William "Bill" Lloyd II

December 13, 1930November 4, 2012

William Marklove Lloyd II passed away peacefully surrounded by family on a warm fall Sunday afternoon with the Seahawks game on the TV. We have lost a brilliant mind, and a great man devoted to his family and friends. Bill was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island the only child of William and Florence Lloyd. At the age of 20 he graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts with an engineering degree and was recruited to work in Seattle for the Boeing Company. His first apartment was near the UW campus and there he met lifelong friends in the Canterbury Club at Christ Episcopal Church. Among the students there was a stunning red-head, Janet Elliott, who would become his bride of 56 years. Many of those people would remain their closest and longest friends. After they settled in Bellevue, they raised four sons. He taught them all to drive in his ’68 Mustang Convertible. Bill and Janet ensured all four boys graduated college debt free and laid a foundation for their future success and happiness. He was a Seahawk season ticket holder, at the home games with at least one of his sons. He showed how sports can draw us closer together. Each summer, Bill and Janet spent a week at Seabeck Family Camp. The people there became year round extended family. His greatest pride was winning the cribbage tournament. He never lost a game when dealt the right cards. Bill worked at Boeing for 44 years as an electrical engineer and manager. He played a lead role in the development of electrical systems for the 747 and 767 among many other projects. Aviation remained his life-long passion. In retirement he volunteered at the Boeing tour center and at the Boeing archives. His knowledge of commercial aviation history remains unmatched. He was a man of quiet faith, most boldly expressed through music. Bill sang in the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church choir for 40 years and lent his deep baritone voice to such performances as Mahler’s 2nd Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem. He is survived by his beloved Janet, sons William Marklove III “Mark” (Jeri), Philip Edwin (Karen), Andrew Frederick (Pam), John Elliott (Laura) and grandchildren Sarah, Ian, David, Geoffrey, Nathan and Daniel. A choral memorial service will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, November 10, 2012 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Bellevue 4228 Factoria Boulevard SE. Memorials may be sent to St. Margaret’s or Seabeck Christian Conference Center.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2012

William "Bill" Lloyd II

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Barrie Towey

December 5, 2012

I was shocked to hear of Bill's passing.
Bill's aviation interests extended worldwide - he provided Air-Britain (Historians) every month for well over 30 years with copious up-to-date Boeing information, continuing long after his retirement and never missing a single month. He was most highly respected throughout our community and his information eagerly awaited throughout the world - an impossible act to follow.

I only managed to visit him once in Seattle and just a few months ago said that I needed to get over again.

On behalf of Air-Britain, our deepest condolences go to all his family - he was the epitome of a true gentleman and will be remembered by hundreds of people literally around the globe by many who never actually met him.

Barrie Towey
Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd
Air-Britain News

November 16, 2012

The Lloyd family was one of our Seabeck highlights! The whole family welcomed the Howard clan right from the first and were supportive of our many "adventures". Bill was a treasure to visit with and we compared MANY Boeing stories. I am sure the boys picked up more than a few cribbage tips from Bill as they were graciously invited to learn the game. After Linda died and I married Nancy Winder the bond seemed to get even tighter because both Bill and Janet quickly adopted Nancy. She has told ever so many people about this really NEAT guy who knew all about every Boeing plane serial number/tail number.
We were quite sad to hear of Bill's death and were planning on attending the funeral BUT the day before that Nancy's 97 year old aunt fell and broke her pelvis so we were in and out of the hospital and doctors office and missed the celebration.
You are all in our prayers and Bill will always be in our memories!
With much love,

Larry Howard and Nancy Winder

John Craig

November 15, 2012

I was a new engineer to Boeing with a little more than 6 months of service right out of college and Bill was one the first Senior Managers I worked for. One night I was working late getting some changes completed for an in-service 747. I sat right outside of his office in the sea of desks and it was around 8pm (he stayed late often from my recollection). There were also a lot of other engineers in working on 747-400 stuff. I yelled out to some others in the bay if anyone knew what airline a certain effectivity was and he answered from his office. He knew the operator, when it delivered, and other trivia about the airplane. All of us in the bay were a little shocked and I responded back to him that I didn't need any comments from the cheap seat in there (his office). I chuckled and looked around at the other engineers in the bay. I was a little concerned when I saw the look on their faces and got more concerned when he came out of his office. Most thought I would get some "coaching" on showing respect for management or excused from the group. What happened I think surprised everyone. He came out, stood over my desk, and told me a very subtle joke. It was actually pretty funny and I laughed. He turned around and went back into his office. I think everyone in the bay that night got a view of him not seen often at work and I think showed his true character. He was a good manager, ran a tight ship, but had a very personal side that came out that night. Everyone in the bay that night got a new respect for him. Bill was a good man and I wish his family the best.

Leo Lynch

November 12, 2012

Bill and I, along with two other undergrads, lived in the same off-campus house at WPI. I graduated a year before Bill in 1950. I did not come in contact with him until 1992. He was the customer; I was the vendor. He had not changed one bit from how I remembered him and his infectious smile. His technical knowledge was reflective of his engineering training at WPI and a credit to his Alma Mater. I enjoyed seeing him and working with Bill after all those years. I offer my condolences to his family.

Jeff & Carolyn Singer

November 10, 2012

It's been a while but you were not and will not be forgotten. We will remember the happy times with you and Janet

TC Howard

November 8, 2012

Bill was one the the Boeing greats! I enjoyed working with him on the various Boeing projects during my career at Boeing.

TC Howard
Retired Engineering Liaison

November 7, 2012

What a beautiful testament to a beautiful life and family. God bless the Lloyd family as they mourn this loss.
Jeanne & Rick Devenport

November 6, 2012

Dear Lloyd Family,
So sorry for the loss of a great man. My heart goes out to you at this time and always. Hugs from a fellow Seabecker, who never got the chance to be soundly defeated by the cribbage master!
Sara Brown