In Memoriam: Adelaide “Del” Lloyd

Adelaide “Del” Lloyd passed away on 09/08/2019 at the age of 100. 

Del was a driving force in both AND and MAND.  She helped established standards for consultant dietitians back in 1966 when that practice was newly established.

She was President of MAND (1969-70) and served as Delegate to the AND House of Delegates. Her professionalism and quiet efficiency made her a beloved and well-respected colleague and mentor.

Del was the Chief of Nutrition Surveys of the Division of Licensing and Certification of the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  She had a sense of humor that balanced her professionally and personally, and was a strong supporter of younger dietitians entering the field.

Here is her official published obituary:

ADELAIDE LLOYD 1919-2019 Adelaide Lloyd died on September 8, 2019, in the Care Center at Oak Crest in Parkville. Her family is profoundly grateful to the patient, dedicated and compassionate staff there who cared for her in her final weeks. Del was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduation from the University of Cincinnati she began her long career as a registered dietitian at hospitals in the Cincinnati area. She moved to Towson in 1953, working with the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and the Maryland Department of Health, where she became Supervisor of Dietetic Surveyors. During her 13 years with the Health Department she was part of a close group who formed life-long friendships. Mrs. Lloyd continued to work as a consultant dietitian until she was 80 She spent the last 12 years of her life in a beloved apartment apartment at Oak Crest, enjoying an active social life and volunteer activities, including two years on the Residents’ Advisory Council. She was especially happy to have celebrated her hundredth birthday at a party organized by Oak Crest friends. Adelaide was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dale Lloyd, and a son, Steven. Survivors include her brother Robert Krone; her daughter, Sharon Grindon, and her husband, Leger Grindon; her granddaughter, Blake; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service in the Oak Crest Chapel. Contributions in Del’s memory may be made to the Oak Crest Benevolent Fund, Oak Crest Scholarship Fund, or Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.

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