Charlotte Edith Loyd

May 03, 1928 ‒ March 04, 2020

Howard, Ohio

Charlotte Edith Loyd of Howard, Ohio.  “It would be a disgrace to tell one’s age.  Age is something we as women never talk about.  We are forever young!”

Mom started her new life on March 4th, 2020 and it was a beautiful sunny day.  Mom was born on a Thursday, May 3, 1928 in East Prussia to Albert and Antonie Mikat.

After fleeing from the Russians during WWII, mom and her family made their way to Ellis Island and there to Montana.
Courageously she picked up her German/English Translation book and headed off to college to become a Laboratory Technologist.  After school she met the love of her life, an airman, Daniel, on a street corner and 3 months later they eloped and that was the start of a 65 and a half year adventure.  Starting off with their son Carl (Lois) and then a daughter Carol (Rick).  Life couldn’t be better, living the military life, moving state to state, exploring new lands, and teaching her children piano, the beauty of art, baking and gardening.

Mom’s greatest joy was her family and friends and the many get togethers we all shared.  Now Mom is with her sisters Helga and Lisa.   I’m sure they are hooting and a hollering, loving every minute of the endless lives together.

Mom leaves her brother Horst, 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Mom was also member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Danville, Ohio.

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  • Carol,
    I will be thinking of you, your father and your family. Your mother had a beautiful soul and I am so glad I got to meet her. Please let me know if you guys need anything.

  • Dear Carol, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I will be praying for you and your family! Tell Amber we love her and will be thinking of her.

  • where To start…….char was a beautiful soul indeed.
    I am honored to have known her. She had the most amazing infectious laugh and a smile to go with it.
    I watched her with inspiration as a woman who had lived such a long full life was still going pretty strong until a few short months ago. She was tending to her garden in the green house just this past summer.
    She shared stories with me of her life as a young girl
    In Prussia which I’m certain that made her the strong woman she was. Heaven surly gained another beautiful angel.
    I will miss her…………*
    Carol and family, I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything, please let me know.
    Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort.

    • Thank you Sheri, you are like one of the family. Your love and care for my parents is incredibly generous and kind. You are truly a shining star in my parents lives❣️☀️ They’ll love you forever🕊

  • Carol, Bruce and I are so very sorry for your loss. Your mother’s journey story is an inspiration. We will be thinking about you and sending prayers and thoughts to you and your family. Take care.

    Bruce and Monique Lawrence

  • Carol, So sorry to hear of your sweet mother dying. I enjoyed seeing her and visiting with her the few times I was privileged to see her. My sympathy to you and your family. Elaine Johnson RN