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Friday, March 23, 2018

Lloyd "Bud" Adams

Lloyd “Bud” Adams, age 94, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Glendive Medical Center.  

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive with Brother Guy Pontoriero officiating.  Interment with military honors will be in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Lloyd was born on April 29, 1923 in Glendive to Leslie and Mary (Miller) Adams.  He was raised on the family ranch and attended Dawson County Schools, graduating from high school in 1941.  Lloyd attended one semester of college and then enlisted in the United States Army on November 10, 1942. His first reporting station was Fort Lewis, Wash. and then was sent to Fort Knox, Ky. for basic training. Lloyd was assigned to the 449th Heavy Ordinance Company on August 24, 1944 and was shipped overseas to the European War Zone. He served in England, France and Germany. On March 18, 1946 he was shipped back to the United States and received his honorable discharge on April 1, 1946.

In 1947, Lloyd took pilot flight training under the GI Bill and obtained a Commercial Pilot’s Certificate. He continued his aviation career until December 1959 when he obtained employment with the CAA (now known as the FAA). Over the next twenty-eight years Lloyd worked in South Bend, Ind.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Fargo, N.D.; Denver, Colo.; and Billings, Mont. In 1987, Lloyd retired and moved back to the family ranch where he worked and resided until the time of his passing.

Lloyd was married to Dorothy Lardy on July 3, 1948 in Glendive. They have three boys, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  After sixty-three years of marriage Dorothy passed away in January 2012.

Lloyd enjoyed shooting, riding motorcycles, being on the farm and woodworking. He was an avid square dancer and traveled to many dances with Dorothy during retirement. Lloyd was very mechanically inclined, he enjoyed working on equipment and could fix anything.  His two biggest loves in his life were his family and flying. From 1948 to 1958 Lloyd owned and operated Sky Repair Aircraft out of the Glendive Airport fixing and fueling planes, while he ran the airport for the city.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Dorothy.

Lloyd is survived by his three sons, Andy (Kari) Adams of Billings, Walt (Marlene) Adams of Marinette, Wis. and Tim (Marcy) Adams of Glendive; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lloyd’s name are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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