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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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Lloyd Ekberg         

    Lloyd Wilbur 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 Fairview Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, and Mr. Larry Ragains of Parma will officiate. Interment will follow at Lower Boise Cemetery, Parma.
     Lloyd was born
March 2, 1911 at Grove, Oklahoma to George Hans and Anna Liza Ekberg. The oldest of nine children, he went to school at Baker School 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 Caldwell 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 have been.
     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 dearly missed.
     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.