September 18, 1935 – October 8, 2021
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Lloyd Westley Pies, 86, passed away peacefully of this life on October 8, 2021, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Lloyd was born on September 18, 1935 in Milbank, South Dakota, to Nickolas Francis and Julia Mae DeMaris Pies. He was the third of eleven children.
He joined the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict at the age of 17 where he served as a corporal and sergeant for four years. He received an honorable discharge.
While attending his brother’s wedding in Utah, he met his beloved, Alice Fern McDonald. They were married on August 16, 1957. Their marriage was then celebrated in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Lloyd worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 40 years as a carman. He was a dedicated employee and was often called for several days at a time to help clean up the derailed trains where he operated the Pettibone crane. His love for cooking allowed him to become the head chef of the derailment team. Lloyd loved trains and shared that love with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who often traveled to Promontory Point, Utah to watch the wedding reenactment of the rails. He never turned down an opportunity to take his family on a short train ride when the old steam locomotives arrived in Salt Lake City. You will always find a train circling the track under the Christmas tree.
Lloyd was a loyal member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a strong testimony and a great love of the gospel. He loved to serve. He served in the elders quorum presidency, as stake Quorum of the Seventy, as a building coordinator, and nursery leader where he served for 5 years. It was a vocation he really loved and that children often called grandfather. Lloyd and Fern served together at the Salt Lake City Genealogy Library as part of a church service assignment.
Lloyd loved woodworking and built many beautiful rooms for Fern and his family. He won blue ribbons at local and national fair for his work. He loved to garden and always shared the harvest with his family and neighbors. He made sure to plant enough pumpkin seeds for each grandchild to have a pumpkin for Halloween. He was very proud to keep his garden beautiful. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, grandsons and granddaughters. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. There was always a reason to get together, whether it was a barbecue, ice cream parties, or a vacation. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren affectionately called him “Grandfather”. He never missed an opportunity to participate in a baby blessing, baptism or ordination. He enjoyed attending the events his grandchildren and great-grandchildren attended.
Lloyd and Fern loved to travel and often took 2-3 grandchildren with them. His favorite place to visit was South Dakota, where he was able to visit one last time last August.
Lloyd is survived by his sweetheart Fern Pies, his four children: Debbie (Brent) Maedgen, Beverly (Michael) Ostler, Stan (LaRaida) Pies, Kenton (Carrie) Pies, his 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren 8/9. He is also survived by his siblings Melvin Pies, Robert (Carol) Pies, Carol Smith, Dale (Cheryl) Pies, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is predeceased by a toddler, his daughter-in-law, Lawana Godfrey Pies, his great-grandson, Matthew Thomas Badger, his parents, his brothers, Nickolas Pies Jr., Albert Pies and Edward Pies, her sisters Grace Onon, Betty Strong, and Diane Dowdy.
Lloyd will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
The funeral will be on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at the Farmington Rock Chapel, 272 N. Mains St., Farmington, Utah. Friends can visit family on Tuesday, October 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lindquist Mortuary in Kaysville, 400 Main Street. and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am before the church service.
Interment, Town of Farmington Cemetery, 500 S. 200 E., Farmington, Utah.
The family would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at McKay Dee Hospital, as well as Wendy (RN) of Encompass Home Health. Also, the staff of Atlas Hospice, Bart, Debbie, Angela, Rick, and especially Josie (CNA) and Melanie Jeppsen (RN) for their gentle, compassionate and loving care towards the end of Lloyd’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mission Fund.
The services will be broadcast live and can be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Lloyd’s obituary.
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