Sandra C. Lloyd
September 29, 1934 – July 20, 2020
Sandra Lou Goodson Craft Lloyd
September 29,1934- July 20, 2020
Surrounded by her devoted family and caregivers, Sandy passed away peacefully at her home on July 20, 2020 after a long illness. Sandy was born in Washington, D.C. to Harriet Westfall Goodson and Harry Clifford Goodson, Jr. They lived in Wichita, Kansas, New Orleans and Los Alamos where Sandy graduated from Los Alamos High School where she received the first of her awards for being beautiful and gracious as Homecoming Queen. She attended college as a proud Pi Beta Phi at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She married Cecil I. Craft in 1956 where she taught elementary school for a year while Cecil finished his final year at Colorado School of Mines. They moved frequently in the oil business until Cecil established his own business in New Orleans. Sandy was the accomplished hostess who could arrange a party in a few hours doing the cooking and decorating herself, all the while managing the six children. In New Orleans, Sandy was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Alumni Association and a member of the Symphony League.
The Craft family moved to Houston when the business was relocated there. Sandy continued her hostessing duties along with her contributions to many charitable organizations. She was a member of the Houston Racquet Club, a Camp Fire Leader, an officer in the Pi Beta Phi Alumni Association and a board member in the Delia Stewart Dance Company.
After her divorce, she worked at Rice University in the Pre Med and Pre Law Department. A woman of many talents, she also worked as a successful sales person for an advertising company. With the children now grown, and as she had always loved Colorado, she bravely sold her home on Voss Road and embarked on her new adventure. She settled in Vail and while on a Club Fifty hike, met Charles Lloyd, a resident of Dallas and Vail. After a whirlwind romance, they married in Dallas on April 30, 1994.
After several years, they sold their two Vail homes and together built their beautiful dream home in Beaver Creek. Charles and Sandy enjoyed being members of a couples’ book club and the Beaver Creek Club. They were also charter board members of the Round Up River Ranch, Paul Newman’s Camps for severely ill children.
Because of Sandy’s fragile condition due to osteoporosis, they made the difficult decision to sell their Beaver Creek home. They moved back to their Dallas home where Charles made it possible for her to stay in their home while receiving loving care from him, her children and caregivers.
The Craft and Lloyd family want to especially thank the network of invaluable caregivers coordinated by Juanita Green, Sandy’s primary caregiver and angel on earth.
Sandy is survived by Charles, her devoted husband of 26 years and his two children Lynn Buxton (Chad) and Charles Lloyd, III (Monique); her brother Harry Clifford Goodson III (Sue); her six children Catherine Gonzales (John), Alicia Gower (David), Kelley Morris (Bryan), Dana Craft Grew (Mike), Chip Craft, Sarah Ridley (Bren); her eight grandchildren Winston Elliott IV (Marti), Elizabeth Elliott, Myles Hamm, Curtis Muller, Brian Muller, Natalie Grew, Rachel Ridley, Renee Ridley; her four great-grandchildren Addison Elliott, Will Elliott, Owen Elliott and Amelia Ridley; and three nephews Robert Goodson (Tracy), Richard Goodson (Isabel), Craig Goodson (Agnessa).
It was Sandy’s wish, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to https://roundupriverranch.org/support-us/donate-now/.
- Charles Lloyd, Husband
- Lynn Buxton (Chad), Step Daughter
- Charles Lloyd III (Monique), Step Son
- Harry Clifford Goodson III (Sue), Brother
- Catherine Gonzales (John), Daughter
- Alicia Gower (David), Daughter
- Kelley Morris (Bryan), Daughter
- Dana Craft Grew (Mike), Daughter
- Chip Craft, Son
- Sarah Ridley (Bren), Daughter
- Sandra is also survived by her eight grandchildren Winston Elliott IV (Marti), Elizabeth Elliott, Myles Hamm, Curtis Muller, Brian Muller, Natalie Grew, Rachel Ridley, Renee Ridley; her four great-grandchildren Addison Elliott, Will Elliott, Owen Elliott and Amelia Ridley; and three nephews Robert Goodson (Tracy), Richard Goodson (Isabel), Craig Goodson (Agnessa).
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Friday, August 7, 2020
Sandra C. Lloyd
August 4, 2020
thank you Kelley for this wonderful photo of mom...makes me cry when I see it. We were blessed with such a wonderful mama. I miss her so much! Mom, you always had my back and wanted to protect me from papa bear! I loved how you learned what I liked and then guided me to learn it...sewing classes, art kits, clarinet.. and even things I didn't want to learn like piano! You rocked it mom!! You will be soooo missed. :-(.
LOVED our trip to Bermuda!!! You called me a cheap date because I didn't drink and I wasn't into shopping. You MADE me buy something so I bought a way over priced beach towel. :-). Funny mama! She taught me what the Concierge level of a resort was....who knew! I would have afternoon tea and snack will mom took a nap. :-). She sure knew how to spoil us/me. I love you mom! (the photo is us riding arabians in Malibu, Ca)
August 2, 2020
You were a stunningly beautiful woman who raised 6 accomplished children. You sacrificed a lot of your own life for me and my siblings. You taught me about philanthropy and how important it is to give back to the community. You were a terrific role model because fundraising ended up becoming my career after I graduated from college. You were impressed that I was doing what you used to do but I was getting paid for it.
You taught me how to be resourceful, kind, and outgoing which helped me to have my successful career in nonprofit and in life. Our trip to New York City was amazing! I was the last of the mother-daughter trips you took with all of your daughters. What great memories I have of us going to so many broadway shows, dining and shopping. Visiting cousin Gretchen for lunch in her stomping ground was a treat too. The private tour guide you hired to take us all over the city and teach us the city’s history was fascinating. We even got caught in the rain and had to take the subway back to our hotel since all the cabs were taken. That’s was an experience I’ll never forget. Visiting you and Charles in your Beaver Creek home over the years while raising my own girls was so fun and it created many memories for us. It’s where they learned to ski and where we spent most of our Christmases. I envied all of your worldly travels you and Charles took. You’re such an adventurous soul and loved to be on the move. I think you were the one who invented the sayings “FOMO (fear of missing out)” or “YOLO (You only live once)” You traveled to Africa, Dubai, and took wonderful cruises all over, to name a few. I loved hearing your stories and seeing pictures when you returned. Mom, I loved you so much and I’m going to miss you. I know you’re in a better place so that’s comforting for me knowing you’re not in pain anymore. Rest In Peace mom. Love your sweet Sarah.
August 2, 2020
Thank you so much for sending the beautiful memorial about Sandy. What a life, what beautiful children, what a dear, sweet husband , Charles, and what fun she had until her untimely illnesses. I loved her as a dear friend and kept her close in my heart and prayers as she navigated her last 5 years of physical pain and illness. She was a beautiful lady and will always hold a special place in my heart. Please know I am praying for all her family as you all navigate her loss.
With deepest sympathy,
July 31, 2020
Dana me parlait de vous avec effervescence , cet été 1984, car vous arriviez à Strasbourg pour entamer votre périple à travers l'Europe!
Il y avait cette curiosité, cette classe!
Nous avons mieux appris à nous connaître lorsque vous nous avez reçus, ma petite famille et moi, avec beaucoup de gentillesse, dans votre maison de Houston en mai 1987.
Vous laissez derrière vous la consternation de voir partir une personne raffinée, pleine de finesse et de gentillesse.
Toutes mes sincères condoléances à tous les membres de la famille, je suis de tout coeur avec vous et partage votre peine!
July 30, 2020
En 1984, j'ai passé 6 semaines chez Sandy et Cecil, à Voss Road, en tant qu'amie de Dana. C'est un excellent souvenir pour moi. J'avais 19 ans et Sandy a été comme une maman pour moi durant ce séjour. .. Je garde le souvenir d'une personne belle et élégante, qui a tout fait pour que je me sente bien. On s'est écrit pendant toutes ces années, échangeant des nouvelles et des photos à chaque nouvelle année.
Sandy a trouvé la paix et continuera de veiller sur vous de l'au delà...
Je vous présente mes sincères condoléances, à Charles, Cecil, et à vous ses enfants. Je vous embrasse et pense bien à vous... ❤
July 30, 2020
My mom was so much fun, always up for adventure. She loved to travel and visited me here in Victoria, B.C. where I live at least once per year for 30 years. We would go and blow...high tea at Butchart Gardens, concerts, plays, pub crawls, etc. Mom was FUN! She also visited me in Strasbourg, France when I was 20 and studying abroad, and we traveled around Europe together for a month eating fabulous food and visiting many museums. My friends adored Mom. She was so full of life and curious about other people and their lives. She did her best to make sure that I was given every opportunity to realize all of my hopes and dreams, including my year of studying abroad in France. She always had my back. She was always there for me and I miss her so much. Our mother/daughter 9-day cruise in 2009 to the Caribbean was another fun adventure and a gift from Mom to me. We went rafting in Granada, hiking in St. Lucia, ate too much and soaked up the sun. A perfect holiday with my lovely mom.
I cherish the memories we made together, Mom. You were so very loved and always made me feel so loved. Rest in peace, my sweet mama.
July 29, 2020
I could write a book, but I won’t. Sandy was my faithful friend for over 50 years. She was beautiful and energetic and an tireless mother to her 6 children. We shared laughter and tears, and as friends in life , we divided the sorrow and multiplied the joy. She is released from her pain and of that I’m glad. Yet I will miss her. Thank heaven for wonderful memories. Linda Andrews