Mr Lloyd I. Addy

  • Born: October 29, 1917
  • Died: July 14, 2008
  • Location: Long Beach, California

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Long Beach, CA 90807
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Lloyd Ivan Addy 10/29/1917 Ě 07/14/2008

Lloyd Ivan Addy was born October 29th 1917 in Iowa to Ivan and Bessie Addy. He had one younger sister Thelma Addy whom he survived. Lloyd was raised on a farm outside Marcus Iowa with livestock and crops of corn and beans. In High School he met Winifred Jenkins who captured his attention and later became the love of his life. Lloyd and Win got married in Marcus on June 8th one week before Wins birthday so the marriage license would show them the same age. They raised four sons together on the same farm Lloyd grew up on. It turned out the dust, chemicals and fertilizer was giving Lloyd considerable problems with allergies. In 1956 the Doctor told Lloyd to leave Iowa so He and Win took their sons Tom, Jim, Paul, and Don and moved to Rose Ave. in Long Beach California. They had sold everything they had and started over in hopes to have a healthier environment for Lloyd and his family.

After coming to California Lloyd began as a shoe salesman and later began his career selling furniture at Sears and Roebucks for aver 25 years. Lloyd was the breadwinner of the family while Win raised the boys and gave birth to Joe in 1957 and Jan in 1962 making an even six. This family grew over the years to include loving daughter in laws, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. The move to California proved to be a very healthy for Lloyd. Besides raising children enjoying grand and great grand children, Lloyd and Win began camping, riding bikes, jogging, and following the hundreds of events the boys and later girls participated in throughout their years. Lloyd and Win were rarely seen apart, always holding hands, and frequently kissing. They relied heavily on each other and complimented each other so effortlessly. Lloyd and Win painted a picture that it was so easy to live happily together for over 65 years, and live to 90 years old and have a great time doing it.

Lloyd and Win lost three of their sons Tom, Jim and Jan far too early for their years. The passing of these sons made a very sad place in their lives and hearts. WinĚs passing in May of 2007 was less than one month before their 68th wedding anniversary and WinĚs 90th birthday. This loss of Win would prove to be LloydĚs biggest challenge. Lloyd kept himself very busy after WinĚs passing. He worked around improving the house, taking a trip back to Iowa, traveling to Oregon, walking to Church, delivering Meals on Wheels with daughter in law Janie, going out to breakfast with Don and Joe, playing with grand and great grand kids, receiving many visitors like Jody and her family and Paul with his family, playing cards with a group at Houghton Park and most recently riding a bike nearly every day. He would say riding his bike down Cherry Ave. next to the Mausoleum was so fun because the wind was blocked and he could really go fast.

In the end Lloyd had complications with pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and an infection in his lung that took his life two short weeks after he was admitted to Memorial Hospital. He left this Earth as he lived in it with great strength, courage, and dignity.

Lloyd Addy was an inspiration of how to be a good Husband, Father, Friend, Neighbor, and overall Fair, Generous, and Loving Human Being. He will be truly missed.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sad to hear that they both have passed away. I was by the house I think in 2007. They welcomed me in and we had a very nice visit. So many wonderful memories came back to me as I was there. I am deeply sorry for your loss. They were wonderful people. So much in love. Lloyd was truly a doting husband and she adored him. I remember when we went to the Red Cross to send Paul a tape. It was a very hard time for him and he was very kind to me. If someone would like to contact me by email I would love to know how the family is doing. I was shocked to hear of the other passings. I knew about Jan. I regret that I did not stay in touch with them. I will treasure my memories. Charlotte Gausepohl McGovern

Posted by Charlotte Gausepohl McGovern - Lakewood, CA - A friend of Paul's   January 05, 2013

To the Addy Boys,

Lloyd and Winnie were wonderful people and I enjoyed knowing them through the Nielsens at Marcus. I had the pleasure of visiting them several times in their Rose Avenue home. They were gentle, warm folks and laughter was filled in their home. May you carry the wonderful memories with you as many many others will do.
My blessings to all of you.

Alfred William Nott
Rochester. Mn

Posted by Alfred William Nott    December 12, 2008

I loved Uncle Lloyd's spirit and was always uplifted whenever I spoke with him or saw him. I feel blessed to have experienced his love, devotion, humor in his wonderful letters to Grandma Bessie (even tho' we called his writing chicken scratches:); in his zest for bringing all of you back to Marcus for those wonderful visits; in his open arms any time I visited in California; in his example of such a beautiful marriage with Aunt Winnie; in his phone calls when I experienced many of my own life's trials and tribulations; in his own grief losing too many of his loved ones; and lastly, but most importantly, in his legacy of the beautiful family he leaves behind and loved so much.
God bless and much love,
Susie Nielsen Luokkala

Posted by Susie Nielsen Luokkala    December 12, 2008

Uncle Lloyd, Thank you for showing us how to love unconditionally with humility. We will always cherish your
memories. Our love prayers and support to all the Addy/Jenkins family

The Cantines

Posted by Michael Cantine    December 12, 2008

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that I am here for you if you need further assistance.

Posted by Susan Robinson    December 12, 2008