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Obituary for John E "Jack" Lloyd

John E. (Jack) Lloyd passed away on December 29, 2022 in Puyallup, Washington. He was born on May 20, 1935 in Ritzville, Washington.

Just before his senior year in high school, his family moved to Spokane, where he graduated from West Valley High and went on to attend Central Washington University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1957. His first teaching job was in Forks, Washington. He spent seven years there before moving to Tacoma in 1964 and teaching music at Mason Junior High. In 1966, he took over the band program at Stadium High School. During his 34-year years there the band won countless awards, including placing first various times at the International Music Festival in Abbotsford. The band also traveled to Europe under his direction in 1972 and 1977, with trumpet virtuoso, Rafael Mendez as a guest soloist. Stadium Band was Washington State’s representative at the National Bicentennial Celebration in Philadelphia/Washington, D.C. in 1987 and traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia in 1993. A tour of Australia took place in 1996. In addition to his work at Stadium, Jack taught at Grant and Lowell Elementary schools and conducted at the University of Puget Sound and the Puget Sound Music Society. He was honored by the National Band Association in 1980, receiving its Citation of Excellence Award and was inducted into the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2002. He eventually retired in 2000 but he remained active for many years in community affairs and was an honorary member of the Tacoma Kiwanis Club, as well as a member of the Tacoma Concert Band.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Delia, his brother, Robert Lloyd and his parents, Cecil and Mollie Lloyd.

He is survived by two children, James Lloyd of Tacoma, Jennifer Hayden (Mike) of Puyallup, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family burial. A public memorial will be announced at a later date. For information, please check the Jack Lloyd Memorial Page on Facebook.