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In Memoriam: Lori Ann Lloyd (Kindschy) (1984-2018)

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IMAGE:  Alumna Lori Ann Lloyd

Lori Ann Lloyd (Kindschy) (BSE ’06), age 34, of Byron Center, Michigan passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 surrounded by her husband and family after her courageous five and one half years of living life to its fullest with cancer.

Lori was born on March 20, 1984 in Flint, Michigan. She graduated from Okemos High School in 2002 where she met her high school sweetheart and husband of 11 years, Brandon. Together, the two attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 2006. Lori and Brandon were married in Okemos in 2007. Lori was proudest of being a mother to her wonderful daughter Alayna, age 5. Lori was a Professional Civil Engineer licensed in both Ohio and Michigan. She will be remembered for her love of her family, horses, competitive streak, and her enthusiasm for travel, having visited all 50 states. Lori was selfless, compassionate, and had an enviable enduring strength.

Surviving are her husband Brandon Lloyd, their daughter Alayna, siblings Brad (Heather) Kindschy, Lisa Kindschy, and parents Steve and Judy Kindschy, as well as extended family and many friends.

Lori’s obituary may be found at

Portrait of Alumna Lori Ann Lloyd
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