Lloyd Henry

Health Care

Dr. Lloyd L. Henry was born in Manteca on December 7, 1908 and lived here all of his life. Attending Summer Home Grammar School and graduated from Manteca Union High School in 1926. He was active in all High School events, being Student Body President, President of his class, and the Athletic Society. Following graduation, he entered the University of California College of Dentistry and graduated in 1930. He then took a post-graduate course at the same institution, specializing in Orthodontics. He was a member of the Psi Omega Fraternity of Dentists throughout the country. He married another Manteca native and Manteca High School graduate. Winnie Black. They had two children, a daughter, Carola and a son, Lloyd Jr.

In May of 1931, Dr. Henry took over the dental practice of Dr. A.J. Donogh. Then in November of the same year, he moved his practice to the second floor of the brick building on the southwest comer of Main and Yosemite. which he shared with the Masonic Lodge, an attorney, and Justice of the Peace.

He served on the Manteca Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce Board, CIVIC Affairs Committee, and Manteca Union High School Board for two terms. He served as a trustee of the San Joaquin Local Health District; a long time member of the Republican Central Committee; served on the committee to secure a local Community hospital; and later served on its board of directors. As a staunch supporter of the Manteca Public Library, he served on the building committee, helping to gain financial support. He was a past president of the Manteca Businessmen's Association; a member of the local 20-30 club; and a long time member of the Manteca lions Club. He also served a number of years on the San Joaquin County Mental Health Services Advisory Board.

Well-known and respected as a local dentist for almost 50 years, Dr. Henry faithfully served his patients through good times and bad, Especially during the depression years, his services were often paid with livestock and farm products and then .... many times, not at all. He very quietly, without fanfare, took care of so many needy patients. Dr, Lloyd L Henry passed away in 1980.