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Lloyd Carver Dumenil (1920-2010)


Posted By: Ames Tribune
Date: 7/13/2010 at 00:38:39

THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Lloyd Carver Dumenil, 89, of Ames, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at his daughterís home in Phoenix. A private memorial service will be held this fall.

Lloyd was born July 23, 1920, in Argyle, Iowa, the son of Leslie H. and Elsie (Satterly) Dumenil. He had been an Ames resident since 1946.

He received a bachelorís degree in agronomy in 1942 from Iowa State College. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1942 to 1943, and he lived in Chicago from 1944 to 1946 where he worked for Bell Labs.

He returned to Ames in 1946 for his masterís and doctorate degrees in agronomy from Iowa State. He served on the ISU Agronomy faculty in soil research and worked with graduate students from around the world until he retired in 1986.

He married his college sweetheart, Lualis Darlene Uthoff, on June 18, 1944, in Oak Park, Ill. He was a member of the ISU Order of the Knoll. He was interested in nature conservancy and active in local politics. He volunteered thousands of hours for the Iowa Conservation Commission and the Iowa Arboretum.

He is survived by one daughter, Ann Dumenil, of Phoenix; two sisters, Betty Linn, of Tipton, and Dorothy Fields, of Phoenix.; his adopted granddaughter, Leah Ackerman, of Ames; two nieces; four great-nieces; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lualis in 2004; and one son, Robert Carver Dumenil in 1966.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation or the Iowa Arboretum.


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