In Memory

Ben Lloyd

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05/16/16 10:37 AM #1    

Jack A. McDonald

Ben was so gifted in so many ways.  Right before Ben died Rex Thornton called Coach Linford and let him know of Ben's condition.  Coach Linford went to the hospital and visited with Ben.  The visit lifted Ben's spirits a great deal.  How wonderful that Rex would call Coach Linford.  How wonderful that Coach Linford would go to the hospital.  A great lesson to each of us about service.

08/06/16 05:47 PM #2    

Lee C. England

Bennion Torma Lloyd 

Died 14 Jan 2001 - Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, USA


Every once in a while an individual touches us so deeply that it causes us to reach our heights. Ben Lloyd was such a man.

Life began in Logan, Utah for Bennion Torma Lloyd on July 27, 1948, the oldest of eight children, son of Dr. Bennion N. and Virginia Torma Lloyd. His family moved to Holladay, where Ben played football for Skyline High School (1966), where he made many life long friends.

Ben continued his education at the U of U where he met his eternal companion Sandra Thomas. He then left to serve in the North Central States Mission. His second year was spent opening the Lamanite Mission, where he was adopted into the Ojibwa Tribe. This experience gave Ben a deep love and understanding of the Native American culture. Upon return home 15 days later he married Sandra Thomas in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Ben opened a number of European Health Spas in the Western States. He then worked in real estate and became a life member of The Million Dollar Club. Ben also worked in insurance. He had spent the last 10 years working as a financial consultant for Mountain America Credit Union. Ben expressed himself in many ways. He used his love of the out doors to create memories with his family. An avid skier Ben also ran in 10 marathons. Ben was an accomplished bronze sculptor. He had his work commissioned in Jackson Hole. He also spent much of his time making many Native American dance outfits and memorabilia.

Ben was a Young Men's president, Scout Master, High Priest group leader, and also served as a Bishop.

In March of 2000 he was diagnosed with multiple cancerous brain tumors.

Ben survived two operations and multiple complications. He has been surrounded with love by friends and family during this journey.

His greatest happiness came from his family. As a father of six children and devoted husband, he has blessed our lives. Mitakuye Oyasin.

Survived by wife, Sandra T. Lloyd; children, Jason C., Eric J. (Jennifer), Tami (Jamal) Jabari, Sarah, Heidi and Kristin; granddaughter, Diabri Lloyd; father, Bennion N. Lloyd; brothers, Robert, Greg, Brent and Larry; sisters, Karen Spitler, Sharon Petersen, Sue Cochrane and their spouses. Preceded in death by mother Virginia Lloyd.

Funeral services will be held Thurs., January 18, 2001, 12 noon at the Meadowlark Ward, 2180 E. Meadowlark Way (9000 S.) Sandy. Friends may call at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) Wednesday, January 17, 2001 from 6-8 p.m. and the day of the service at the church from 10:45-11:40 a.m. Interment Granite Cemetery.

08/14/16 11:27 AM #3    

D. Barry Plott

When Ben knew he was going to die, he called his friends, with assistance from Sandra, to say goodbye, and just to talk to us one last time.  This thoughtful and courageous act greatly impressed me.

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