Lloyd Baxter, 67, of Livingston, MT, passed away January 18, 2022 in Dickinson.
Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson, ND.
Lloyd Edwin Baxter was born in Livingston, MT on October 28, 1954, son of Lee and Wilma (Bull) Baxter. He was raised from age one in the home of Louise Sasse Baxter Lee, his grandmother, and Minnie Sasse Brown, his aunt. He lived in this same Livingston home his entire life, surrounded by the mountains he loved. He attended Park High School, graduating in 1973. Lloyd went to trade school where he developed his carpentry and other skills that served him for the rest of his life. In 1983, Lloyd married Debbie Wells and the two were blessed with a son, Ryan. Lloyd worked as a carpenter around the Livingston area and, for a few years, he drove logging trucks from the mountains. In recent years he enjoyed driving, throughout the northwest U.S., auto- delivery trucks for a dealership in Bozeman.
The mountains were a perfect haven for Lloyd. He loved spending time outdoors biking, floating, rafting, hunting, and fishing. He was even known to fish while on horseback and to light matches by shooting a 22 rifle. His summers, as a boy, were spent on the family ranch high in the Crazy Mountains northeast of Livingston. For years, he enjoyed owning and maintaining a Crazy Mountain section of forest land near the ranch.
He enjoyed music and was a self-taught piano player. He always had “tunes” playing, especially Pink Floyd. He loved traveling with Ryan to Hawaii and Mexico.
Lloyd is survived by his son, Ryan (Erin) Baxter; granddaughter Charlotte Baxter; mother Wilma; siblings Carolyn Scharf, Gay and Guy.
He is preceded in death by his father, Lee; his grandmother Louise; and his Aunt Minnie.