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Lyle Roy Dillard


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Lyle Roy Dillard Obituary
Lyle Roy Dillard, 75, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, surrounded by family at his home in Sugar Hill, Georgia.
Lyle was born June 14,1939, in Blackfoot, Idaho, the first son of Lyle and Marguerite Dillard. He was raised in Blackfoot where he enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting with his family; a pursuit he continued for the rest of his life. While attending Blackfoot High School, he was active in basketball and track. He had a great interest in cars and spent every possible moment working on and racing hot rods and learning what made them go fast.
He attended the University of Idaho, and then decided to join the Navy. Lyle was part of the honor guard during naval graduation ceremonies.
During his four years in the Navy, Lyle was able to visit several places in the Pacific Ocean. He was stationed on the aircraft carrier, Midway, where he served as a radio/radar on A3 bombers. His free time was spent learning to become a deep-sea diver and fisherman. He continued these hobbies throughout his life while he worked in Washington, Hawaii, Philippines, and Seychelles Islands.
While in Washington he met his first wife, Arlene Vroman. They had four children Tamera, Lyle, Crystal, and Suzanne.
After his discharge from the Navy, he remained in the Northwest where he went to work for Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Lyle than moved north to Skagit Valley, where he worked for Dunlap Towing and perfected his salmon fishing skills.
Lyle met and married the love of his life and soulmate Doreen Laporte while working in the Seychelles Islands for Johnson Control. They had one daughter, Allison. They moved back to the States and spent some time in Blackfoot. He resumed working for a Johnson Control affiliate in Sugar Hills, Georgia until retirement. He returned to Blackfoot in August to go camping and fishing one last time with his family.
His parents, Lyle and Marguerite Dillard, preceded him in death. Lyle is survived by his wife, Doreen; his children; brother Doug (Beverly) Dillard Folsom, California and Blackfoot, and his sisters Anne Dillard Lim Blackfoot and Marie (Bob) Barnett Gilbert, Arizona.
At Lyle's request there will be no service. The family and friends will gather next summer for a celebration of his life. Donations may be made to the Bingham County Humane Society, PO Box 385, Blackfoot, ID 83221
Published in The Morning News on Dec. 13, 2014
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