Nov. 30, 1927-Nov. 9, 2017
Lloyd Elmer Kitchin passed away Nov. 9, 2017, just three weeks before his 90th birthday.
He was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Absarokee, Montana and was one of five children born to Elmer James and Bessie (Kimsey) Kitchin. After high school he served his country in the Navy.
Following his honorable discharge he attending college under the G.I. Bill and became a painter. He was known as one of the best painters in Anaconda. He worked for Schulte and Murphy Paint shops and specialized in sign painting.
He married Lorraine Beatrice Skoyen on March 11, 1949. They had one son, Gerald Wayne Kitchin.
Lloyd enjoyed his long life by traveling, camping and spending time with family & friends.
Years after Lorraine passed away on Nov. 24, 2006, he met and enjoyed time together with Joyce Liddell. She kept him active and enjoying life to the fullest with dancing at the Elks, playing cards, Bingo, socializing, and eating with good friends at the Metcalf Center. Lloyd's family is grateful for Joyce and her love and support of Lloyd. Thanks Joyce!
He is survived by his son, Gerald (Nancy) Kitchin of Anaconda; grandchildren, Theresa Kitchin of Anaconda and William “Bill” Kitchin of Missoula; a sister, Mardell Walker; and many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Lorraine; two sisters; one brother; and his parents.
Celebration of Life services will be held at Hope Lutheran Church in Anaconda on Monday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. Lloyd will be laid to rest with military honors next to his wife at Sunset Memorial Cemetery at 2 p.m. that afternoon.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Lloyd’s name to the Hope Lutheran Church, 1506 W. Pennsylvania St. in Anaconda.
Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Lloyd’s family