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Gaylord A. Lyman

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff

Gaylord A. Lyman, formerly of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colo. He was 95 years old.

Graveside services were Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Summit Ridge Cemetery in Dolores, Colo. Military honors were conducted by Ute Mountain American Legion Post No. 75.

Gaylord Allan Lyman was born July 30, 1917, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Theodore and Lola (Bell) Lyman.

Mr. Lyman was a Navy man and a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was also a veteran of the Korean War.

He served in the military for 20 years, retiring as chief machinist's mate. After he was discharged, Mr. Lyman spent another 20 years working for Atlantic Richfield/British Petroleum.

He married Beverly Dolores Haddan on March 12, 1955, in Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple relocated to the Dolores River Valley in Colorado where he spent the next 40 years.

His family said he loved big band music, dancing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Gregory and her husband Gary of Dolores, Colo.; grandchildren Tiffany Huff and her husband Lonnie of Dolores, Colo., Kelsey Carver of Scottsbluff, Neb., Keenan Carver and his wife Katie of Fort Collins, Colo., and Kalen Carver of Lander; great-grandchildren Rylan Huff, Paige Horne and Kaysie Horne; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Beverly Lyman; parents Theodore and Lola Lyman; and six brothers and one sister.

Memorial contributions can be made to Boys Town, P.O. Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010 or to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79105, both charities Mr. Lyman supported throughout his life.

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