Dean Craig Lloyd was born to Dean and Marcey Lloyd on June 11, 1943 in Salt Lake City, UT. They moved to Idaho when he was a young boy where he grew up loving trains and the outdoors. The love of trains would get him through many tough times in his life. When he was a teenager, he was diagnosed with Hereditary Spherocytosis and had his spleen removed but before the procedure, his parents let him have an early Christmas present of a toy train that he kept for the rest of his life. He joined the National Guard near the end of Vietnam War and although his unit was never called to active duty he was always ready if called he was later honorably discharged.
He served his mission in the Navajo Indian Reservation and came to love the people and the language. While serving he had the opportunity to help build a chapel and gain a testimony of the gospel that would teach many the simple love of the Savior. After returning home, he attended a LDS fireside in Shelley, Idaho where he met the love of his life and best friend Karen Scott. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 2, 1966. Craig attended ISU where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and began working at Partner Steel in 1973 as an Account Controller where he worked for 45 years and retired in 2018. Craig also worked a paper route that extended from Blackfoot to Pocatello and he would often take one of his kids to ride along to help.
Craig and Karen had 7 wonderful children Bryce, Ryan, Brett, Diana, Michael, Christina, and Nathan whom they loved and raised in Pocatello and then in Blackfoot. He had a tremendous work ethic and work hard his whole life to provide for his family. Craig loved to spent time at the Saint Anthony Sand Dunes, chasing trains, or camping that the “Lot” in Island Park.
He passed away peacefully on October 16, 2019 in his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Bryce Lloyd, and niece Hannah Covington. He is survived by his wife Karen (Scott) Lloyd, his children, Ryan (Jody), Brett, Diana (Chris), Michael (Sarah), Christina (Doug), and Nathan (Heidi) along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 am in the Wapello LDS 1st Ward, 337 North 200 East, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221, where a visitation will be held from 10:00-10:45 am prior to service.
Interment will be in the Springfield Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com
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