Lloyd Klel Quesenberry


January 17, 1935 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 88)

Lloyd Klel Quesenberry was born in Clovis, New Mexico on January 17, 1935. He lived a full life joyfully serving the Lord to the age of 88. He passed away on December 19, 2023, at his home in DeLeon, Texas.

Klel grew up a farm boy in the rural YL community near Muleshoe, Texas. His parents broke sod there, built a two-room house, and first farmed the land with mules. They had no electricity or indoor plumbing until Klel’s teen years. He learned a strong work ethic working alongside his mother and father on the farm. Among the many animals they raised Klel was most proud of their registered Duroc hogs. He shared many childhood stories of his fond memories growing up on a farm in a rural community. He met the love of his life Dean Helm and his future wife while attending the YL church where her father was pastor. Luther Helm mentored Klel and assisted him in joining the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Luther once said, “If I lined up all the men in Texas along a fence row to pick one to be my daughter Dean’s husband, I’d pick Klel every time!”

Klel took his first preaching appointment at the age of 18 while attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He graduated from Texas Tech University with his bachelor’s in history and continued his education at Southern Methodist University School of Divinity in Dallas where he received his master’s in theology. He was ordained a full member of the United Methodist Church. During his early years of ministry, he worked with an outreach program that serviced migrant workers, teaching them to read and write. He along with his wife Dean served many churches as they enjoyed life together and raised their family in many parsonages and small churches across Texas. Klel served 32 churches before he hung up his pastoral hat to enjoy retirement.

Early in his retirement he volunteered at Jump Start, an afterschool program where he assisted children with their homework. In his spare time, he enjoyed researching his family history. He was very fascinated by where he had come from. He was an avid reader of mostly non-fiction. He always had a book going that he wanted to share with you. In his younger days he enjoyed taking his family on fishing trips. He also enjoyed identifying bird and plant species in his yard. He was a kind and gentle man, a true-life servant to the Lord.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Lloyd and Maye Quesenberry, wife Dean Quesenberry, brothers Russel and Don Quesenberry, sisters-in-law Virgina, Mabel, and Ruth Quesenberry, and daughter-in-law Teresa Quesenberry.

He is survived by his 3 children, Kwin Quesenberry and wife Bobbie of Comanche, Texas, Paul Quesenberry of Cumming, Georgia, and Dency McClure and husband Michael of Paint Rock, Texas. His grandchildren, Natalie McClure, Jessica Davis, Marley Lair and husband Joe, Rachel Jackson and husband Griffin, and Caleb Quesenberry. His great-grandchildren, Haydin and Ethan Collins, Railyn Lair, Raquel-Joy McClure, A’Legend Davis, and Elasah Lair.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 27th, at the First United Methodist Church in DeLeon, Texas at 11:00 am.

In place of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Klel’s name to any of the following: Alpha Omega Hospice of Brownwood, DeLeon Senior Citizens Center, United Methodist Church of Deleon.

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