Cole, Lyle Dean (November 22, 1925 - December 28, 1990)

Lyle Dean Cole

Douglas Budget - January 2, 1991

Funeral services for Lyle Dean Cole, 65, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Douglas, with Pastor Frank Wiederrecht officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Cole died Friday, Dec. 28, 1990 due to injuries received in a backhoe accident at the Douglas Park Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 22, 1925 at Scottsbluff, Neb., the son of Elvin Archie "Red" and Cora Jane (Lees) Cole. When Lyle was one month old, the family left Nebraska, and moved to the Horn Ranch near Orin. They lived and worked on various other ranches in the area. He received his education in various country schools around the area, and graduated from high school in Glendo, where he went to help his grandpa, Eugene Cole, a blacksmith who was injured.

He was married to Faun Druzilla Davis on June 3, 1950 in Douglas, and they raised six children.

Lyle spent his entire life in Wyoming except for a short time. He was engaged in ranching all of his life, but worked also for the Converse County Road and Bridge, Link Oil Company, and the City of Douglas, where he worked many years as the cemetery sexton.

He was involved in many organizations including 4-H, FFA, Farm Bureau, Rodeo Club, Wrestling Booster Club, and was awarded the lifetime honorary bowling award among many other recognitions and awards. He enjoyed hunting, ranching, bowling, rodeo, roping, and teaching his children and grandchildren the ways of the West. He had a special love for children, his cattle, and horses.

He is survived by his wife, Faun; six children, Eugene L. Cole, Ruth Ann Penn, Daniel L. Cole, and Laurie J. Seipel all of Douglas, Glenn E. Cole of Mountain Home, Idaho; and Jason M. Cole of Bakersville, Calif.; his mother, Cora J. Cole of Douglas; one brother, Stanley Cole of Wheatland; four sisters, Bernice Hill, Betty Shelden, Norma Huxtable, and Janice Hinckley all of Douglas; 18 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father on Oct. 16, 1979.

Serving as pallbearers will be Conrad Herrera, Monty Clutter, Jack Lewis, Alvin Manning, Steve Smith, and Leon Walker.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of his City of Douglas buddies, his roping buddies, his bowling buddies, and all of his many relatives and other friends.

Friends may call at the Cole family home at 1334 Smylie Road and 32 Irvine Road in Douglas.

Memorials to the Lone Tree Bible Ranch in care of First Baptist Church, Fourth and Oak Street, Douglas, Wyo. 82633 or to the Cole Rodeo Memorial Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, Drawer 689, Douglas, Wyo. 82633 would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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