Lloyd Edward Stone
June 19, 1922  -  February 9, 2018

Lloyd Edward Stone

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LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, February 16, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:00 AM
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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1000 East 18th St.
Roswell, NM  88201

First Baptist Church
500 N. Pennsylvania
Roswell, NM  88201

I served in the Army.

When God called, Footprints were left behind,
-Yours that will never be filled,
-Ours as we struggle with your absence,
-His as He carried you to His home.
“Well Done, Thou Good and Faithfull Servant
Enter into the Joy of thy Lord”

STONE, LLOYD EDWARD- Lloyd Edward Stone, 95, died February 9, 2018. He resided in the Dexter/Roswell community excluding the time attending Hardin-Simmons University and serving in the Army Air Corp, European Theatre during World War II.

Lloyd, born to Arthur Clarence and Annie May Stone on the 19th of June, 1922, is survived by his wife Jerry Nelle Stone of Roswell, step-son Ray Seale (Jeannette), of Cyprus, California; son, Bill (Ruth) of Monument, Colorado; two grandchildren: Shawn Stone, (Helenka) of Denver, Colorado; Stephanie Anderson (Seth) of Larkspur, Colorado; and five great-grandchildren. Lloyd is predeceased by his first wife, Toby, of 59 years; his son, Harley; his parents, four brothers and four sisters. Lloyd is survived by his youngest brother Fred Stone of Roswell.

After returning from WWII, Lloyd farmed over forty years in Greenfield, New Mexico until his retirement to Roswell in 1988. He was known among family and friends for his generosity especially to those in need.

Lloyd's parents traveled by covered wagon and train from Tennessee via the Oklahoma Territory and settled in the Pecos Valley in 1907 as farmers. This pioneering mindset helped shape Lloyd into an innovative leader with a 'can do' attitude as evidenced through his school days at Dexter High in academics and athletics, as a World War II B-24 Liberator Bomber pilot, and as a member of Dexter High School Board (1963-75), Dexter/Hagerman Soil Conservation Board (NRCD, 1948-51), and Dexter-Hagerman Co-op Gin Board. Lloyd successfully promoted the concept and implementation of Greenfield water to Hagerman from his Greenfield farm. Lloyd was recognized as a contributor to the Distributive Education Clubs of America in Dexter/Hagerman through guidance, inspiration and support to the program of youth activity. He served his Lord through service in the First Baptist Churches of Dexter (deacon and teacher), Hagerman, and Roswell.

Lloyd joined the aviation cadet program in 1942. As a bomber pilot in the 8th Air Force, he flew twenty-six B-24 missions over Germany. Lloyd and his crew of eight were among the twenty-nine per cent of bomber crews that came home. The memories of the atrocities of war lingered with Lloyd the remainder of his life. The stories of his courage and sacrifice to this nation reside in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress. This past week, he completed his final mission (Ephesians 2:10).

A visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, February 16, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the LaGrone Funeral Chapel, followed by a graveside ceremony at South Park and a reception at the First Baptist Church. Officiating Pastor Aaron Colyer.

The family appreciates the health care and home support during his recent illness and the special care from Angela, Brandy, Eva, and June.


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  1. Alesia Freeland
    Clarendon, TX

    Thank You my Brother, fellow Veteran for your Service, your Guidance to others, your Inspiration, your Interest in my Art ability which left a lasting impression on me. You are one who's breath stirs the Flag of our Great Country.

  2. Ron Henry
    Silver City, NM

    My condolences to Bill and all of the family. I have warm memories of Lloyd and remember him with great respect and fondness.

  3. Barbara Whitten
    Corfu, NY

    Lloyd was a wonderful man and I am proud to have been able to call him friend! God bless this family and be with you all during this difficult time of great loss, but. Cherished memories!

  4. Penny Wood
    Roswell, NM

    God bless you with peace and comfort.

  5. Bennie and Bill Shaw
    Hagerman, NM

    We have had the privilege of knowing Lloyd for probably 50 years, when they attended the FBC in Hagerman. He was one of the nicest men you could ever want to know...Also enjoyed visiting he and Jerry every year when the got their taxes done! May his family feel the closeness of God's loving care during this time of sadness.

  6. Keith Heine
    Murray, UT

    A wonderful and gentle man who will be missed! My deepest condolences!

  7. Barbara Whitten
    Corfu, NY

    Lloyd was a wonderful man and I am proud to have been able to call him friend! God bless this family and be with you all during this difficult time of great loss, but. Cherished memories!

  8. Lisa Zilonis
    Chicago, IL

    Extending my most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Your in my thoughts and prayers

  9. Don & Leisa Dwyer
    Roswell, NM

    A loving and giving soul. You will be missed Mr. Stone by Don, Leisa and Lady.

  10. Leslie Santee
    Pagosa Springs, CO

    Prayers for the family as this man of courage and integrity has gone to be with the Lord. How blessed was our nation and the world to have men like Lloyd Stone step up and risk their lives in World War II. I did not realize how few returned from these missions.

  11. Tim & Cheryl Wafful
    Roswell, NM

    Our deepest support and sympathy be with this family now and in the days to come. May he Rest In Peace and the great Lord and Savior give strength and courage to you all. Love and prayers, Cheryl & Tim

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