James Ronald "Jim" Lyle, 84 of Centennial, CO passed away January 2, 2019 of idiopathic fibrosis. Born in Beresford, SD, the youngest of five children. James was a devoted man who leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Marilyn Fickbohm Lyle and 3 surviving children; Diane Vella (Michael) and their children Andrea and Joshua (Kayla), Richard and his children Kayla and Samantha, and David (Carole).
James was preceded in death by his son Randall Mark Lyle, his parents Matthew James and Emma Elizabeth Harms Lyle, two brothers, William and John and two sisters, Marian McWayne and Dorothy Lyle.
His career was with Mt. Bell and he was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was an avid reader and classic car enthusiast and belonged to the Old Ford Club. James served in the U.S. Army as a tank gunner during the latter part of the Korean War as a part of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regt from Feb. 1953 through Feb. 1955. He also served two terms with National Guard in the Military Police and the Signal Corps. He belonged to the American Legion Post #103.
Jim also had a real estate broker's license.
James was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Littleton.
Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow at 11:30 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery (with full military honors.)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Legion Post #103 - P.O. box 281 Littleton, CO 80160 or to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 or to your charity of choice in Jim's memory.