Funeral services for Lyle Stanhope, 80, of Baker were held Aug. 9, 2013 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker with Pastor Mike Davis officiating.
Posted on August 15, 2013
Funeral services for Lyle Stanhope, 80, of Baker were held Aug. 9, 2013 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Burial was in the Bonnievale Cemetery with Military Rites presented by American Legion Post #35.
Lyle passed away Aug. 4, 2013 at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker.
Lyle Stanhope was born Mar. 8, 1933 on his grandparents’ place south of Baker. His aunt, Lillye Cate, was the midwife. He attended Baker schools, and at a very young age went to work for E.P. Meffert. At age 18, he was working for Ross and Powers Construction as a semi-truck driver. He also worked for Eldon Bohner hauling crude oil from Little Beaver Oilfield to a Northern Pacific Railroad branch line in Ollie. He was also a relief driver for the Highway Post Office in the 50s and entered the Army in 1953. Lyle was married to Myrtle Hudson on Sept. 8, 1953 in Miles City. They lived at Fort Lewis, Wash. After Lyle was honorably discharged in 1955, they lived in Dupuyer, Missoula, Harlowton, and Bridger following pipeline construction. In October of 1957, they moved to Kingman, Ariz., where their first child, Brett Kerry, was born Apr. 25, 1958. In 1957, Lyle graduated from Tulsa Welding School. They then moved back to Baker and started their own welding business, L & M Welding. It was in Baker their second child, Allison Paige, was born on June 20, 1967. Lyle retired and sold the welding business in 1982. He then became manager of the Baker Club until ill health demanded he retire.
Lyle enjoyed being outside and working in his garden and yard. He was very good at fabricating things, and he designed and built many things over his lifetime. Lyle was a 40 year member of the American Legion and a 20 year volunteer for the Baker Fire Department.
Lyle was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Betty Stanhope, and his parents-in-law, Bert and Carol Hudson.
Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle; one son, Brett (Erin) Stanhope and their children Jason Stanhope, Mariah (Carl) Phea and their daughter Seloria, and Kerry Stanhope, all of Texas; one daughter, Allison (Don) Wyrick and their children, Robert Stanhope of Virginia, Brad (Crystal) Stanhope and their daughter Ashley, Matthew Stanhope and his daughter Aysha, Eric (Jolene) Wyrick and their son Mason, Tyler (Sara) Wyrick and their sons Noah and Wyatt, Mikenna Wyrick and Justin Wyrick, all of Baker. He is also survived by his siblings, Ashley (Elaine) Stanhope, Lane (Robin) Stanhope, Janice Stanhope, Jean (Walt) Hanratty, all of Baker, Dale (Joann) Stanhope and Roger (Judy) Stanhope of California, Neal (MaryLou) Stanhope of Nevada; numerous nephews and nieces.
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