Lloyd Holm was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 28, 1937. As a child he was raised in Grass Valley, California. He graduated from Nevada Union High School in June 1956. The following year he moved to Butte Falls, Oregon to take a job as a lookout for the United States Forest Service. Lloyd has remained in Butte Falls the rest of his life where continued to work for the Forest Service and raise a family of six children. He remained in Butte Falls after retirement in 1992 and continues to live there today with his wife Diane.