-founded Tri-Western, Inc., which began as a distributor of power equipment and later evolved into a sales agency servicing the gift industry trade. In 1951 Lloyd married Ruth Boening and together they had three children and shared 59 years of marriage. Lloyd was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the South Riverside Kiwanis Club. Lloyd will be warmly remembered for his portrait as Jimmy Durante, an act he performed with the Kiwanis revue for numerous fund raising events. Lloyd enjoyed playing the piano, accordion and clarinet throughout his life and was known to entertain family and friends around the piano. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a generous personality that will be missed by all. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Gretchen Rodgers (Gary); sons, Jon and Tim; grandson, Nicholas Rodgers; brother, Edward (Jan); as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday March 6, 2010, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7810 S.E. 15th Ave., Portland. Memorial gifts may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or the South Riverside Kiwanis Club of Portland.


Published by The Oregonian on Mar. 5, 2010.
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A Toast 2 Awe'll Best B4 US!...And a salute! Thank YOU for giving strangers like me inspir-8-ion in your loving words about LLoyd...and keeping his spirit in the world.
Joan'Ruth Lawson
March 10, 2010
Dear Ruth, Gretchen, Jon and Tim,

Lloyd was an amazing man. He really enjoyed life. I feel honored to have known him. Incredibly, he had his wit about him to the end. He never lost his sense of humor and he truly enjoyed people coming to visit. The time I came over during the last Thanksgiving was very special. It was so much fun to see Lloyd playing the piano and the family singing along. I will miss him. In his memory, I think I'll have a Manhattan!

With sympathy,
Tom Shepherd
Tom Shepherd
March 5, 2010
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