Our Sweet Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, and Friend, Nyla Kay Lloyd, passed through the veil to join her Parents, Husband, brothers, and sister and so many others on January 2, 2022. What a wonderful reunion must be happening now.
Nyla was born in Murray, Utah, on July 19th, 1943, the Daughter of Gilbert Soren and Erma Watkins Rasmussen.
Nyla was raised in Draper, Utah, and attended Jordan High School. Most of her family lived nearby and she was very close to her extended family. Spending time with them was a joy.
She was blessed with two older brothers, Ron and Shorty, that were wonderful to her. She thought very highly of them.
She married Joseph H. Lloyd on July 5th, 1969, in Draper, Utah.
He had four boys, Bill, Joey, Tommy and Doug, and two girls, Cathy and Carol Anne that have been wonderful to her over the years.
She loved her family dearly and was always there to cheer them on with any endeavor.
She loved to travel and loved going on small journeys up the canyons so we could look for moose. She also loved our camping years. We went all the time and had so much fun with our family and friends. We went all over down south and every other weekend you could find us at Rockport reservoir with Uncle Shorty, Aunt Lynn, Kevin, and all the kids.
She loved going to Wheeler Farm to spend time with Malissa and her family. She loved our trip when we went to South Dakota with Bill, Marci, and the kids.
I am so grateful to her for helping to raise my kids Axell and Beriet. They both have such wonderful memories of her, and she taught them so much and loved them very much.
She lived with myself and Beriet for many years. We were quite the trio.
She was quite the dancer, she and Joe would dance the night away. One of the memories I have is when they would come home, and we would fix them all breakfast it was about eight of them usually and it was so fun, we loved that growing up.
She was super excited going with what I called “the old farts” (Shorty and Lynn, Shirley and Rick, Kaye and Pete, Bill and Dorene, and Cheryl and John) to dinner all the time. Sometimes us younger ones could go, and we all cherish those times so very much. The laughter and seriousness of those conversations were something we will never forget. "We really were listening, Shirley. "
She was such a wonderful Grandma, she loved her Grandchildren to the moon and back. She was blessed with many others from my daycare and the Haunted Houses that called her Grandma.
She was an angel on earth, many benefited from her great acts of Selfless service, love, and concern for others.
Her professional career of 25 years was spent with ARUP Blood Services focusing on blood donations and platelets for the local hospitals and trauma centers. She also went to Bryman school, studying lab assisting, back in 1990.
Outside of work she was most notably known for her sharp mind and whit.
She was an avid volunteer at local Haunted Houses, Beriet's Haunted Pin-Up Car Show, Fantasy conventions, and local food drive groups. Her hobbies were crocheting, reading, and working with her hands.
Over the past couple of years, she became a HUGE Hugh Jackman and Sam Heughan fan.
She went to see the Greatest Showman at the theater 50 times and had to see both of his live shows here in Salt Lake.
Many of us have very good memories from the movies and concerts. I honestly don’t know how many times we’ve all watched that movie.
Every time you watch it now, you can think of Grandma.
She loved to visit with everyone and was very excited when we had BBQ’s or when people would just pop in. She loved it when we had Axell and his family living with us briefly and when they would come and visit. It was a special time for her.
At the beginning of 2021, she had to go to a rehabilitation facility after a fall. This was hard on her and on us. We missed her so very much. We had been a trio for so long. She has been at the Lodge at Riverton for a few months and has made some wonderful new friends. They called her the leader of the pack or Nyla’s’ posse. We are very grateful to them and how they all cared so much for her. They were all there for us in her last days.
The family would like to thank Tender Care hospice, especially Bianka for taking such good care of her.
We would also like to thank the staff of The Lodge at Riverton for their care. Thank you Marijah, Josh, Zoey, Monique, and Jordan for going above and beyond for her. Also the Copperview 10th Branch and the members that came to visit her.
She loved her Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren dearly.
Survived by children- Sons: Joey (Donna), Bill (Marci), Tom (Peggy), Doug (Kathy) Daughters: Cathy Wentling (Lee), Kimberly Strickland, Malissa Spiars.
20 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Brother Ronald (Bonnie) Rasmussen, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and the many wonderful friends she has made on earth.
Preceded in death by Husband Joseph H. Lloyd, Brother, John "Shorty" (Lynn) Rasmussen, brother, Gilbert Lee, Sister Erma Rae
and grandson, Josh Lloyd.
Our Family would like to send a special Thank You to Sara and the many wonderful people that have cared for Nyla with such compassion and love over the years.
* Life’s not the breath you take- But the moments that take your breath away.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, January 8th, 2022, at Larkin Riverton Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, from the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 – 10:45 am on Saturday prior to Funeral Services. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens.
Kim, Beriet and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Nyla moving to the other side of the veil - my thoughts have been with you since her passing. What a sweetheart she was - all three of you are missed in our neighborhood. Take care and I hope to see you sometime in the near future. Love to you and your family! Nola
Dear Family of Kay Loyd,
Kay has always been a happy kind person. Her home and heart have always been open and welcoming, to sany she felt needed her loving care. May we all learn from her example and wisdom. We know it's hard to lose someone close that you love. She also taught us strength, with thoughtfulness you give and get love. May we all find peace wiith your faith and love. We will always remember herwarm kind laughter and thoughtfulness.
Dave Harris and Gloria Bushnell
Papa Dave and GrannyGlo
Kim Sorry to hear about you mom
You and and your mother have always been very kind to us.
Your friends from around the corner.. Keller’s
what’s left of us. ❤️
I worked with Nyla throughout her years at ARUP in Blood Services . It was an absolute pleasure and honor to have known her. We were generally the first two people to arrive every morning. We shared many laughs together in those early morning hours. To her family and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm certain Nyla will live on in your fond memories of her.
All of our blood donors and staff loved Nyla at ARUP Blood Services. She had a talent for recruiting blood donors with a lot of compassion. It was evident, at work, that she has a great love for her family. Her contribution to the community made an impact on those who donated and received blood. Her efforts made a difference. See you up there Nyla!
I am so sorry for your lost!! My thoughts and prayers are with you though this bad time!! She was a great lady!! She was always a second mom to me!!
OMGOSH, I remember Nyla Kay. She was our only neighbor when we lived in Draper on Sunburn Ln. We sure loved her and her infectious laugh. My heart goes out to her family at this delicate time. We’ve missed you being in our lives “momma Kay”.
Sending lots of love and prayers your way. I’m very grateful for all the memories I have of her and the trio! Cydney ❤️
Kim, I hope you know how much Dick and I have loved your family. You have just been near and dear to us these past years. Knowing Nila was suffering makes her passing easier to accept. I know that this would be her wish and I’m sure that she was greeted by loving arms. My thoughts are with you and your family, all of you, and I want you to know that I love you and hope the years ahead will be happy years. With all my love,
I was blessed to have you as a friend for so many years, and so many adventures!
We laught and cried over our children and pets and gave support to each other in times of grief.
You were a rock for your family and a sedfast friend.