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In Memory of

William Clinton CLOYD

May 2, 1933 - August 8, 2017

Obituary


He died in his Iron Canyon Road home surrounded by family.
Santa Clarita City Councilman and fellow Sand Canyon resident Bob Kellar discussed Cloyd's impact on the community upon learning of his death.
"I have known Bill Cloyd for 30 years and I will tell you he was, as I think think of him, he was one of the monarchs of Santa Clarita," Kellar said. "He was best known for his architectural abilities, when he built a custom home, you always talked about how it was a Cloyd home. From an architecture basis, it was...

He died in his Iron Canyon Road home surrounded by family.
Santa Clarita City Councilman and fellow Sand Canyon resident Bob Kellar discussed Cloyd's impact on the community upon learning of his death.
"I have known Bill Cloyd for 30 years and I will tell you he was, as I think think of him, he was one of the monarchs of Santa Clarita," Kellar said. "He was best known for his architectural abilities, when he built a custom home, you always talked about how it was a Cloyd home. From an architecture basis, it was a very fine design. He built the Cadillac home, with all of the highest quality materials and amenities in a home. His reputation was impeccable in the community and I am so sorry for his passing."
Cloyd was an architect and custom-home builder who was born in Kentucky and moved to Southern California more than 70 years ago, family members said. Cloyd's Sand Canyon homes are typically marked by Tudor-esque exteriors, high ceilings, exposed wood beaming, textured plaster and beveled glass windows. The overall effect creates somewhat of a fairytale feel as guests grace the landing of his homes.
In addition to being a renowned home architect cited in numerous media outlets, including the L.A. Times, he once purchased a property from the Roman Catholic archdiocese in Santa Clarita, which was also part of the Gene Autry's Melody Ranch and Monogram Pictures.
He traveled all over the world on extreme hunts, and had a second home in Anchorage, Alaska.
He teamed with his son Bill Cloyd Jr. and daughter Rachel Jorgenson to form Cloyd Construction, which was responsible for The Preserve in Sand Canyon, among his many projects throughout Santa Clarita.
Cloyd Sr. was an avid outdoorsman and hunter throughout his life, and he went on hunting trips to Alaska, Arizona, Canada, Tajikistan and parts of Africa, to name a few of the many places. The environment was another cause he was passionate about, receiving recognition from organizations such as Boone and Crockett Club for his contributions, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by Jeanette Cloyd, his wife of 52 years.
He is survived by: his daughter, Rachel Jorgenson, (Kirk); his son, William Cloyd Jr., (Jasmine); his grandson, Travis Cloyd; his granddaughter, Carissa Zillner, (Devon); and his wife, Erica Betz Cloyd.

Funeral Services will be held at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on Wednesday, August 16th at 2:00 P.M. with a visitation prior from 1:00-1:30 P.M.