January 11, 1935 - March 19, 2023 Carmel, California Francis Peabody. “Skip” Lloyd was born on January 11, 1935, in Montreal, Canada, the second of four children of Francis Llewellyn (Frank) Lloyd and Marjory Twyner Lloyd. Skip died at his Carmel home on the morning of March 19 with his loving wife, Mary Anne, at his side.

Skip was a Carmelite before his first birthday. With parents and older sister Jennefer, the family relocated to Carmel in November 1935. The Lloyd home, a Carmel cottage on San Carlos Street, was built by Frank on property near Skip’s grandparents, Professor F.E. Lloyd and Mary Elizabeth Hart Lloyd. Francis P. was given the moniker “Skipper” early in life as the imagined captain of Dad Frank’s commercial fishing boat.

The nickname “Skip” stayed with him for life.

Except for the third grade, when he attended school in Mill Valley due to Frank’s work in the Bay Area shipyards, Skip attended Sunset School. He graduated from Carmel High in 1952, where he was a popular student, a star athlete, and a student body president. Upon graduation, he attended Stanford, transferring after two years to U.C. Berkeley. At both universities, Skip was a member of Sigma Nu.

After completing his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, he attended Boalt Hall Law school graduating in 1959. Shortly after that, Skip passed the State Bar and married Susan Rossner before embarking on a short tour as an MP officer in the Army. Following his military service, Skip was hired by a San Francisco law firm. He worked in the City until 1963, when he returned to Carmel at the invitation of State Senator Fred Farr, joining Farr and Laurence Horan in Farr’s law office. Skip and Larry later formed the renowned and well-respected Horan/Lloyd law firm.

Partaking in civic life was bred into Skip by his parents. Frank served on the Carmel-by-the-Sea City Council as vice-mayor and had been a reporter for the Carmel Pine Cone. Marjory was the long-serving social writer for the Pine Cone, concluding her journalistic career as its editor and unofficial Carmel historian.

Skip Lloyd was wise with his choice of words, thorough with his thoughts, and a sentimental sentry guarding the village gates whenever “old Carmel” needed a protecting steward. The importance of each generation of Carmel-by-the-Sea residents being mindful of the original intent of the village Founders was the civic cause of Skip.

Lincolnesque in stature and in his selection of a legal career, Francis P. “Skip” Lloyd, through his legal activities and civic passions, cast a long shadow for many years over his beloved village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. In addition to a busy career, Skip was actively involved in many causes for Carmel and the Peninsula. With Senator Farr, in 1969, he co-founded the Our Land Acquisition Fund (OLAF), which spearheaded the purchase by the California State Parks of the 155-acre Odello artichoke fields, south of the Carmel River and west of Highway One, preserving the land from a proposed housing development.

Having been a student of its schools and mindful of the importance of the local educational system, Skip co-founded and was the first president of the Friends of Carmel Unified Schools---FOCUS. In 1986, he co-founded and served as president of the Carmel Residents Association (CRA.) He was a founder and long-time chairman of the Hatton Canyon Coalition. In 1988, the Coalition undertook a multi-year effort to fight the proposed CalTrans freeway through Hatton Canyon, just east of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Highway 1, one of his proudest achievements.

During his two terms on the Big Sur Land Trust, the Trust was successful in securing the Palo Corona Ranch for public recreational purposes. Following retirement from his legal career, Skip co-founded and served as president of the Friends of Mission Trail Nature Preserve (FOMTNP). The Friends mission is to maintain and care for the 35-acre greenway, consistent with the adopted Mission Trail Preserve Master Plan.

Skip loved Carmel Beach and its white sand. His appreciation for the beach lead Skip to be at the forefront of the successful effort to eliminate on-the-sand beach fires, one more community cause to add to his many others.

Skip leaves three children, Peter Andrews Lloyd (Mia) of San Diego; Lesley Morgan Lloyd Young (Gary) of Los Altos and Carmel-by-the-Sea; and Jennefer Rossner Lloyd (Tom Beriau) of Bend, Oregon, and Plum Island, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his wife, Mary Anne (Teed), whom he married in 1984.

In addition to Mary Anne and his children, he leaves five cherished grandsons---Matthew, Patrick and Christopher Lloyd, Andrew, and Ryan Young. Also surviving are his two sisters, Lucinda “Cindy” Lloyd of Carmel and Marjory “Mardi” Lloyd Niles (Phil) of Arroyo Grande, a niece, Anna Williams, and four nephews---Mike Williams, Owen Baylis, Lloyd Baylis, and John Niles.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Friends of Mission Trail Nature Preserve (FOMTNP) or LandWatch Monterey. A memorial for Skip will be held at Sunset Center on June 4, 2023, from 1-4 PM.