Lloyd DeMille, born February 10, 1930, to Alvin and Estella DeMille of Parowan, Utah, died December 3, 2022, in Riverton, Utah, from complications related to congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Woodine, and his children Vicki DeMille White, Curtis DeMille, Jason DeMille, and Joni DeMille. He is also survived by his brother, Mayo DeMille.
Lloyd served with distinction in the 213th Armored Field Artillery Battalion in the Korean War, receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for the “Miracle at Gapyeong,” a battle in which 240 US soldiers from Southern Utah defeated 4,000 enemy combatants without a single US loss. He obtained a master’s degree from Brigham Young University; and worked as an industrial engineer at Thiokol in Ogden; Lockheed in Charleston, South Carolina; John Deere in Moline, Illinois; General Electric, in Schenectady, New York; and for the Department of the Army at the Watervliet Arsenal, in Watervliet, New York, from which he retired in 1997.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he enjoyed gardening; and he especially loved Ginger, Cassie, Roxie, and Teddi, the family dogs who stole his heart.
A graveside service and viewing were held on December 8, 2022. Lloyd is interred at the Riverton City Cemetery in Utah.
His family is proud to have shared his life and will miss him every day.
We express our deepest condolences to the Demille family. We enjoyed having the DeMille family as our neighbors and enjoyed seeing and chatting with Lloyd as he walked the dogs around the neighborhood. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest condolences are sent to you and your family. Please know that you are in our prayers. Lloyd will be remembered to us as one who navigated life with exactitude accompanied by a moral compass of loyalty, and unwavering faith. May peace and comfort surround your family at this time.