THE DALLES, ORE. - Lloyd "Tut" Tuttle, 86, died Dec. 15, 2005, at a care center in The Dalles. He was born Jan. 15, 1919, in Brookfield, Mo., to Marion and Anna Lee (Donovan) Tuttle. The family moved to The Dalles when he was a child. He attended The Dalles High School where he was a star kicker on the football team and graduated in 1939. He was a professional boxer as a young man and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a resident of Surfside for 26 years. He and his wife had returned to The Dalles to live closer to family.
Mr. Tuttle was a member of the Elks, the Eagles and the American Legion lodges. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he loved to dig clams. He dug his last razor clams in March 2005. He was also an avid golfer, and was proud of making a hole-in-one on hole eight on July 5, 1988, at Surfside Golf Course. He won the Sea Pines golf tournament in 1985 and was a winner in the Surfside Men's Club tournaments in 1989 and 1990.
He was a very proud man with a sense of humor. He will be missed.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean (Peterson) Tuttle; daughters Linda Davis and Anna Spencer, both of Dallasport, Ore., his son, Ernie Tuttle of The Dalles; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Alfred Tuttle and Marion Tuttle.
Arrangements were by Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles. Burial was at IOOF Cemetery in The Dalles, Ore. Memorials may be made to Celilo Cancer Center, 1800 East 19th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058.