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Lieutenant Colonel Loyd G. Jenny


Lieutenant Colonel Loyd G. Jenny

 August 20, 1940 – December 18, 2011

Loyd G. Jenny died December 18, 2011 in Naples, Florida. Memorial services were held at First Presbyterian Church of Sheridan, 2121 Colonial Drive, at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 6, 2012 with Pastor Brian Johnson officiating. The family will scatter Loyd’s ashes at a later date.

Loyd was born on August 20, 1940 in Woodward, OK to George and Edith Jenny. He earned a B.S. in Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Loyd was in Air Force ROTC during college and on graduation day he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force. On November 15, 1963 he went to Vance Air Force Base for pilot training in the T-37 and T-38 and he received his pilot wings in December of 1964. His first assignment after pilot training was in the C-124 at Travis AFB, California, in support of the Vietnam War.

In August 1966 he received orders to go to Vietnam, and after training in the C-7A Caribou, he spent one year in Vietnam at Cam Ranh Bay and Nha Trang Air Bases in support of the US Army Special Forces [458th 1966]. He was then assigned to Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan, where he flew the KC-135 and became a Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, and Standardization Board Evaluator and had several temporary tours of duty in Southeast Asia.

Loyd retired from the Air Force on February 28, 1987 as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving more than 23 years. He continued his flying career as a captain in the Boeing 757 and 767 for United Parcel Service and retired in February 2000.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, fly fishing in the Big Horns and the 10,000 Islands area of Everglades National Park in FL, traveling around the USA in his RV and traveling to foreign countries, including travel to all seven continents.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Nancy Jenny, and their two daughters: Lisa Jenny-Suchsland, her husband John, and their daughters Eden and Lila; and Lara Herring, her husband Stephen, and their children Sierra, Austen and Cody.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Sheridan, 2121 Colonial Drive, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801 or a charity of your choice.


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