Lloyd S. Pendleton

8/23/1940 ~ 3/3/2019

PendletonLloydCropLloyd S. Pendleton died March 3, 2019 in Fairview, Utah. He was born in Salt Lake City on Aug 23, 1940 to W. Oral and Isabell S. Pendleton of Vernon, Utah. Lloyd grew up ranching in the west desert by Tooele. He served in the LDS Eastern States Mission.
After returning from his mission he attended BYU where he met Mary Beth Arbon and they were married in the Salt Lake temple in 1966. He graduated with an MBA and they moved to Michigan where he worked for the Ford Motor Company. After leaving Ford, Lloyd worked for the LDS church and he was part of the founding team for LDS Humanitarian Services. The LDS church also sent him on executive loan for a few years to various non-profit organizations in Salt Lake City.
Lloyd lived his life as one of service and he saw all people as his brothers and sisters. He became a passionate advocate for helping those in need. This shifted to the chronically homeless in Utah as he took the role of State Director for Homelessness in 2006. Within 10 years, Utah’s chronic homelessness rate was reduced 91%. Lloyd spoke nationally, was featured on the Daily Show, and gave a TEDMed talk about programs that worked to house the homeless effectively.
He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sincerely tried to follow the example of Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife Mary Beth Pendleton, and his two daughters: Sherri Pendleton and Camille Pendleton (Don Wright) and his four grandchildren: Xela (Jordan) Martin; John; Liz; and Angella Wright.
He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie (Terry) Dorton, and brother, Dick Pendleton. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dean Pendleton.
In celebration of his life, a celebratory gathering will be held on March 9, 2019 at 11am in the Fairview Second Ward church house — 131 E 100 N, Fairview. Following there will be a procession to the Fairview Cemetery for the interment and dedication at noon. Family and friends are then invited to return to the church house for further visiting from 1:30-3pm.
There will also be a memorial service held Saturday, March 30 at 11am in the Bountiful, Utah 9th Ward Chapel, 585 East Center Street. Please see the website page at caringbridge.org / visit / lloydpendleton for further details.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Utah Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Utah Food Bank, or The Road Home in Lloyd’s name. The family welcomes stories and/or photos of Lloyd to be sent to sherri.pendleton@gmail.com.

14 Responses to “Lloyd S. Pendleton”

  1. Sheryl Featherstone says:

    I worked for Lloyd for almost 10 years for the State of Utah. He taught me so much more than anyone I worked for. He was a good man in every way. I shall always remember him and all the meetings we had to help the homeless. He was an amazing humanitarian.

  2. Lark Cyr says:

    Lloyd and his wife Mary Beth have made an indelible impression upon me when I first met them 2 years ago. Lloyd and another family stayed at my house in Prescott Arizona. He was intelligent and delightful to visit with. He will be missed!

  3. Eliot Brinton says:

    Dear Mary Beth,
    What a great loss with Lloyd’s passing! He was such a kind and great man, and a dear cousin!
    We mourn with you in your sadness and we will miss him greatly.

    Eliot Ashby and Bethany Jane Reed Brinton

  4. Judy and Keith Price says:

    Dear Mary Beth and Family,
    Lloyd was a wonderful cousin. We express our sympathy and love to you and the family. We pray you will receive the comfort you need. May God be with you and bless you.
    Judy and Keith Price

  5. Arda and Ian Shields says:

    Dear Mary Beth and family,
    Lloyd was always so kind and thoughtful. We are grateful we got one last visit. Know that you are remembered in our prayers and loved at this challenging time of separation. Sending a hug for you all.
    Arda and Ian

  6. Patrick Reese says:

    Mary Beth and family.

    Kathy and I are serving a mission in Korea. We are saddened to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Too young and always healthy. We regret we cannot be there but have you in our prayers.

    Love the Reese’s

  7. Larry & Sarah Johnson says:

    We also truely miss Lloyd and all did to help all in his path to be better each day like the Saviour, who he truely followed. He cleared the path to make it easier for us to follow and not get lost in getting back to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

  8. Warren Hatch says:

    Lloyd was a wonderful boss and mentor in our years together at the Humanitarian Center.

  9. Nan Roman says:

    Lloyd was a leader in the battle to end homelessness, in Utah and nationally. So many people who would have been on the street will be home tonight because of him. Lloyd was an inspiration and I thank his family for sharing him with us over the years.

  10. Allen and Lynn Kulicke says:

    Lloyd was a very compassionate man. I worked with him on the Bountiful stake high council and his insight on how to help others was truly amazing. Our love and prayers are with you Mary Beth and your family.

  11. Lynn & Maxine Droge says:

    We are so grateful for ALL Lloyd did for us!!! Mary Beth, we are so thankful, for your and his fine example! We loved the Arbon family too (long time neighbors & Church ward ties with the Droges).

  12. Rachel Smith says:

    Lloyd was a great man and did so much good for others. He had a loving kind heart and always wore a smile. I’m so very sorry about his passing and that I can’t be there today to honor him. I pray for your peace and comfort during this difficult time. He was amazing and will be missed. Much love to you all. Rachel

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am so thankful to have know Lloyd. I learned a great deal from him as we had various opportunities to discuss the wonderful work he did with the homeless population of Salt Lake City. I especially appreciate what he taught me about not prejudging so many of the less fortunate individuals with whom he later came in contact. He was one who was practiced ministering professionally as well as personally. May Mary Beth and her family have comfort and remember the wonderful person Lloyd is.

    Ed Mayer

  14. Pauline Zvonkovic says:

    Lloyd was one of the kindness, giving souls I have ever met. It was an honor to work with him and he became a dear friend. He brought passion and energy to address homelessness and his efforts brought stability and safety to those who had so little. His legacy can be seen throughout Utah and he leaves us richer for all he gave us. When he retired I gave him a Superman tie. He was a true hero and I will miss him.