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Old 02-09-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Walter Lloyd Flint, 86, of Cheyenne, WY passed away peacefully Jan. 31 in his home.

Walter Lloyd Flint
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Walter Lloyd Flint, 86, of Cheyenne, WY passed away peacefully Jan. 31 in his home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Gillette to Ora and Rheba Flint and moved to Cheyenne with his family as a young boy. Lloyd graduated from Cheyenne High in 1946. He served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948 in Korea.

In 1948, Lloyd married Charlotte Burnside. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last summer. Lloyd owned and operated Flintís Auto Repair. He started work for the Union Pacific Railroad at age 14 and worked there until his retirement.

Lloyd loved to snowmobile, fish, hunt and spend time at his cabin at Wold Tracks and his winter home in Arizona. His trophy moose is listed in the Boone and Crockett records. He was a member of the Wyoming Auto Racing Club, Wold Tracks, Veterans of Foreign Wars 188 and snowmobile clubs.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeanie (Ed) Sorensen of Brighton, Colo., Joanne (Terry) Sandberg of Albin and Marcy (Marty) Curran of Cheyenne; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Charlotte, in August 2013; his parents, Ora and Rheba Flint; and brother, Dale Flint.
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Default Re: Walter Lloyd Flint, 86, of Cheyenne, WY passed away peacefully Jan. 31 in his hom

Lloyd Flint and his wife Charlotte were exceptionally great and gracious people. I loved and respected them both ever since I first met them as an older teenager.

During the day, both worked hand-n-hand turnin wrenches at Flint's Auto Repair located on the South Greeley Hiway in Cheyenne. At nights, Lloyd worked at the U.P.R.R. in their freight office and Charlotte attended to their home and the children.

Lloyd was a key member and supporter of the Wyoming Auto Racing Club, most noticeable as an outstanding and fair tech-director. He built and maintained many of the Ford coupes that raced at Intermountain Speedway for drivers like Bill Jones (Cheyenne), Andy Anderson (Cheyenne), Leon Moore (Casper, WY), and Dennis Duval (Greeley, CO).

Lloyd and Charlotte would often throw Cederburg/Noud/Wendzel the keys to their auto-shop so that we could burn some midnight oil working and our #84 '55 Chevy roundy-pounder.

Lloyd was a great mentor as he spend endless hours teaching me how to set up our dual-point distributor on his Sun machine. He wouldn't let me give up until I mastered that skill.

R.I.P. Lloyd and Charlotte. We will all miss you greatly. ~VB
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