Lloyd Smith

Two services will be held for 95-year old Lloyd Smith, formerly of Chadron, NE.

The first is Thurs, Jan 6th, 2022 at 2:00 CT at Ryan Mortuary in Salina, KS. The second is Sat, Jan 8, at 10:30 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. 

Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Lloyd T. Smith was born Oct 29, 1926, to Thomas and Lulu Smith in Chillicothe, IL. He died Jan 1, 2022 in Salina. 

The Smith family – Lloyd and his older sisters Oneta, Irma, and Bessie – lived in Illinois several years before moving to Hanibal, MO, where 2 more siblings were born, Shirley and Kenneth.

Lloyd worked on the family farm when he was young and attended school in Mt. Vernon, MO. After leaving home, he worked for the International Harvester Company in Canton, IL. 

Lloyd served in the Merchant Marines for 2 years near the end of World War II and some months after the war, making trips across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with military supplies. 

During the Korean War, he was drafted to serve in the Army, giving him four years of military service. 

After returning from the Army, Lloyd married Ann Sandoz of Gordon, NE. They had 4 children: Lana, Doyle, Scott, and Sondra.

Lloyd worked as a ranch hand in their early years of marriage and then for 30 years was employed by his friend, Henry Freed, at Freed’s Fine Furnishings in Chadron, NE. 

Lloyd also had rental properties in Chadron and in his retirement years enjoyed doing yard work for many in Chadron. 

During their marriage, Lloyd and Ann enjoyed travelling to many faraway places including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Hawaii and Alaska.

Ann passed away in December 1999, and Lloyd went on to marry Irene Gilliland in Denver, CO, in May 2001. 

They lived in his home in Chadron for 7 years before moving to Goodland, KS to be closer to family. Lloyd gained 3 stepchildren through his 2nd marriage – Kim, Karla, and Clayton.

Lloyd listened to and accepted the Gospel early in life, making his choice to serve God at age 14 – a choice that brought him a lot of satisfaction, peace, and joy all his life. 

Lloyd made many friends along the way and will be greatly missed by many, but we are most thankful he lived for what is eternal and the resulting influence very much lives on with us.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Irene; sister Shirley Strang of Davenport, IA; children Lana (and Grant) Lonseth of Lethbridge, Alberta, Doyle Smith of Salem, OR, Scott (and Karen) Smith of Seneca, SC, and Sondra (and Marvin) Shelbourn of Commerce City, CO; stepchildren Kim Nation of Salina, Karla (and Chris) Thompson of Salina, and Clayton Gilliland (and Shara) of Farmington, UT.

Lloyd has 7 grandchildren: Erika and Matthew Lonseth, Sebastian Smith, Drake Shelbourn, Katie Workman, Shane Shelbourn, Rachel Ramey; 6 stepgrandchildren: Derek Nation, Sophia and Margaux Thompson, and Cole, Sydney, and Skye Gilliland; and 12 great-grandchildren Leo and Miles Shelbourn, Bryson, Alayna, Jenika, and Eliza Workman, Kaden, Hadley, Karter and Kolson Shelbourn, and Charlotte, and Mikayla Ramey.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife Ann, sisters Oneta Curless, Irma Thom, and Bessie Spinner, and brothers Kenneth Smith, and one-year-old infant brother Stanley.

Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of arrangements for Lloyd Smith

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