Loosing a loved one us always difficult. Good memories and family members will help yo ease the sorrow. God bless you
Loyd was a wonderful man with a positive attitude about life. He always had something good to say. He made a great husband to Celesta, father to his four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On several occasions while growing up I spent nights at my uncle Loyd and aunt Celesta's house. It was a warm and loving home to go to. Loyd and Celesta were as nice as could be and I had a house full of cousins to spend time with. We enjoyed the attic room, which was also a bedroom, and large backyard. Loyd and Celesta had big family gatherings at their home. Grandpa, grandma, uncles, aunts, and all us cousins. Sometimes they had extended family and friends.
Prays go out to the family, Nancy
Loyd was the best friend and neighbor anyone could have. He was truly a gentleman, he is and will be sorely missed. Praying for all the family.
Loyd was a kind and gentle man. A beautiful person. I remember the night I met him. I was struck by how comfortable he made me feel in his home. I was a perfect stranger, but that didn't matter to Loyd. He greeted me and talked to me as if we were old friends. He loved his family immensely. He loved to laugh and he loved life. I mourn his death. I will miss him. I really enjoyed played golf with Loyd. He was a natural putter. He probably developed that touch and feel from playing pool. He rarely 3-putted a green and tried to emulate Lee Trevino's swing. I'm sure some of his buddies would call him a hustler. Just sour grapes. I think he was just a fierce competitor who knew how to get the job done. He had a strong common sense, which served him well throughout his life. Always practical. Fr. Pat Conroy, S.J. (married granddaughter Mary) told me that Loyd is closer to his family now than he ever has been. I believe that. Loyd will always be in his family's lives. He will always be at their sides.
Hi, This is Mary Veal Murphy. I knew Celesta from Salem High School. I introduced Loyd and Celesta at Abiqua River, up above Silverton. George, my brother, met Loyd because the Saul's lived down the road from us in Keizer. Loyd had just returned from the Korean War. The four of us took a trip to Abiqua River, where the boys liked to go hunting, and to take us girls for a ride. That fall, while I was at OSU, the next thing I knew, Loyd and Celesta had gone to Washington and got married!