The family lived in Myers Flat, where Lloyd worked for Morrison-Jackson Lumber Company until the floods of December 1964. He served on the Myers Flat Volunteer Fire Department. In 1965 the family moved to Miranda, California.
Lloyd owned and operated Lloyd’s Mobile Station in Garberville from 1965 until 1976. He was a member of the Garberville Kiwanis Club. Many area youth had their first job from him at the gas station during those years.
In 1976, he “pre-retired,” sold the gas station and the couple moved to Clearlake, California where they enjoyed their boat and he worked at a custom cabinet shop honing his woodworking skills for a couple of years.
In 1978 the couple moved to Rochester, Washington where they farmed and raised Polled Hereford cattle. He enjoyed driving his tractor and working in the woodshop with his grandchildren. He worked for WIDCO as a mechanic. He retired for good in 1993 and the couple then built their dream home on 10 acres in the area.
In 1998, they moved to Fernley, Nevada where they enjoyed the desert lifestyle for 14 years. In the fall of 2011, they returned to Humboldt County, California to be near family.
The couple enjoyed travel, family, their garden and woodcrafts. Their marriage lasted nearly 62 years and gave them four daughters. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Modin of Fortuna, California; brother, Lyle Modin of Albany, Oregon; sister, Dorothy Pedro of Yamhill, Oregon; and daughter, Betty Modin of Oakridge, Oregon; daughter, Bonnie (Kris) Goelzenleuchter of Rochester, Washington; daughter, Diane (Kevin) Johns of Redway, California; daughter, Darlene Modin of Garberville, California; and 10 grandchildren, Arwen Schreiber, Amanda Betz, Eric Betz, Ryan Goelzenleuchter, Rene Spicer, Marie Goelzenleuchter, Virgal Johns, Nathan Johns, Johnathen Frye, and Jeremy Frye, as well as six great grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care of Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary, Fortuna, California.