June Kay (Griggs) Lloyd – Wife, Mother, Grandma, Umma, and Sister
June K. Lloyd, a 62 year resident of Williamston, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023 under the care of Elara Hospice with members of her family and friends by her side. June was born on June 14, 1941.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Howard B. Lloyd; sons: Tony (Diane) and Sean (Jessica); grandchildren: Chris, Brock, Nick, Jake, Andy, Liz, and Lexie; great grandchildren: Aubrey, Sophie, and Aiden; sister, Carolyn (Roger) Manning; brothers: Casey (Mary) Griggs, Daryl (Kerri) Griggs, and Rob (Peg) Griggs; sister-in-law, Jackie Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews. June was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Nora (McMann); in-laws, Howard and Wilma (Barnum) Lloyd; sister, Eleanor; brother-in-law, Don Williams; sister-in-law, Sue (Assid) Griggs; grandson, Stephen Lloyd; and brother-in-law, Kenny Graham.
Throughout her life, June worked in retail. Her last job before retiring was assistant manager at Spencer’s Gifts. June was an adventurous person who loved roller coaster, fishing, and zip lining. She went skydiving for the first time at the age of 71, and did it again at the age of 74 just to make sure she loved it (she did). At the age of 78, she went parasailing. At the age of 75, she went for a ride on a biplane and almost cried when the pilot told her he would NOT be doing any stunts while they were in the air. June was a Life Member of Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and served as both Camp and Department of Michigan President. She also served as chaplain of Austin Blair Camp No. 7 Auxiliary. She was also a regular volunteer at Michigan’s Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum in Eaton Rapids. She spent many of her vacations visiting Civil War Battlefields throughout the country as well as taking part in many Remembrance Day Events in Gettysburg, PA. June was also a member of the Sultana Decedents Association and attended several of their reunions. In 2007, she and her husband renewed their wedding vows in a Civil War period ceremony at the Jackson Civil War Muster. In her spare time, she enjoyed listening to the oldies, especially Bill Haley and the Comets and the Beach Boys. She also enjoyed reading and word search puzzles.
The family would like to thank everyone who messaged, called, or stopped by during the last few weeks; it always boosted June’s spirit. Special thanks also to the staff at Elara Hospice.
Honoring June’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 11am-2pm at Williamston United Methodist Church located at 211 South Putman St., Williamston.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to Michigan’s Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum at 224 South Main St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48824 in June’s name.