November 8, 1927 – December 30, 2018
John Wakefield Lloyd passed away on December 30, 4 a.m. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, John W. Lloyd, PhD was 91 years old.
Born to Ben and Greta Lloyd on Nov 8, 1927, John grew up as a Baptist minister’s son and the youngest of four children. He attended college at University of Redlands, served in the army at the close of WWII, and eventually became an educator and administrator in California public schools.
Mr. Lloyd was fascinated with psychology; he earned a Ph.D. through USIU and became a psychologist for the Escondido School District. He served as Director of Pupil Personnel for the Escondido High School District designing programs to meet the needs of all students. He pioneered a program to help unwed teen mothers complete high school.
After retirement, Dr. Lloyd continued to use his talents when he participated in public TV access through a show called Silver Linings—an educational program geared toward seniors. But his interests did not stop there; he wrote and produced plays, wrote a book entitled “Dog Gone Crazy,” and became a Realtor with his wife, Delphine.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Delphine Lloyd, daughters Chris (Ed) Evans, Suzi (Rick) Bass, and Mary (Jerry) Jaramillo, stepson Rick Valles Key, stepdaughter Toni (Rick) Collins, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations in memory of Dr. Lloyd can be made to the charity of your choice.