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Wayne Kyle

Wayne Kyle of Grand Junction, a former resident of Rifle, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at his home. He was 67.He was born March 25, 1936, in Tremont, Ill., to Edward and Pearl Kyle.Mr. Kyle served in the U.S. Navy’s Seabees, and was a Korean War veteran.He married Betty Daugherty, his high school sweetheart, on April 27, 1957, in Mackinaw, Ill.Mr. Kyle demonstrated heavy equipment for large machine corporations.He was a partner in Starks Construction Co. and invented a machine called the “Duke,” which was used to hang the ceiling in Hanging Lake Tunnels in Glenwood Canyon. He served on the board of the Rifle Creek Golf Course.Mr. Kyle loved golf, dancing, golf, golf, and spending time with friends. His idea of a good day on the golf course was scored by the laughter created within the foursome.After retiring, the couple moved to Grand Junction, where Mr. Kyle worked part-time for C&F Foods. For the past two years he devoted all his time as a caregiver for his wife.He was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters,Mr. Kyle is survived by his wife, Betty Kyle of Grand Junction; by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Shannon Kyle of New Castle; by a daughter, Stephanie of Lewisville, Texas; and by grandchildren SPC Jennifer Kyle with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Samantha Kyle of Rifle, and Matthew, Levi, and Shelby of Lewisville, Texas; by a sister, Kay Greer of Mackinaw, Ill.; and by a nephew, Dennis Bumgarner, of Groveland, Ill.A private memorial service will be held at Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction.


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