Catherine "Cathy" M. Lloyd

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Catherine "Cathy" M. Lloyd

Longtime Alaska and Juneau resident Catherine "Cathy" M. Lloyd, 76, died Sept. 18, 2003, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

She was born in Pennsylvania in 1927. She graduated summa cum laude from Ursinus College with degrees in history and political science. She then obtained her doctorate in law from Dickinson Law School.

For several years she served as a schoolteacher and hearing examiner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She came to Alaska in the 1960s and held several senior positions in state government, including Deputy Commissioner of Health and Social Services under multiple administrations. She was commended by the Legislature upon her retirement from state service. She moved to Arizona, later returning to Juneau in 1998 to live with her family.

She was a member of Phi Delta Delta and the Philadelphia Bar Association for more than 50 years. In addition to her accomplished career, she enjoyed reading, gourmet cooking, entertaining, home decorating, art collecting and gardening.

Her family wrote, "Catherine's generosity, intelligence and fighting spirit were an inspiration to those around her. She lived her life with integrity and bravery."

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Ron) Plantz of Juneau; daughter and grandson, Carol and Andrew Barto of Arizona; brother, William J. Sheppard of California; cousins, Margaret Neilly of New York, Samuel J. Getty, Elaine Russell and Doris Causey of Pennsylvania; and many loving friends.

A service celebrating her life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Alaskan Memorial Park Chapel, located at 3839 N. Riverside Drive in Juneau.



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