Lloyd Brown Obituary, Death – We are deeply saddened to share with you the news that our dear friend and fellow volunteer, Lloyd L. Brown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. His leaving came as a total surprise to each and every one of us, and we are going to miss him terribly. Lloyd was an ordnanceman in the United States Air Force from 1969 through 1972, during which time he served in the military. After completing that duty, he reported to the Navy’s Ammunition Depot (NAD) in Hawthorne, Nevada, where he worked for the next 20 years before finally retiring while still working for the Precision and Testing Laboratory.
He did so while still employed there. Lloyd didn’t want to squander any of his time, so he got a job reading meters for the Sierra Pacific Power company. Because of this, he was able to meet a lot of new people and form new friendships. By the year 2016, Lloyd had already taken his second retirement and was volunteering at the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum as a docent. The demilitarization of Navy ordnance is one of his particular areas of competence. As we made our way down Main street in Hawthorne with the 105mm Self Propelled Gun, Lloyd became the second photographer to work at the Ordnance museum.
He took some footage of the event. When things got hectic at the museum, Lloyd would make it a point to stop by to check on how the other volunteers were doing and to offer his own assistance. He would also offer to lend a hand himself. He will be remembered by a small group of his fellow museum volunteers, all of whom are dedicated to continuing his work ethic and commitment to the organization that meant so much to him. Your family has our deepest condolences as you deal with this unimaginable loss. Lloyd also leaves behind a grieving son and daughter, as well as several grandchildren who made him the focal point of their lives. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.