Lloyd F. Draper
August 24, 1933 – July 7, 2018
Lloyd F. Draper, 84, a resident of Keene and long-time resident of Westmoreland, NH, passed away peacefully at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
He was born August 24, 1933 in Norman, Oklahoma, the son of Forrest V and Izetta (Sprowls) Draper.
Lloyd served our Nation as a member of the United States Army Reserve and Arizona National Guard, where he served for twenty-five years. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His work with the military was one of his greatest accomplishments. He also worked for twenty years for and retired from the New York State Department of Education, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, where he was able to help people achieve and maintain their independence. He also worked for the Territory of (and later the state of) Alaska as a child welfare worker and the State of Arizona as a child welfare worker and vocational rehabilitation counselor.
After their retirements, Lloyd and his wife, Helen, enjoyed traveling. They were able to travel to various places in the world including: China, Bali and even a trip to the Amazon. He also enjoyed traveling back to Alaska and would always feel like he was “going home”. Lloyd enjoyed being surrounded by nature: working in his vegetable garden, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by three daughters: Dorothy Draper-Silberg of Saugerties, NY, Dianne Bukowski and her husband Joseph of Porta Gunta, FL and Tandy Goldstein and her husband David of Gilbertsville, PA, his son: Wayne D. Draper and his wife Suzanne of Westmoreland, NH, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is predeceased by his wife, Helen Tandy Draper, who he married on September 1, 1956.
A Celebration of Lloyd’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11am, in the Westmoreland United Church, 9 S. Village Common, Westmoreland, NH. Private burial will take place in the East Westmoreland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd. Yorktown Heights, NY. 10598.
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