Kathryn Lyle, 86, of Billings, passed away naturally in her sleep the night after her family reunion in Wall, S.D. She was able to visit the family ranch for the first time in many years and talked with her surviving sisters, brothers, and cousins on Labor Day weekend.
Kathryn ‘Kathy’ Lyle was known as a hard worker and was dedicated in jobs she held and to her family. She worked for Don Forbes at the Westward Ho/Juniper motel for 10 years. She enjoyed her work and met many interesting people who spent a night or two at the motel. She later went to work for Billings Clinic in the housekeeping department, where she worked for close to 30 years. She enjoyed bringing treats and fun knick knacks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the hospital. She had a unique smile and a fun loving sense of humor. She worked until she was 84 years of age, not because she had too, but because she enjoyed getting out of the house and being around people. She is known among her family for her frequent drop bys to give thoughtful little gifts and her phone calls to check in on children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was an awesome mother to her children and their many friends she transported to basketball, football, and baseball practices.
Born in Wall, S.D., a daughter of Christ and Emily Huether, she was a cheerleader at Quinn High School, in Quinn, S.D., where she graduated in 1952. She married her high school sweetheart Daniel G. Lyle on Dec. 27, 1953.
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She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Lyle; her sisters, Ruth Pourier, Roseanna Shaffer, and Phylis Kilpatrick; and her daughter, Linda Dorsett. She will be lovingly remembered by her five children, Donald, Terry, Dennis (wife Angela) in Billings; Thomas in Salt Lake City, UT; and Cindy Martinez in Billings; her sisters, Delja Hoffman and Violet Smoot of Wall, S.D., Marge Martin of Rapid City, S.D.; her brothers, William ‘Sonny’ in Wall, S.D., and Leroy in Redondo Beach, CA. She was also blessed to have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at 12 (noon) on Saturday, Sept. 14th, at Smith Funeral Chapels on 925 South 27th Street.
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