Lloyd Dillon

Obituary of Lloyd Elgan Dillon

Our best friend, husband, dad, and papa passed away on March 6, 2024, just as he lived – surrounded by his loving family.  Lloyd Elgan Dillon was the epitome of all the best qualities in life, a sentiment universally acknowledged by anyone lucky enough to get to know him.

Lloyd was known for always putting everyone else’s needs before his own and would do anything and everything he could in his power to help when needed.  Whether you needed a tool from his garage, a ride to the airport, the brakes on your car replaced (thanks, dad!), or some shared wisdom… he was always ready and able.


After retiring from state service, of which he devoted 35+ years, he focused his life on making memories with his family.  Lloyd and his wife, JoAnn, found joy in spontaneous day trips, discovering hidden breakfast gems, and cruising the California countryside on his Harley Davidson.


A man of family, his heart brimmed with love for his four granddaughters, Sophia (15), Riley (14), Ella (11), and Brady (8), attending every event that marked their journey, leaving an indelible mark on their lives.


The Dillon family, built on strength, loyalty, resilience, generosity, and a well-timed joke, reflects Lloyd’s enduring legacy.  With a 55-year marriage to JoAnn as a testament to his devotion, Lloyd leaves behind a family who will carry his values forward with pride.  Survived by his loving wife, children Renae and Daniel, son-in-law Michael, daughter-in-law Sarah, and his cherished granddaughters, Lloyd’s spirit will forever linger in the hearts of those he touched.


A Celebration of Life is being scheduled and details will be posted when planned.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Nevada County Toy Run, Toys for Tots, or The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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