Lloyd Delbert Hammond
Our beloved father, Lloyd Delbert Hammond, went home to the Lord and his belated wife of 69 years June 21,2012. He was a lifetime resident of Central Point, Ore., until he moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., the last few years of his life to be
closer to family. A graveside service will be held at 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at Eagle Point National Cemetery. A memorial service will be at Living Faith Church in Klamath Falls at a later date.
Lloyd was born in Central Point, November 27, 1920, to Frank and Iva (Martin) Hammond. He lived and worked his family homestead farm all his life. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Maxine Maline Moore, December 2, 1941, in Reno, Nev. When World War II broke out he entered the Army, served in Europe for the entire war as a medic, and as a chauffer for a chaplin. Lloyd was on a carrier crossing the Atlantic heading for the invasion at Normandy, when his ship was sunk. Consequently he missed the invasion by two days. After the war he went back to the family farm, where his wife and first daughter, Nikki, awaited him. He subsequently had another daughter, Donna. He worked the family farm side-by-side with his parents, until their death and continued working there until he retired. After their retirement in 2005, Lloyd and Maxine moved to Klamath Falls to be closer to their family. They attended Living Faith Fellowship and were original members of the Central Point Grange and Grange Co-op.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Nikki Cochran, and Donna and Forrest Young, all of Klamath Falls; grandchildren and spouses, Lori Ann and Scott Smith, and Wendy and Jeffrey Jones, all of Klamath Falls; Iva Lynn Coffey, of Vernonia, Ore.; John Therial, of Lebanon, Ill.; and Jeff and Cheriesa Therial, of Aurora, Colo.; great-grandchildren and spouses, Forrest and Carley Smith, Sierra and Phillip Bragg, Michael Strode, Chandler Strode, Amber Jones, and Grace Jones, all of Klamath Falls; Jarrett Therial, of Aurora, Colo., and Sean Coffey, of Vernonia, Ore.; and great-great-grandchildren, Jonathan Smith and Kale Smith, of Klamath Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Maxine, and son-in-law, Jay Cochran, both in 2010. The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to special friends and caregivers, Marcia Comfort and Kimi Jackson, for all the loving care given to Lloyd and Maxine.
Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Lloyd's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.