CARLSBAD — William Loomis Todd, born Oct. 15, 1984, died in his sleep in Mountain View, Hawaii, on Sept. 28. Todd is the son of Robbin Todd of Carlsbad and is also survived by younger brothers Evan Phillip Todd and Adam Miles Todd and by his grandparents Norma and Bill Graves of Redmond, Ore.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Cadencia Park, 3310 Cadencia St. near Carpa Court. Bring a chair or blanket.
Todd was a 2003 graduate of San Dieguito Academy High School. He was attending the University of Hawaii, Hilo, with plans to graduate in December with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. After graduation, he had planned to go to Japan and teach English. Todd loved reading and writing, and there are plans to publish some of his work posthumously.
“Many who knew him will remember that Will loved trees,” his mother said. “We brought a small tree to our Carlsbad home that we had grown from a seed, bringing a piece of our old house to our new one. As a youngster, he brought home a seedling pine home from a friend’s house that now stands 20 feet tall.”
The family asks, in lieu of flowers, that friends find a spot and plant a tree in Todd’s memory.