Lee Helle wrote: "To me these uncles stood seven foot tall barefooted and there was nothing they could not do. Uncle Lloyd, I'm sure that most have heard the story of roadgrader and pickup truck, has anyone heard about the two boys that snuck out of the house one night with Lloyds double barrel? these boys by the way had the good intentions of killing an owl that was thinning out the flock of chickens. I don't think we hit the owl but believe you me that 12 gauge woke up the household."

From the book, "Frederick Helle & Katharine Krauser" by Alice I Riley, published in 1985: "Lloyd was the oldest son of George and Ida (Kaler) Helle. He was the second father (or mother, if necessary) to the other children through out his life under his parent's roof. When twenty-five years of age he met a girl "with a big smile and dark eyes, "Opal Maxine Behymer", and made her his wife. Lloyd was a farmer for forty years, road commissioner for thirty years prior to 1976 and worked at the Truax Coal Company for twenty-five years, retiring in 1968."

From the book, "As I remember my Family", published by Sheldon Helle in1990: excerpts written by Sheldon: "Lloyd, like most boys back then, worked when there was work to be done, which was most of the time. Most of the work then was farm work, wood cutting, and sawmilling. On Sunday afternoons the neighborhood boys would gather at one farm or another to talk, play ball, tell stories or lift iron weights to see who was the strongest. Lloyd was the champion."

From the book "Memories of a Country Girl" by Ethel Helle Walton, published in 1981, quotes from Chapter 20, My Oldest Brother, Lloyd: "All of my brothers have mechanical ability, more some than others, non emore highly regarded than that of Lloyd. Lloyd began firing steam engines at the age of eight. ....... Lloyd being the oldest, always felt responsible for us, even after he left home. Mom had quite a way of handling us. When she went places she simply gave an older child the responsiblity of the younger one. As they were getting ready to leave once, Lloyd said he thought they ought to stay home. He was afraid she would lose one of us. We had a fence around the yard when we had little ones. Lloyd was leaving for work one morning and almost backed his car over Gene. The gate needed to be fixed and Gene had got out. It was repaired before Lloyd went on to work that morning."

Memories of Lloyd by Brother Gail Helle:
"Lloyd had to put up with us as little brothers and sisters. There was a special place in my heart for him; quiet, unassuming, always gentle, kind, never cross. What a thrill it was when Lloyd brought home our first new sister-in-law. My first suit of clothes were given to me by Opal. She bought me a handful of commies; poor boy marbles made of clay and painted all colors. I always looked forward to Lloyd coming to Wyoming on Sundays for he would give me a dollar to wash his car. I thought that was dumb because he knew I would have done it for nothing." (Sharon Bearce)