Stephen D. Lloyd
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Obituary

Stephen D. Lloyd

November 25, 1955 -

January 18, 2019

Stephen Daniel Lloyd passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018 in his home in Ashland, Oregon. He was 63 and had been a resident of Southern Oregon for nearly thirty years.

Stephen was born on November 25th, 1955 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 1962, his mother and father moved with their four children to Dublin, California where they lived until 1971. When Stephen was 17, he joined the U.S. Army and served for nearly two years in Germany. After his military service, he lived in the San Francisco/Oakland area of California where he worked in home construction until 1991 when he moved to Southern Oregon to join his father in helping to build Cascade Fire Equipment (the family business) along with his two other brothers.

In addition to working at Cascade Fire, Stephen coached Southern Oregon youth soccer for over 30 years at many different levels. He became a premier youth coach and took many teams to championship levels. In 2017, he coached the Ashland High School Boys Junior Varsity team to a winning season. Also, throughout the years, Stephen played in numerous adult soccer leagues in the Rogue Valley. He continued playing adult soccer even after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016, up until a few months before his passing.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents Daniel (d.2014) and Laura Lloyd (d. 2003) from Medford, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Regina (Boykins), his son, Aaron and daughter, Vanessa Pyle, his daughter-in-law Vanessa, his son-in-law Troy, his granddaughter Antonia, his brothers David and Donald, his sister-in-law Shari, his sister Deborah Dombrowski and his brother-in-law David, and his brother-in-laws Cedric and Kerry Boykins. He has also left behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, many of whom he taught how to play soccer.

Stephen was loved so much by all of his family; and many people in Southern Oregon came to love and respect him as a soccer coach and fellow soccer player. His zeal, compassion, and love for life, soccer, animals, and people were apparent to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed and remembered as someone who stood for what he believed in, who always spoke honestly and from the heart, and who lived wholeheartedly throughout his life in everything he did.

A Celebration of Life soccer event will be held in the Spring when weather permits.

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Published in the Daily Tidings
on February 6, 2019
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