Information for Lloyd Wilbur Ekberg
2 March, 1911 – 12 April, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
14 April, 1990
Contributed by Helen Strine
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Ekberg, 79 of Caldwell died April 12, 1990 at the Nampa
hospital of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m., Monday, April 16, 1990 at the Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Caldwell. Pastors Orville Halley and Randy Herman of the
of the Nazarene, Nampa, and Mr. Larry Ragains of Parma will
officiate. Interment will follow at Lower Boise Cemetery,
Lloyd was born
March 2, 1911
to George Hans and Anna Liza Ekberg. The oldest of nine
children, he went to school at
in Ketchum, Oklahoma and Cleora High School in Cleora, Okla.
He worked in the sheep camps in Newberg, Oregon and helped his
father farm until he married Pansy Ethel Hamilton in Miami,
Oklahoma Aug. 6, 1938. Together they farmed at Cleora until
1951 when they moved to the Ten Davis Community near Parma. He
continued farming until he was 73. For a short time he worked
for Leo Mason Motors. Lloyd also worked for Hartman Farms for
30 years. His lovely wife, Pansy, passed away
Dec. 4, 1979.
In 1984 he retired and moved to
live with his daughter, Sue. Lloyd didn’t have a son, but his
son-in-law, Freddy, was as close to Lloyd as any son could
Lloyd’s entire life was his farming and his
granddaughters. He enjoyed singing to his granddaughters,
particularly a song about Aunt Rosie’s Old Grey Goose. Lloyd
was loved very much by his family and friends and will be
He was a member of the Caldwell First Christian Church.
Lloyd is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and
Freddy Smith of Caldwell; three sisters, Mildred and Helen
Ekberg and Mae Wagner, all of Miami, Okla.; a brother, Chester
Ekberg of Eugene, Oregon; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Ekberg of
Oklahoma City and Gladys Ekberg of Springfield, Oregon; two
granddaughters, Joanna and Bill Easterday of Basin City,
Wash., and Robin and Brad Robb of Caldwell; two stepdaughters,
Rhonda Potts of Lincoln City, Ore., and Lorraine Blasch of
Moscow, Idaho; seven great-grand-children, Kyle Jones, Zachary
Robb and Shelece, Noelle, Ashton, Shaelah and Jared Easterday;
a step-great-grandson, Lon Potts, and a
step-great-granddaughter, Angela Blasch.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be
made to the Caravan Program in care of Fairview Nazarene
Church in Nampa.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.