For someone who became an excellent dairy farmer, Lloyd Haworth didn't start out to be one. He worked for his father on a family-owned engineering business and studied drafting at Delta College. While attending Manteca High School, from which he graduated in 1962, he met Linda Dutra, his future wife. Linda lived on a family dairy. Married in 1963, the young couple moved to the family dairy nine years later to assist in operating Dutra Farms.
Lloyd managed to expand the 400-cow herd to 1,400 cows and 1,500 acres, growing his own feed. He had a strong interest in the work of the San Joaquin Dairy Herd Improvement Association, a group which monitors various aspects of that business to maintain consistent quality in milk.
Lloyd involved himself in every aspect of farming, becoming elected to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District Board of Directors. Described by other board members as amiable, he was excellent at resolving the occasional disputes that arose in the Board's work. He was also involved in the Tri-Dam Project, designed to maintain a constant water supply for all farmers. Among his many duties, Lloyd even found time to be involved in his church and in the activities of both local Portuguese societies.
Mr. Haworth was an outstanding dairyman and an even more extraordinary family man. He and his wife had four children: Larry, Lisa, Loren, and Trina, and 10 grandchildren. His beloved wife, Linda passed away in 1992 and Lloyd died in 2003.
Lloyd and his family built an incredible legacy and made an impact on the local farming community that will live on forever.