Former resident of Moclips, Wash., Lyle A. Linton, 96, passed away Aug. 3, 2014, in Shelton, Wash. He was born on Dec. 3, 1917, in Spokane, Wash. Parents were Fred V. Linton and Mildred M. (Sanderson) Linton. Lyle graduated from Colville High School in 1936. He married Esther M. Scott in February 1939, later they divorced. He then married Gladys Anderson (Pickett) in March 1966.
Lyle was well known for his mechanical and welding abilities and for repairing heavy equipment, especially in the logging industry. Lyle worked for several logging companies on the Olympic Peninsula including Aloha, Buck Mountain, Simpson, Lake Cushman Land Co. and later retired in 1979 from Bangor Naval Sub Base as a mechanic/welder. He was in the Operating Engineers 302 and also a life member of the Elks.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shrimping the Hood Canal, the outdoors and road trips. He went on a jet boat through Hells Canyon at the age of 92.
Lyle is survived by his son Jerry L. Linton (Sheila) of Aberdeen, Wash.; two daughters, Lila Hunter (Verne) of Silver Creek., Wash and Jeanie Bryant (Tom) of Humptulips, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Inman.
There will be no public service at Lyle’s request. Arrangements were made by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home in Shelton, Wash.