In Memoriam: Jack Lloyd Conner (Oct. 24, 1935 – Oct. 29, 2021)

December 2021 Posted in Obituary

Jack Lloyd Conner, 86, passed away Oct. 29, 2021 at home with family and friends. He was born on Oct. 24, 1935 in Hollywood, California to Kenneth and Neva Conner. He was raised in Topanga Canyon, and Pacific Palisades, California with one older sister. 

He graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, California in 1954. In school he was on the track (shot-put) and football teams.

On Oct. 8, he married Christine Fields at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California. They had no children of their own, but he was Godfather to two, a beloved uncle and fondly remembered as coach, mentor, friend and Santa Claus to children from his church, neighborhood, and many families and friends.

Jack served in the US Army 1958-1964. He was a sergeant in the 3rd infantry, The Old Guard (Honor Guard) in Washington, DC. He was very proud to serve his country.

He worked 36 years for Los Angeles County Public Works. He worked in many positions becoming a road inspector and then a head supervisor. He received many commendations.

Many Christmases he’d take a week off work to help build and decorate the Santa Monica Float for the Pasadena Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

He was a dedicatedusher for 35 years at Santa Monica First United Methodist Church in California. When he moved to Silverton, Oregon in 2003 – until COVID – he was ushering at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Silverton.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father and sister. Jack is survived by his wife of 33 years Chris Conner.

There was a memorial service on Nov. 15 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Silverton. Assisting the family is Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

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