In 1978 he married Wilma Covey in Las Vegas, Nev. Together they enjoyed bowling, camping, going to the coast, and taking various trips. He retired from Vasto Valley Farms in 1991 and they moved to Montana. He loved fishing and boating and the beauty of the mountains and rivers where he lived and knew this was his home for the rest of his life. While in Thompson Falls, he continued his love of bowling and caring for their two schnauzers that were treated like family.
Loy was a farmer by trade. He loved growing crops and was gifted with an uncanny knowledge of agriculture, which made him always successful in the best of field production. He loved bowling and was always on a bowling league. He also loved spending every weekend with his family and extended family barbequing in Calflax, Calif. while listening to country music. Loy had a great sense of humor and was always so friendly to everyone he met.
Loy was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, who passed away in May, 2014. He is survived by his daughters, Gloria Renteria, Diane Stewart (Jack), and Debbie McCarty (Cliff); stepdaughters, Bridget Miguel (John Knerr) and Shelly Mayfield (Darla Zimmerman); grandchildren: Joe “Joey” Renteria (Stephanie), David Renteria (Amanda), Megan McCarty and Brett Miguel (Adam Pedersen); sister, Lois Robles, as well as many nieces and nephews and two great grandchildren.
Loy’s body has been cremated according to his wishes. Remembrances may be donated to the Cancer Relay for Life of Sanders County or the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. A Celebration of Life will be held in California at a later date.