Baker City, Oregon

Melba Parry Lloyd, 97, of Baker City, July 9, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

There will be a private family service at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1250 Hughes Lane. Bishop Greg Baxter, 1st Ward, will conduct the service. Friends are invited to Mount Hope Cemetery for the dedication of the grave at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Mrs. Lloyd was born on Jan. 24, 1906, at Grantsville, Utah, to Emma Goddard and Amos McBride. After her schooling, she moved to Winnemucca, Nev., to live with her older sister, Pearl.

While there, she worked as a telephone operator until she met Carl Parry. They were married at Winnemucca on Aug. 18, 1924. They had three children. Later they moved to Reno, Nev., while Carl worked for the power company.

After living in Reno for six years, Carl moved the family to Baker City. He continued to work for the power company until his untimely death. Melba then decided to move back to Salt Lake City to be near her mother, sister, and brother. She met Farrell Lloyd and they were married in 1969.

Melba had many hobbies, such as making hook rugs and crafts, but her favorite was her love of flowers. She worked daily keeping her flower garden beautiful.

After Farrell died, she lived alone until she fell at the age of 93. Her family then moved her back to Baker City to be near a daughter and son.

The highlight of her life was the celebration of her 90th birthday. At that time all family members and many friends helped her to celebrate.

She had been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of her life. She would never have thought of missing church as it was very important to her belief in Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her brother, Glen McBride of Salt Lake City; a son, Oral Parry of Spanish Fork, Utah; son and daughter, Darold Parry and Dorene Gwilliam, both of Baker City; niece, Donna Curts of Baker City; nephew, Terry Kelley of Salt Lake City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her thoughtful stepchildren include: Elaine Holt, Don Lloyd, Rodney Lloyd, Betty Lee, and many grandchildren all of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, brother, sister and both husbands: Carl Parry and Farrell Lloyd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 11, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor