Lloyd R. Edwards passed away at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach on Feb. 5, 2012. Lloyd was 85 years old.
Lloyd was born June 26, 1926, in Klamath Falls, to Clarence and Della (Lepin) Edwards.
He grew up mainly in the Corvallis area. He married Ida May Davis in Reno, Nev., on March 3, 1945.
Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He worked in the carpentry business as a young man and later in logging. Lloyd worked as a logger in several small towns around Oregon, and in 1952 he moved to Gold Beach, where he went to work for Enland Equipment Company as a supplier of equipment to the local loggers. After retiring from Enland, Lloyd worked for Tidewater driving a dump truck for a short time. He worked for Electro, Inc. in Vancouver, Wash., as a salesman in the LeToureau Log Stacker business for a few years and also for Sheldon Goldfin, driving a log truck. He purchased a logging truck from Sheldon and drove it for around five years until he had an accident that forced him to retire once again. That didn't last too long, though, and Lloyd went back to work for Bill Carkhuff driving log trucks for another six years before he retired at the age of 78.
Lloyd was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Gold Beach Lions Club, the Moose Lodge, and was a volunteer fireman and ambulance driver for 22 years.
Lloyd enjoyed fishing and hunting his whole life. He enjoyed and was well known for his fishing sinkers and weights. He made them for fishermen up and down the Oregon Coast.
Survivors include his daughter Sharon Shaffer of Battle Ground, Wash.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his son Dale Lee Edwards in 2005, and his wife, Ida, in 2008.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Curry County Fairgrounds, on Ellensburg Avenue in Gold Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pennies for Pooches, P.O. Box 1883, Gold Beach, OR 97444; Gold Beach Fire Department; or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.redwoodmemorial.net. Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.