OBITUARY

Floyd Melburn Sadler

June 4, 1930March 10, 2021
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Floyd Melburn Sadler, age 90, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Floyd was born June 4, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA.

Born June 4, 1930 at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hollywood, CA. weighing 8 pounds. Attending Physician Dr. M.H. Ross Died March 10, 2021 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, NV Floyd's mother, Lillie Dale Kidman Sadler, born in Petersboro, Utah July 5, 1890. Floyd's father, Karl Eliphalet Sadler, born in Grand Rapids Michigan, May 15, 1893, was a pharmacist at the Hermosa Pharmacy that he owned. He also owned a food shack on the Strand.

Karl and Lillie were married January 8, 1923 in Riverside, California, living at 647 Manhattan Avenue in Hermosa Beach California, with Floyd's six year old brother, Karl Junior Sadler. When Floyd was two, his family moved to Manhattan Beach, California, a neighboring town to Hermosa Beach. His parents bought three lots, one already having a small home they lived in while building their home next to it. They rented the small house after moving into their completed home and eventually sold the remaining lot. When Floyd was three and a half, his father died on February 16, 1934 from blood poisoning, 5 days after a cut on his hand become infected. Floyd's mother had family living close by to offer help and support, allowing Floyd to bond and become friends with his cousins. Floyd's mother also had family in Utah where Floyd visited, played and worked on the farms during the summers. For a time, Floyd's Grandfather lived with them in Manhattan Beach. Most pictures of Floyd's youth included his older brother, cousins, friends, and a dog. Every birthday picture included a cake his mother baked and decorated, including candles, friends and relatives. Floyd attended Pacific Elementary and Center Street Junior High in Manhattan Beach, close enough to walk to both. The closest high school was two towns away in Redondo Beach. He rode the bus to Redondo High School except on the days he missed the bus. On those days, he confesses he walked a few more blocks to the highway and hitch-hiked to school. When he was sixteen years old, he got a job at a Cat & Dog Hospital after school. Floyd's mother died his senior year in high school on April 26, 1948 after being hit by a car while she was walking in her neighborhood. Floyd's older, now married brother and wife, became his legal guardians, and moved back into the family home. After graduating from high school and having enough mothering from his sister-in-law, being only two years older than he was, Floyd signed up with the Air Force during the Korean War and was sent by train to Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. After eight weeks of training and receiving one of the highest grades, along with his veterinary experience, Floyd was assigned to AirEvac. He flew in cargo planes modified to carry wounded military patients from Japan and other small islands back to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii and also Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco. After four years of flying between Japan and Hawaii, Floyd received an honorable discharge. After leaving the Air Force, Floyd briefly worked for Howard Hughes in the printing office, but quickly moved on to a job at North American riveting the (at that time) new F100’s. He was bored with that quickly as well. When he started at Northrup Grumman, he had the opportunity to work on the Snark and gained experience as a lead. During this time, he had two children, Jerry and Kimberly. In 1956, he landed at TRW where he worked on the Able project, OGO, Triple Seven, and TDRS (tee-driss) on the DSP special projects team as a senior systems engineer. Floyd retired from TRW in November of 1992 after 36 years. While he was working for TRW down at Cape Canaveral, he needed a senior secretary to deal with a new payroll system that was being implemented. It was then that Vivian entered his life. Vivian arrived in Cape Canaveral on November 14,1988. After a bit of a rocky start, Floyd and Vivian found that they got along famously and had like ideals. They did not agree on everything - Floyd like milk chocolate and Vivian liked dark. Floyd liked his burritos dry and Vivian liked hers wet. But they overcame their differences and were married on March 5, 1994. They settled in Las Vegas in 2000. After Vivian was baptized into the church on March 17, 2001, they were sealed in the Temple. Floyd worked in the Temple for 12 years including one year in the family history library and one year in the humanitarian office. He was released in 2012 from Temple service because of the loss of his right kidney, but he continued to come to the family history center and to the Temple to work with Vivian until she was released in 2016 after 14 years of service. Floyd and Vivian’s entire relationship and marriage was about love, admiration, respect and adoration for each other. He was a true and faithful husband follower of the Lord. He loved his family and his dogs, and took pleasure in the little things, like dinner at the Village Pub, and the feeling of the sun on his face. His favorite color was purple, and his favorite prayer was blessing the food, because that meant it was time to eat! He is survived by:

Loving wife: Vivian Two children: Jerry Sadler and Kim M. Sadler Bell Nine grandchildren: Aaron Michael, Kyle Everett, Jacob Floyd Sadler, Autumn, Dane, Christopher, Kristy (Jonathan), Kimberly (Jonathan), Karin Great-grandchildren – Shane, Jamie, Leah, Justin, Noah, Claire, Rebekah, Grace, Scott, Tristen, Eilee, Rilea, Pryce, Alyssa and Benjamin Great great grandchildren – Zane and Loons Niece: Corrine (Thayne), Grand Nieces: Erin and Megan

Predeceased by: Brother (Karl Jr.) VIEWING: April 8, 2021 3:00pm-7:00pm at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89129 SERVICE: April 9, 2021 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7401 Smoke Ranch Rd Las Vegas, NV 89129

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmcheyenne.com for the Sadler family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Eugene Frederick

March 15, 2021

Vivian,
Floyd hired me into the TRW family back in 1983, although I do not think he really understood what he was getting into when he hired me. I want to share a story of Floyd before I personally met him. Floyd called to make an initial salary offer for employment. I did accept the initial employment offer Floyd presented. An hour later, he had to call lowering the offer due to HR objections. I too accepted this lower offer. Less than 30 minutes later Floyd called again; he got HR to split the difference between the initial and lower salary numbers. Right there I knew I came to the right company, and it was because of people like Floyd that made the difference.
I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to Floyd for taking a chance on this skinny kid out of the Air Force. My significant other always told me, to see him when I was in Vegas, I never did. Now I never will be able to say to Floyd personally, “Thanks”. Rest in peace my boss; it was an absolute honor to work for you. I will always remember the years of seeing that smile and hearing that chuckle.

Eugene “Phred” Frederick
DSP Computer Operations

Rochelle. (ROC) Venegas

March 15, 2021

Vivian and family. I worked with Floyd for many years at TRW on the 777 program. He was a wonderful man and you guys were together for many years. Hopefully all those years have given you many good memories for you to cherish forever. God bless you and your family.

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