Morris Sterling “Morrie” Loyd
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood for Morris Sterling “Morrie” Loyd.
Born April 15, 1917 in Bolivar, Mo. to Charles R. Loyd and Maud Sterling Loyd, Morris died peacefully April 30, 2011 in Caldwell, Idaho. He was 94.
At the age of 19, Morris moved to California and started working at North American Aviation where he worked on P-51 Mustangs being sent to England; throughout the war he worked on airplanes and in the 1950 she worked on rocket engines. Three patents are held in his name and he was recognized for his many achievements by NASA nad the U.S. Airforce.
Hiking, camping and fishing were his favorite leisure time activities, especially in the Eastern Sierra.
Morris was married to Alice Cartwright, the love of his life, for 67 years until she preceded him in death in 2009.
Morris was loved and will be greatly missed by all.
A member of “The Greatest Generation,” Morris is survived by his four children, son and daughter-in-law, Richard “Tom” and Debbie Loyd; daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Richard Vrana, Laura Loyd and Sally Loyd; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.