Lyle Joseph Troth
Our beloved husband and father, Lyle Joseph Troth, Jr., age 79, passed from this life from a motorcycle accident near Gateway, Colorado, on April 22, 2012. He was born in Colorado Springs to Lyle and Grace Troth and was the husband of Joan Kasten Troth since 1960. He was the father of Lisa Sholten (Bryan Sholten) of Lakewood, Colo., and Jason Troth (Kimmy Craige) of Telluride, Colo. He is also survived by sisters Ida May Sponholtz of Florence, Colo., Mary Lowes of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mildred Troth of Guffey, Colo., brother Edgar Lee Troth of Carol Stream, Illinois, two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.Lyle attended Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida, Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Lyle served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 where he obtained Sgt. 1st Class/crew chief on a B-47 Strato jet.Lyle worked as a teacher and administrator, and in later years as a talented gunsmith.He was a master craftsman and an educated mechanic whose skills included many trades and disciplines. He could fix anything. He enjoyed teaching in elementary and secondary schools and at the college level, in addition to Hunter Education and Red Cross training classes. Lyle took pride in his abilities to entertain and teach at the same time. He had a good sense of humor and was always trying to think of a joke, quip, or something to make people laugh.Lyle was known by many people due to activities over the years, including the following groups or organizations: American Red Cross, Elks Club, EMT and ambulance associates, friends and neighbors, Garfield Search & Rescue, gunsmithing customers, Ham radio friends, Harley motorcycle club, Hunter Education students and instructors, 100 Club friends, river runners, Ski Patrol and instructors, snowboarders and skier friends.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs followed by a reception at the Elks Lodge on Highway 6.
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