Honoring Lloyd Vordenberg

Around Bend, Lloyd was known best as the always smiling volunteer groomer at Meissner Snow Park. Well, that or the always smiling skier, cyclist, golfer, kayaker, fisherman and early morning coffee drinker. Lloyd died of cancer related complications at the age of 70 on Sunday Nov 18th. In retirement Lloyd volunteered to groom ski trails, work with youth programs, build houses for Habitat and simply help friends with their projects. Before that he was a life-long teacher, teaching for the department of defense overseas and for the Boulder, Colorado public schools. Much of his teaching career was oriented toward special needs students. He was a high school girls’ basketball coach, a referee, and a manager/trainer for the University of Cincinnati basketball team. As a father he was incredibly supportive of his son Pete’s goals and dreams even though they certainly strayed from the norm. To his wife Sue he was a supportive, loving companion of over 41 years on their many adventures around Bend, Boulder and the world. Lloyd will be missed by the Bend community and of course his family and friends. If he touched your life please visit and leave a message: http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/LloydVordenberg/Homepage.aspx

Specifically to the Tumalo Langlauf Club and Meissner Nordic Ski Community, Lloyd held a special place as a dedicated and long time member of the club.   As his family mentioned above, he has been the primary volunteer groomer for many years, driving the club snowmobile or his own tracked four wheeler 4-6 days per week to ensure the trails were ready for anyone and everyone.  He always greeted the skiers with a smile and hearty “Good morning”. Lloyd was particularly fond of the kids and junior racers.  He would gladly perform his grooming magic for the high school ski race courses.  Lloyd was a joy to be around and touched each of us who have skied at Meissner.  He will be sorely missed by all of the Central Oregon Nordic Community.