Marvin Flinn passed away on July 26, 2021 after a long and colorful life.   

   He was born on March 5, 1917 to Richard and Edna Flinn on a farm in Arkansas, the fourth of their six children and the last to depart.  The family moved to California during the Dust Bowl, where Marvin enlisted in the army in 1938.  A veteran of World War II, he went on to serve 30 years in the military, retiring at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force in 1968. His service brought him to a wide variety of locations domestically and abroad, including both Germany and Japan, until finally settling in Colorado Springs where he remained the rest of his life.

   Throughout his life he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, camping, and fishing in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and beyond, including camping in Alaska and deep sea fishing off the coast of Mexico.  He also enjoyed gambling, gardening, and gathering with friends of various fraternal organizations to which he belonged.

   Marvin is survived by his children Sandy, Wendy, Mach, and Alan, as well as the children of his deceased son Patrick and a number of other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

   A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 5 at The Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO.   

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  1. The last time I spent a couple of day with Uncle Marvin ..After backing his car out of the garage with him directing ever move I made . Only those who have had that privilege know what fun that was. We went out to breakfast and he asks me ,do you want to go see my cabin. I thought it was maybe a hour away ha! .99 miles 3 climate changes 15 miles of dirt we arrived at his cabin..
    stayed a few minutes . on the return trip i got a ticket for not moving over for a highway patrol
    parked on the side of the road . He asked me why did you smile at that cop. I said i was hoping to just get a warning …He replied didn’t work huh.Uncle Marvin had a sense of humor that a lot of Flinn’s share
    I will always hold the memory of the time we shared. Patti (Flinn) Hatch

  2. We deeply regret the loss of Mr. Flinn our good neighbor. We traded garden harvests for a number of years and talked when we were outside and saw him working in his yard. We always admired how well maintained he kept his yard and attended his garden. He was a wonderful neighbor.

  3. Marvin was my Uncle, and our stand in grandfather for my father, Jewel, his oldest brother. He was kind and generous with me and my children: Isla Flinn Schanuel, Elizabeth A.M. Flinn Schanuel, Philip Buddy Flinn Schanuel. We enjoyed his stories, his garden, his home, and the time he spent with us. He made a tremendous difference in our family. He was smart, good looking, and full of energy. Our sympathy goes out to all the friends and relatives of Uncle Marvin, for our collective loss. May he rest in peace and watch over all of us from above.

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