March 27, 1915 – Feb. 26, 2014
No services are planned for Winferd Lyle McPeek, who will be buried at Mount View Cemetery in Basin. Lyle, 98, of San Dimas, Calif., died Feb. 26, 2014, at an assisted living facility in San Dimas.
He was born March 27, 1915, at Mulhall, Okla., the son of Winferd and Carrie McPeek. The family moved in 1917 from Oklahoma to Lander where his father hauled feed for a cattle company. In 1920 the family moved to Casper where they homesteaded on Casper Mountain.
When Lyle was 8 years old the family traded their homestead for a farm on the Greybull River. They loaded all their belongings in a railroad stock car and moved to Basin, where he received his education.
Lyle later bought a farm on Dorsey Creek where he raised registered Hampshire hogs. He enjoyed elk hunting and fishing in the Paintrock basin.
Lyle sold his farm in the early 1970s and moved to California where he married Opal Dell Clark. In 2003, Lyle moved to the assisted living facility.
Lyle lived a long and good life. He loved California because of the warm winters and close shopping facilities. He spent most of his time tending to his large garden.
Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Dell Clark, in 1987; a stepdaughter, Diana Dell Deans; his parents Winferd and Carrie McPeek; two brothers, Keith McPeek and James McPeek; three sisters, Laroice Mayland, Helen Caufield, and his twin, Lela Snyder.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Gale Huff of San Dimas and Susie Ewing of Carlsbad, Calif., and a step-granddaughter.