Lloyd D. Craft Sr.
Dec. 16, 1928 – Jan. 7, 2013
Funeral services for Lloyd D. Craft Sr. will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 17) at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Worland. Lloyd, 84, died Jan. 7 at his home in Fairfield, Wash.
He was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Worland, the son of Henry and Lena Craft. He was raised on the family farm in Manderson. He served in the United States Navy. After his discharge he married Elizabeth Ruth Kaiser on June 22, 1951.
Lloyd and Liz were in the farming business for many years. They also had a welding business, L.C. Welding, which they operated from 1974-1994. They returned to farming in 1994. The couple enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and doing crossword puzzles.
A few years after Liz’s death, Lloyd married Patricia Patrick Breither June 26, 2005, in Fairfield, Wash., where they made their home.
His parents, his wife Elizabeth, sisters Margret Akers, Helen Benson and Viola Faure, brother George and great-grandson Joseph Geelan preceded Lloyd in death.
He is survived by his wife Pat of Fairfield, Wash.; five sons, and one daughter and their spouses, Lloyd Jr. and Terri Craft of Worland, Doug and Vicki Craft Herron of Denver, Steve and Sally Craft, Jeff and Tess Craft, Kevin and Connie Craft and Chris and Teresa Craft, all of Worland; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bill and Ione Craft of Greybull and Claude Craft of Basin; 19 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 44.
Memorial donations may be made to the Worland Learning Center, c/o Bryant Funeral Home, Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.