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Lyle B. Kofoed


March 22, 2017

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Lyle B. Kofoed

Lyle B. Kofoed, 85, passed away March 12, 2017 after a brief illness. 

He was the son of Clarence Henry Kofoed and Grace Baird Kofoed. 

Lyle grew up in Weston/Preston area of Idaho and graduated high school from Preston, Idaho in 1949. He went to the University of Utah on a swimming and diving scholarship and joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict, leaving the service as a corporal. He loved sports and participated in every activity that had a ball, even in the service. He saw much of the western countryside while working for Western Electric and even jousted with a bear in Yellowstone so he could keep his own lunch. He was an electrician by trade and worked for the Beckers fertilizer plant in Soda Springs, Idaho, the State of Idaho maintaining the electrical equipment for Lava Hot Springs pools and ended with his 18 years of service to Texas Gulf Soda Ash.

He enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting, fishing, rock hunting, jewelry making, crafting, drawing and reading.

He was preceded in death by with his five brothers and four sisters, Othello, Orloff, Lorenzo, Earl, Clyde, Helen, Valate, Alene and Armilla; and one of his triplet sons, Casey. 

His living sister, Norma Morrison of Pahrump, Nev., will have to wait for the great Kofoed reunion. Lyle was the youngest of 11 children and has numerous extended family throughout the west.

Lyle was surrounded by his loving family, including his wife Roberta A. Lee, of 52 years; his five children, son Tracy and his wife Terri, son Kyle, the surviving triplets Cody and Sylene; and his two grandchildren Kaylee and Colter.

There will be a private family gathering at a later date for this good humored and loving man.


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