Former Board Chairman Passes

09 July 2018

Lloyd W. Powell            |             August 6, 1933 – June 18, 2018                                     


 Lloyd W. Powell, who served as Chairman of the ASA Board of Trustees during the 1987-88 year, passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of 84. An Oregon native, Powell experienced great success through a professional career that spanned six decades.

 He was elected to the ASA Board of Trustees in 1983 and served two three year terms. His business acumen provided valuable insight into the financial and investment aspects of the Association. His advice was sought and readily accepted by his fellow board members.

His Simmental operation, Pine Mountain Ranch, which grew to more than 400 head at its peak, was located near Bend where the Cascade Mountains meet the legendary high desert. He represented ASA as the organization’s official representative to the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation and traveled extensively in that capacity.

In addition to his cattle operation, he was the owner of Powell Construction Company, which became one of the foremost shopping center contractors in the Pacific Northwest.

 Born in Portland, he attended the University of Oregon (UO), where he played football and ran on the track team. He maintained a continuing connection to his alma mater, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees; created several endowments; and helped finance a number of building projects. Powell Plaza, situated on the campus, is named in his honor.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; four sons; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.