Lloyd Dale Mather was born in Elmo, Missouri on May 26, 1929, shortly after his identical twin brother Floyd Gale, arrived. Thereafter his family, which have preceded him in death, moved to the outskirts of Sidney, Iowa. Lloyd graduated from Sidney High School and entered into the United States Navy to serve his country from 1950-54 in the Teletype and Mail room on the USS Nicholas during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he and Floyd both attended Northwest Missouri State College where he graduated in 1958. That same year he married his college sweetheart, Chyre Sommer, and they moved directly to Denver, Colorado to begin their life together. Lloyd worked as a draftsman at the Montgomery Ward Company and soon moved over to Martin-Marietta as an electro-mechanical draftsman on the Titan I & II missile. He returned to school at Northern Colorado University where he received his Masters in Industrial Education and began teaching in the Jefferson County School system. While in Colorado they expanded their family with two children, son Kevin and daughter Kim. In 1964 they moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where he taught Industrial Arts at Northeast High School. In 1968 he accepted a job at the Nebraska State Department of Education as a Vocational Industrial Education Consultant and was very active in Vocational Industrial Clubs of America(VICA) before retiring in 1991. During retirement Lloyd was just as busy spending time with their six grand kids, serving on the Board of Trustees at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, as well as taking missionary trips to hurricane ravaged Louisiana and Mexico. He also kept busy helping Floyd with remodeling and various construction projects. Friends were always a priority to Lloyd, but his most prized possession was his family (wife Chyre, son Kevin-Jean Ann, Sommer, Kyle, and daughter Kim-Lyndon Dieter, Rosten, Reagan, Ryan, Riley). Wherever they were, there too, was home. "My visit with you is now over. Please do not tarry with the burden of my leaving. Instead, throw off the mantel of sadness and dwell on memories of happier times. If you must give me accolades, say that I was a friend. Medallions rust and titles are shallow and easily forgotten, but a friend is more precious than gold and is forever. Our separation will be but a blink of an eye in the time of this world. I go now with our Savior to prepare a place for your coming. This place that I mention has no beginning and no end and the joys of our meeting again will last an eternity." (author unknown).
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There will be no Memorial Service for Lloyd Mather
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: St. Mark's Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Lincoln, NE 68520 or Clinic with a Heart, www.clinicwithaheart.org