Lloyd Newell went home to be with his Lord on February 27, 2014, at the age of 97. He was born July 26, 1916, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Merinda (Caturia) Newell and Floyd Newell. When he was about nine years old, he moved to Port Angeles, Washington with his family. He attended schools in Port Angeles. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, and later worked at logging camps and at mills in Port Angeles. He also attended National Diesel Mechanic courses.
Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, working in the engine room of the Flying Dutchman. After his Navy service, he began working for Priest and Secor logging company in Port Angeles. In 1949, he began working for Olympic National Park. He retired from the Park in 1978, after a long and successful career as a Maintenance Supervisor, with responsibility for all of the Park’s snow removal and road equipment and automotive fleet.
In 1937, Lloyd married Nina Harrington. After 32 years of marriage, they divorced. In 1971, he married Hilder (Rosen) Dosey. In middle age, Lloyd invited Jesus Christ into his life as his Lord and Savior. Lloyd served as an elder at Sequim Community Evangelical Free Church.
Lloyd enjoyed camping and hunting, watching professional baseball, travelling in his RV, playing pinochle, and spending time with his family. He moved to Olympia in 2004, where he made Colonial Inn Retirement Apartments his home for nine years. He was a member of New Beginnings Bible Fellowship in Tumwater.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, four sisters, and three brothers. Lloyd is survived by son Rick Newell and step-daughter Sandy Michael, both of Olympia; step-daughter Linda Frazer and step-sons Dan Dosey and Tom Dosey, all of Sequim; as well as 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to New Beginnings Bible Fellowship (www.nbbf.org).
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