Violet Elizabeth Lloyd, 87, peacefully passed on to her heavenly
home on July 30, 2013.
Violet was born June 6, 1926 in Moville, Iowa, the daughter of
Chuck and Nettie Leigh. She grew up in Long Beach and Married
Jerry Lloyd on Sept. 11, 1943. Jerry joined the Army Air Corp
during World War II. In 1949, they moved from Long Beach to
Gras Valley where they raised their three fine sons in the home
Vi “Mamar” was know for her big smile and wearing scarf
bows in her hair. She worked several years at Merle Norman’s
Beauty Salon but mostly devoted her time and talents to being a
wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. You would find her
busy cooking, canning food and taking care of her family. She was
always asking someone to stay for a meal and she managed to have
enough for all those at the table. She was also a great seamstress and
blessed many people with her beautiful handiwork.
One of her favorite places to be was near the water. She enjoyed
camping, boating and RVing at a lake or visiting the ocean. She
loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and served God faithfully.
Her greatest joy in life was her husband and family. She filled their
lives with her love.
The family gives a sincere thanks of appreciation to Tim and
Brenda Lloyd who where her primary care givers for many years
as Vi’s health declined. For the last year and a half, she was able to
spread sunshine to all those who visited and cared for her at Spring
Hill Manor where she passed away July 30, 2013. The family wishes
to express their deep gratitude to the staff of Spring Hill Manor for
their wonderful loving care.
Violet was preceded in death by her devoted husband Jerry of 64
years in 2008, her partner and her brother Royal Leigh of Norwalk.
SHe is survived by her three sons and their wives, Jerry and Teresa
Lloyd of Fair Oakes, Roayal and Martie Lloyd of Los Banos and
Tim and Brenda Lloyd of Grass Valley; five grandchildren and
their spouses, Leigh Ann and Jason Wolfsen, Kaye Dee and
Smokey Rickerd, Jeff and Maggie Lloyd, Christopher and Patti
Lloyd, and Brian and Jenelle Lloyd; eleven great-grandchildren,
Lauren, Cortney and Zoe Wolfsen, Dakota and Ethan Richerd,
Conner, Cody, Jayda, Kaycee, Logan and Riley Lloyd; and lifelong
friends Wanda and Doug McNeil. They all feel an immense loss at
A celebration of Vi’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday,
Aug. 10 at the Whispering Pines Church, 680 Brighton Street in
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels
Violet Elizabeth Lloyd JunE 6-1926-July 30, 2013
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