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In Memory Of Lloyd Thomas Dewhurst (Class of 1966)
written by his sister, JoAnn Dewhurst Koozer
posted 16 January 2014

Lloyd Dewhurst Lloyd Dewhurst, Class of 1966

My brother, Lloyd Thomas Dewhurst (1947-2005), attended the American International School in Delhi in the mid 1960's. He was there for the 1964-65 school year and possibly for part of the school year before that. My family lived in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, at that time where our father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as a part of the Helmand Valley Project, developing irrigation systems for the farmers. Names that Lloyd knew in Delhi I see mentioned in my sparse teenage diary included Willie (I think Dempsey), his brother Terry, and also a Paul Davis. At least a couple of the fellows came home with him for brief visits. Jim Urano was also from Lashkar Gah and I think they may have roomed together. Lloyd made good friends in Delhi and had the usual good and bad experiences associated with living away from home. He generally embraced the overseas experience.

After moving back to Oregon, where he graduated from high school in Baker (now Baker City), Oregon, in 1966, he went on to Oregon State University earning a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. Also at this time he met and married Terry Anderson, adopted her small son, Chad, and they later had another son, Erik.

Lloyd was hired by Bechtel Corporation in their Mining & Minerals division. They traveled far and moved often: Sault St. Marie, Quebec; Marquette, MI; Amarillo, TX; Ft. McMurray, Alberta; Silver City, NM; Safford, AZ; Tucson, AZ; St. Albans, VT; Invercargill, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Hillsboro, OR from where he spent his last years working on the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge as his health declined. We lost him to cancer in 2005.

He loved not only his family and all the adventures travel allowed, but fishing and hunting, hiking and photography, stamp collecting, tying his own flies for fishing, and developed an appreciation for gardening in his last years. He lived life to the fullest. I was glad to have him as my brother. - JoAnn Dewhurst Koozer (email dated 16 January 2014)



 

 


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