David T Lloyd
February 19, 1941 - July 18, 2013
David T. Lloyd was born Feb. 19, 1941 in South Hampton, R.I. He went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2013 after a long illness.
He grew up in North Tonawanda, N.Y. Following graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the USS Samuel B. Roberts as a sonar technician.
Following his naval service, he attended Oklahoma University on a football scholarship.
Mr. Lloyd had a diversified teaching career in Arkansas and then at Phoenix Indian School for 17 years. At the same time, he had a general contractor’s license and operated David T. Lloyd Builders.
After Phoenix Indian School closed, he became head of maintenance at the Carl T. Hayden VA Hospital where he met his wife of 23 years, Diana.
It was his and his wife’s dream to live in the high country. The dream was realized when he retired and built a home in Hunter Creek.
His final career was working for Rim Valley Mountain Properties in Christopher Creek, where he met many people who have remained friends over the years. He loved the community and served as a volunteer with the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department for a number of years.
Mr. Lloyd leaves behind his wife, Diana, who loved him very much, and his little dog, Ming.
He is survived by his sister, Martha Kirk of Kenmore, N.Y.; daughter, Maria Eads and son, John, both of Mesa; and daughter, Tanya of San Diego, Calif. Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Simone Mancine of Martinsberg, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and many dear friends.
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 30 at Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout on the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery Road with lunch to follow the service.