Lloyd Dean Davidson celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 18, 2013, with a reception at the Forest Grove Church fellowship hall.
Lloyd was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Spokane, Wash. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the Air Corp in Texas. From 1946 to 1948, he was employed as a warehouse worker in Vanport, Ore. Lloyd moved away from Vanport, just before the flood, to Columbia Villa and worked at Portland Radio Supply. Next he moved to Beaverton, Ore., where he was a purchasing agent for Tektronics until he retired. In his retirement, Lloyd continued working driving pilot cars until 2012.
Lloyd was married to Ruby Violet Walker for 67 years. He then was married a second time in 2012 to Bonnie Jeannine Ballard.
Lloyd's family includes Jim Davidson of Sherwood, Ore.; Bob and Jani (Wiebold) Davidson of Banks, Ore.; David and Penny (Strah) Ballard of Newberg, Ore.; Sheryl (Ballard) and Terry Bolton, Leoni Meadows of Grizzly Flats, Calif.; Joe and Mandi (Hill) Ballard of Beaverton, Ore.; 6 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a step-great-grandchild.