WATERVILLE: Lois L. Lloyd, 95, of Madison St., passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville.
She was born October 31, 1917 in Albany, the daughter of Daniel and Katharine Houck Lantz. Lois was a 1935 graduate of Milne High School in Albany, and the Cortland Normal School in 1938. On June 29, 1940, Lois married Maldwyn Lloyd in Albany. The couple resided in Waterville where she assisted her husband in the operation of his business, the Waterville Pharmacy. She also taught kindergarten at Waterville Central School and was a substitute teacher in the area for many years. Uppermost in her life was Lois’ beloved family to whom she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Maldwyn predeceased her on April 15, 1976. Later Dr. John Upcraft and his wonderful family became a very special part of her and her children’s lives. Lois and John’s loving companionship lasted until his death on October 15, 2012.
Lois was a member the Three Steeples United Church in Paris Hill. She led a very active social and community life over the years as a member of the Women’s Club, the Garden Club, the Historical Society, the Waterville Library Board and the Senior Citizens Club. She had also been a volunteer at the Harding Nursing Home for many years.
Surviving are her family: children, Daniel (Deborah) Lloyd, West Winfield; Jane (Donald) Dietz, Albany; Wendy (Robert) DeWaine, Sherrill; grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Swain, Richmond, VA; Megan (Wesley) Chase, Daniel (Nicole) Lloyd, all of Cicero; Carrie (Thomas) Frost, Poughkeepsie; Erin (Michael) Dolen, Delmar; Katharine (Aaron) Albrecht, Parish; Robert DeWaine, Sherrill; great-grandchildren, Livia, Evan, Lance, Brennan, Leabella, Cole, Anna, Aidan, Jackson and Emma; niece and nephew Barbara and Daniel. Lois is also survived by the Upcraft family: Joan (Bob) Halen and family, AZ; Bob (Diana) Upcraft and family, NC; Patricia (Bruce) Chope and family, FL; Dave (Kathy) Upcraft and family, Waterville; Susan (Keith) Yarbrough and family, TX. A brother, Daniel Lantz predeceased her.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from the Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 East Main St., Waterville, followed by interment in the Waterville Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10am to 11am prior to the service.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Harding Nursing Home or to the Waterville Historical Society.