Greys River Sports (GRS) was founded in March of 2014 and first opened it's doors at the beginning of June in the same year. It is owned and operated by Jack De Cou, a local, builder/carpenter who has a passion for the great outdoors, socializing and having fun.
Longtime Jackson Hole outfitter David Harold Lloyd died May 17. He was 81. He was the previous Mayor of Alpine. His family provided the following.
Early Tuesday morning the divine creator and great caretaker of all things saw it fitting to move his son David Harold Lloyd from this life into the next.
Born David Harold Sheldon on March 19, 1935, in Sacramento, California, David was the second child of Robert Sheldon and Gladys Olive DeHaven-Sheldon. His sister was Claudine Lea Sheldon. Unfortunately, David and Claudine did not grow up to remember much of their birth father, because he was called home early in life, shortly after David’s birth.
In 1938 David’s mother, Gladys, married Walter Mann Lloyd, and shortly thereafter she gave birth to David’s little sister, Patricia Grace.
David spent his early years in Sacramento and eventually moved to Fresno, California. He was a star athlete on the diving and track teams at Fresno High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953 and served as a sniper instructor and drill sergeant at Camp Pendleton in San Diego.
In August 1954 young David met the woman who became his loving wife and partner in this life for nearly 60 years, Bettie Jean Wyatt. They married on Aug. 11, 1956.
David and Bettie had three wonderful sons, James Walter, born in 1958, Robert Alan, born in 1959, and Donald Charles, who arrived in 1966.
David became a private investigator in the early 1970s in Fresno. He also built custom fly-fishing rods.
In 1979 David and Bettie and two of their sons, James and Donald, moved to Thayne. Robert chose to remain in Santa Cruz, California, where he was attending college. Upon arriving in Wyoming, David and Bettie started Teton Country Outfitters, an outfitting business they ran successfully for the next 12 years out of Jackson Hole.
David operated Alpine Rod and Reel from 2002 to 2012 and was elected mayor of Alpine in 1998.
To this day son Donald continues to reside in Wyoming, as did James until his passing. Robert calls New Orleans home.
David was loved by everyone who came to know him. A fervent lover of the great outdoors, he attributed his lifelong love of hunting and fishing to his maternal grandmother, Olivia “Nonie” DeHaven, who shared his passion. It was Nonie who taught him how to “shoot straight and bait a hook right.”
David was preceded in death by his first son, James, in 2013, and his loving wife, Bettie, in 2014.
He is survived by his devoted sons Donald and his wife, Luna, and Robert and his husband, John; four grandchildren — Robert’s daughter Sarah and son Jered, and Donald’s sons, Brian (Ayla) and Shawon (Rachael) — and six great-grandchildren: Trista, Nathan, Clifford, Sydna, Rylee Paige and Jaxton Lee.
Joining in their grief and loss are David’s loving fiancee, Kathy C. Johnson, of Chalice, Idaho, many nephews and nieces and the many, many friends David made in his life’s good journey.
Everyone who truly knew David understood his personal and deep respect of freedom for all, especially when it comes to personal beliefs, love, companionship and pursuit of happiness. In that respect he would have each person who knew or loved him to honor his life and passing in his or her own fashion.