Funeral services for Lyle Edward Nelson were held June 8 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Worland. Lyle, 73, died of cancer June 3 at the Worland Rehabilitation and Care Center.
He was born Sept. 11, 1938, on the family farm south of Manderson, the son of Julius and Stella Pence Nelson. He grew up in the Emblem, Burlington and Greybull areas. He graduated from Greybull High School in 1956.
He married Jacqueline Braig Dec. 10, 1955. The couple had five children and were later divorced.
Lyle, after a season of farming, attended Barnes Business School in Denver to learning bookkeeping. He returned to Wyoming and worked at Broadbent and Healy Music Store in Worland as a bookkeeper, sales person, and instrument repairman.
Lyle was the bookkeeper for the LU Sheep Company and founded Worland Computer Services in 1969. He did computer work for four banks and assumed the bookkeeping work for a number of local businesses into the mid 1980s.
Lyle married Linda Baker Edmonds Feb. 3, 1978. They continued to make their home in Worland.
Lyle enjoyed woodworking, carpentry and other do-it-yourself projects. Lyle and Linda enjoyed traveling and visiting family and spent a month or two every year traveling in their motor home, visiting new parts of the country.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Linda of Worland; his children and their spouses, Robert Nelson, Kevin and Karen Nelson, Mark and Marcia Nelson of Thermopolis, Chandra and Wes Pinkerton, Kristene Watson of Worland and Robert and Karlyn Edmonds of Wemtumja, Ala; siblings, Loren Nelson of St. George, Utah, Shirley Nelson of Denver, Carolyn Bosch of Sandy, Utah, Linda Schneider of Worland, Marvin Nelson of Cody and Debbie Weiner of Orange, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Bryant Funeral Home, Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.