Stanley Raymond Carlyle, 75, of Belgrade passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. He was born to Claude and Myrtle (Nygaard) Carlyle on Oct. 9, 1939 in Bozeman, and raised in Belgrade. He was a true Gallatin Valley native spending all but one of his 75 years in the Valley. After graduation, he met Lydia "Janie" Reller. They were married on Nov. 29, 1965 and had a daughter, Carmen.
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Stan was a plant manager for Montana Honey Company, a delivery man for Dairy Gold, and a mechanic and sales associate for 18 years at Gallatin Equipment as a John Deere Dealer. He was a truck driver for 21 years with Figgins Sand & Gravel staying with the company as it became JTL Group and finally Knife River Corp. He was active in the Men's Bowling Association, Belgrade Booster Club, Snowmobile Search and Rescue, was a Lion's Club officer, and a volunteer fire fighter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother, and restoring and showing his 1957 Thunderbird, 1948 ton-and-a-half Ford, and his 1954 Ford F-100 (his first truck in high school).
Stan was preceded in death by his parents; niece, Donna Carlyle; nephew, Darrell "Butch" Carlyle, Jr.; and father-in-law, Frank Reller. He is survived by his wife, Janie; daughter, Carmen (David) Lohr; brother, Darrell (Judy) Carlyle; mother-in-law, Frances Reller; sister-in-law, Susie Fonk; two grandchildren, Alexandria BenDebba and Corey BenDebba; nieces, Debbie (David) Keith and Shirley (Simon) Lopez; nephew, Mike (Debbie) Topp; six great-nieces and nephews; six great-great-nieces and nephews; as well as numerous cousins.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stanley's name to a
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 13, 2014