Lloyd Gouvy "Ned" Lyman, Jr., 87, died on Monday, November 15, 2010, in Bandon, Ore., after a long battle with cancer. He was born and spent his childhood in Medford, Ore. After his graduation from Medford High School in 1940, he went to Reed College in Portland, Ore. in 1944, Lloyd, interrupted his studies to join the U.S. Navy, where he served as a lieutenant, j.g. aboard the U.S.S. Todd in the Pacific Theater during World War II. At the end of the war, he returned to Reed College to receive his bachelor's degree in history, and then went on to the University of California at Berkeley to study Library Science.
Lloyd's love of books and writing, led him to a professional life in publishing. He began at the University Press at U.C. Berkeley, then to LSY in Baton Rouge, La., and finally as director of the University Press at Texas A&M.
Following retirement, Lloyd moved back to Oregon, and settled in Bandon where he was active in the Bandon Library. He participated in the development of the new library, where numerous volumes from his personal library may now be found.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Lea; his sister, Mary Louise Lyman, of Ashland, Ore.; daughters, Emily and Nora Lyman, and granddaughter, Violet Kozloff, all of Berkeley, Calif.; nieces, Eileen Hoadley, of Ashland, Ore., and Ami Claire Linden, of Montague, Calif.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to do so may send a memoriam in his name to Bandon Public Library, BLFFI, P.O. Box 128, Bandon, OR, 97411.