Lloyd passed away peacefully in his home after a two-year battle with cancer, June 11, 2017.
He was born in The Dalles, Ore., to Elinor Grace Heater on Feb. 15, 1943. He went into the U.S. Navy at 17 and spent three years in the service.
On July 17, 1967 he married Dorothy Jean (Caldwell) Heater, his wife of nearly 50 years. They began their life in Raymond, Wash., where he worked at Weyerhauser shake/shingle mill for 18 years. When the mill closed down he took his love of mechanics which he did all of his life and went to trade school and learned diesel mechanics. He found a new job, which took them to Eastern Washington in Royal City, where he worked in the orchards and did shop work. Then in 1989 he went back to what he truly loved; sawing shakes again at Star Cedar in Kamiah where they have resided since.
Lloyd had a love for getting fire wood, being outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. He followed his dream of building a race car for drag racing; it was a fun family time for all. In his younger days he raced motorcycles, and spent many years roller skating. He loved his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids dearly. Lloyd had a love for God and shared this with his family always in every way he could, he had an unshakable faith that each of us witnessed.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Heater, daughter Betty Heater, son Brian Heater (Tina Heater), son Michael Heater, all of Kamiah, son Lloyd K. Heater Jr. (Cindi Heater) of Warrenton, Ore., brothers Vernon Heater of Grangeville, Dale Alexander of Elma, Wash., five grandchildren Justyn Heater, Kayliegh Heater, Joshua Hahn (Allison Hahn), Jennifer (Hahn) Slee (Jason Slee), and Matthew Munch, two great-grandaughters Ainsley Kay Jeanne Hahn, Averie Jay Lynn Hahn, with another great-grand-daughter on the way.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Marie Heater and his mother Elinor Grace Heater of Grants Pass, Ore.
There will be no services, his wishes were cremation. A family gathering will be at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.