Lloyd E. ‘Blue’ Doubleday / July 13, 1945 – Dec. 6, 2009

Published 10:34am Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Lloyd E. 'Blue' Doubleday
Lloyd E. 'Blue' Doubleday

Lloyd E. “Blue” Doubleday, 64, of Sycamore Street, Niles, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, following a brief illness.

He was born July 13, 1945 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to Theodore Doubleday and Ruth Weideman Doubleday. He graduated from high school in Saratoga Springs, and has lived in Niles most of his life. He married Janet E. (Ewing) Doubleday on April 30, 1982 in Niles.

He was formerly employed at Williams’ Lumber and Camden TV & Appliance, both in Niles. He was a member of Grace Church in Granger. He was also a veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis, having served in the United States Navy. He was a member and past president of the Bend in the River Conservation Club, and a member of the National Rifle Association and Harley Owners Group.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; stepdaughter, Seana Riley, of Petoskey, Mich.; stepson, Ryan Riley, of Niles; and brother, Theodore (Kathleen) Doubleday, of Westminster, Colo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at Grace Church in Granger with Pastor Jay Klopfenstein officiating.

Following the ceremonies, family will receive friends at a celebration luncheon in the church hall.

A veteran’s flag presentation will follow the service at the American Legion Post 26 in Niles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Church.

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