Kelvin Lloyd's Story
Kelvin Lloyd Northrop was born on June 1, 1962 in Midland, TX. He passed away Jan. 16, 2018. After briefly living in Dallas, he moved to Keene in 1966 and lived there for the next forty years.
Moving to Phoenix from 2007-2011, he returned to Keene for the duration of his life. Lloyd went to Keene Adventist Elementary School, and Chisholm Trail Academy. He graduated high school in 1981, and went to Elkins Institute, where he took electronics. Following his certification in electronics, he spent the next twenty-five years in the copier industry.
The last 11 years of his time in the copier industry, he ran his own business. He moved to Phoenix in 2007, where he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. He became involved in the ALS Association, traveling to Washington D.C. to speak as an advocate for those living with the disease.
Lloyd moved back to Keene in 2011 to be closer to his friends and family. He lived the remainder of his life in the Gardens at Chisholm Trail Estates.
Lloyd is survived by his daughters, Chloe and Cara Northrop, his siblings Eddie, Sharan, and Doyle, sister-in-law Debbie Northrop, brother-in-law Terry, son-in-law Heston William, granddaughter Addisyn, four nephews, Zak, Blake, Donny and Matt, dozens of cousins, and countless friends.
Memorial services will be held at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, January 21 at 11:00 am. Per his wishes, Lloyd's body was donated UT Southwestern for research involving ALS. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Worthy Student Fund at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Published on January 18, 2018