Lloyd S. Coley "Spade" Lloyd Stanley Coley, 80, died peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by family Nov. 14, 2005 at Utah State Veterans Nursing Home. Born March 30, 1925 in Ogden, Utah to Lloyd G. and Verna S. Coley. He married Mary Onadel Averett on Nov. 22, 1947. Lloyd was a veteran who served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a signalman aboard the U.S.S. Norton Sound. Lloyd was a graduate of Ogden High School, class of '43. He also attended Weber State College Art Program. Lloyd began his professional career at Marveon Sign Co. in Ogden. He then worked for Salt Lake Neon. In 1955 he started working for Rainbow Neon Sign Co. as a graphic artist, later becoming the sole proprietor. Lloyd enjoyed a 50 year career in the sign business. He enjoyed golfing, music, dancing and antique cars. But his greatest passion was his wife Onadel, his family and friends. He delighted in telling jokes, stories and making people laugh. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife Onadel, three children; Connie Coley Kirkpatrick (Bruce), Laura Coley Leverich and Vincent Guy Coley (Barbara). Six grandchildren; Jennifer, Lindsay (Joshua), Ryan (Heather), Shawn, Matthew and Karen. Two great grandchildren; Savannah and Samuel. Three sisters; Judy Orton, Cheri Karren, LaDawn Kidd and one brother Ron Coley. Preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Shirley and Colleen and his brother Gus. Memorial services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park at 3401 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn. In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to be sent to the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home or the charity of your choice.
Obituary: Lloyd S. Coley
By Deseret News