Lloyd Harry McFarlin (Uncle Lloyd) August 20, 1934 — September 27, 2013
Lloyd Harry McFarlin passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2013, from a long courageous battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA). Lloyd’s family was by his side.
Lloyd was born August 20, 1934, in Colorado Springs, CO. He was the oldest child of Harry and Opal McFarlin. Lloyd lived on the family farm until he graduated from Ellicott High School in 1952. He married Iris Payne on June 17, 1956. Lloyd proudly served his county in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. He served most of that time in Germany where his wife joined him. Some of his fondest memories were from the lifelong friendships he created during that time. After returning home he spent ten years in Colorado Springs where Lloyd owned a Conoco Station. Lloyd became involved in building race cars. Lloyd and his brother Clyde raced sprint cars in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. In 1969, Lloyd and Iris moved to Aspen, CO, where Lloyd became involved in the construction industry. Lloyd built many of the structures in Aspen, including Centennial, and Hunter Creek. In Snowmass he built the Stonebridge Inn, Wood Run, and many private homes in Aspen and Snowmass. One of his last projects was the Monastery at Old Snowmass where he built the meditation cabins and chapel. Lloyd loved to build things and became involved in many projects in his woodshop. Lloyd loved restoring old tractors. There was nothing he couldn’t fix or build.
Lloyd loved to laugh, dance, bowl, throw horseshoe, and play holey board. In fact, if you ask him he was the holey board champion for a number of years. He is a life member of the Aspen Elks and he was involved in the Basalt Lions Club. Lloyd was a family man and thoroughly enjoyed his children and four grandsons and all the activities they were involved in. He sat on many volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling, and track bleachers and became a connoisseur of concession stand popcorn and nachos. He went fishing, hunting, jeeping and snowmobiling with the many friends he became associated with.
He is survived by his wife, Iris McFarlin of 57 years; daughter Brenda and Joe Rudolph and grandsons Jeff and Alex, of Kalispell, Montana; son Willy and Wendy McFarlin of New Castle, Colorado; and grandson Derrick McFarlin and Addison Kerklo of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; grandson Colby McFarlin and Savannah Byers and great-grandson Logan McFarlin of Grand Junction, Colorado. Lloyd is also survived by his brothers Clyde McFarlin and Carol Pearman of Ignacio, CO; Gary and Linda McFarlin of Salt Lake City, UT; and sister Ramona and Larry Richards of Hurricane, UT. In addition, a host of very special nieces and nephews.
There will be a viewing Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood Springs.
A memorial service will be held at the Aspen Chapel, Friday, October 4, 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations if desired can be made to Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, PO Box 3768, Basalt, CO 81621; http://www.hchotv.org.
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