Obituary for Tricia Marie Lloyd (Stander)
Tricia Marie Lloyd (Stander), age 46, passed away due to a sudden illness on January 16, 2018. Tricia was born in Englewood, Colorado on July 31, 1971. She was a student at Carmody Junior High, Bear Creek High and graduated from Seridan High School where she also obtained her Cosmetology License and worked as a hairdresser for 17 years. Tricia also worked at Durango Juvenile Detention Facility in Phoenix, Arizona as a Juvenile Detention Officer for 3 years and worked with at-risk kids at Ariel in Grand Junction, Colorado for 2 years. She was very creative and it was her love for kids that prompted her to start a party business called Little Angels Party Time where she planned children's birthday parties and would dress up as Nellie Bell the clown. Tricia moved to Arizona where she obtained a Bachelors and Teaching Degree at Arizona State University. She went on and received a Masters Degree at Northern Arizona University. Tricia taught Elementary School for 10 years and worked for School District 51 and was currently teaching second grade at Rocky Mountain Elementary in Clifton, Colorado. She was also a member of the MVEA Teacher's Union. Tricia assisted her husband with the family business and served as a funeral director for 2 years. Tricia enjoyed reading, going to the gym, arts and crafts, playing games with family and debating issues she felt strong about. But her true passion was influencing the lives of her students. Tricia was a bright outgoing person and truly influenced the lives of everyone who knew her. She was the type of person who could get you thinking outside the box. She pushed you to dig deeper and challenged you to be better. Her positive outlook on life was contagious. Tricia is survived by her husband Jerry Lloyd Hubbard, her Son's, Matthew, Logan, Noah, Jariah, Kyler Jaramillo, Ian and Christopher Hubbard, 6 Grand Children, Parents, Bob Stander, Barbara Smith (Stander), Step Father TJ Smith, Sister Diana Tap, Brother Tommy Smith, 2 Nieces and 1 nephew. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Howard and Minnie Ragsdale, Henry and Mary Stander, one Aunt, Margie Bartholomew and one granddaugter, Trinity Jaramillo. In Lieu of flowers, donations of children's books K-6 can be dropped off at The Zesty Moose Marketplace at 449 Colorado Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado, or Legacy Funeral Home 762 Horizon Drive. Services have been planned for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Canyon View Vineyard Church 736 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO. 81505. A reception will immediately follow at Legacy Funeral Home 762 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO. 81506. Graveside Services will take place on February 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Cemetery of Western Colorado 2830 Riverside Parkway Grand Junction, CO. 81501.