Lloyd Hammond, 73

Lloyd Hammond, age 73 of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Hospice Chaplain Peggy Michael-Rush officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials to be established for Asera Care Hospice or the Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements. Lloyd Edgar Hammond was born April 14, 1940, in a sod house on the family homestead near Loup City, to Jesse "Dewey" Hammond and Mary (Fox) Hammond. Lloyd was the oldest of his siblings; he went to rural schools, later graduating from Anselmo in 1958. He went on to Kearney State College to teach, were he taught for a couple of years in rural schools. Lloyd was in the service in Korea, he was a Military Police along D.M.V. Zone between North and South Korea. He later returned home to Broken Bow, where he worked for Payne and Ditson Conoco Station. He then moved to Holdrege, where he met Dorothy Ann Gulden and her daughter Debbie. They met in April and later married July 21, 1967. A year later he adopted Debbie as his daughter. Lloyd worked for Kansas Nebraska Gas Company. They as a family moved to Loveland, Colo. He worked for Gibson's for a short time. He started a heating and air conditioning business. While living in Loveland they adopted Kristie Heinrich. They moved to Douglas, Wyo., where they lived for a short while, still working with heating and air conditioning. They returned to the Denver area, where he was employed by Rodger and Sons Heating Company where he remained for 17 years, later retiring. Lloyd joined the Model A Ford Club of Colorado, where he restored his 1931 Model A Ford Coupe. This was the car he drove during high school. The Model A had been purchased as Lloyd's first car by his dad Dewey. Lloyd recalled that they had paid $30 for it. He had kept the car in hopes that he would be able to restore it, which he did in 1980. From Colorado, they moved back to Broken Bow. Lloyd joined the Custer County Car Club, and he drove the car in the parades, and went to car shows. He enjoyed putting items on eBay to see how high they would sell. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hammond of Broken Bow; his daughters, Debbie (Larry) Jacobs of Englewood, Colo., and Kristie (Van) Castleman of Medford, Ore.; two grandchildren, Kayla and Sam Jacobs; one sister, Elaine (Delson) Runyan of Mason City; his brothers, Wayne (Ladene) Hammond, Paul (Patty) Hammond, both of Broken Bow, and Jim (Bev) Hammond of Grand Island. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Cash; and one granddaughter, Hilary West.Published in Custer County Chief, April 10, 2014