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George C. Lloyd, 95, passed away August 27, 2019 of natural causes after battling with dementia.

He was born April 30, 1924, in Helena, MT, the son of George C. Lloyd and Myrtle Mae (Hails) Lloyd. George attended schools in Havre & Helena, MT. He joined the National Guard in 1940 and was inducted into Federal Service with the 163rd Infantry, stationed in Ft. Lewis, WA. In 1942 he transferred to the 10th Mountain Division 87th Regiment. George trained at Mount Rainier, WA and Camp Hale, CO, serving in Alaska and Italy. He was discharged in 1945.

George married Margie Hatcher in 1945, they later divorced. Together they started Mayflower/Lloyds Moving and Storage in 1954. George married Jackie (Moran) Lloyd in 1972. After retiring from the moving business in 1980, George enjoyed gardening (he had the best roses on the block), snowmobiling, traveling, camping, fishing, and good ‘ole cigar & pipe. George volunteered many hours with the Helena Snowdrifters marking trails for snowmobilers and the Governor’s Cup Dog Sled race. He was named snowmobiler of the year in 1990. He and Jackie enjoyed traveling the country and camping with the Good Sam & FMCA. Together, George and Jackie were snow birds and wintered in Yuma, AZ for 24 years.

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In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by both brothers, Johnny and Walter. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Jackie, are his daughter, Tracy Lloyd-Witter and her husband, Randy, of Helena; sons, Neal Lloyd and his wife, Deb, of Helena; James Nichwander and his wife, Corine, of Washington; Richard Nichwander and his wife, Karla, of Missoula; and Randy Nichwander and his wife, Dorothy, of Texas. Four grandchildren, Rick Nichwander, Katy Nichwander, Mikayla Witter, and Andrew Witter; one sister, Thelma Rodreick, of Elliston; many nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating George’s life will be held 11:00a.m. Monday, Sept 9th at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N Montana Ave, Helena. A light lunch will follow the service in the social hall. Burial will follow at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Harrison. In lieu of flowers and for those who wish to remember George in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Intermountain Children’s Home SBS 500 S. Lamborn St. Helena, MT 59601. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of George.

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