Lyle Lillian Shelton Rasmussen, 90, of Salt Lake City, died Oct. 17, 2004, at her home.
Her funeral will be at noon Thursday at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, in Salt Lake City. There will be a viewing from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. just prior to the service. There also will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Halfway.
There will be a graveside service at noon Saturday at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Dale Bingham of the Valley Ward will officiate.
Lyle was born on Jan. 2, 1914, at Bear, Idaho, to Earl and Jane Shelton. During her childhood, Lyle’s family lived several places in Idaho and Washington. By the time Lyle was a teenager, the family had made a permanent home in Halfway.
After high school, Lyle attended beauty college and later worked as a beauty operator in Boise. After World War II, Lyle moved to Salt Lake City where she attended business college and worked as a secretary.
In 1947, Lyle married Keith Rasmussen in Salt Lake City. In the early 1950s the couple moved to San Francisco where Keith established a dental equipment company, and Lyle was an executive secretary for the Libby-McNeil company.
For 40 years Lyle and Keith lived on Russian Hill with a great view of San Francisco Bay. Over the years, Lyle’s love of San Francisco became a legacy that touched the lives of countless family members and friends who came to visit.
Lyle also loved to travel with Keith on business trips whenever she could. They collected artifacts from their world travels and included beautiful music and literature among their most treasured possessions.
In the early 1980s, Lyle and Keith established a second home overlooking Temple Square in Salt Lake City. They eventually moved the manufacturing company to Utah and Keith continued with that until his death in 1988.
Lyle deeply missed her companion and the wonderful life they had together. She worked hard and carried on with his business, retiring at the age of 84.
Lyle made a profound impression on all who knew her. Her elegant style and grace became her trademark.
The twinkle in her eye was one indicator of her great sense of humor and keen wit. She was generous and down-to-earth, always appreciating those who demonstrated integrity and kindness.
Lyle passed through extremely difficult challenges at times in her life. Lyle’s dear and loyal friends, Parley and Ann Lloyd, have offered tremendous love and support to Lyle for the past 14 years. The three of them share a unique and eternal bond of friendship.
Lyle was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had strong faith and willingly served in various capacities as a church member.
The last three years Lyle has shared a special and close companionship with Aaron and Sherie. Together with them, Lyle has been assisted by wonderful caregivers.
Her family expressed sincere appreciation to them for their loving care in Lyle’s final years.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Orpha Buchanan, Cora Bradford, and Laura Brunelle; two brothers, Hyle Bradford and Boyd Shelton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Arrangement are under the director of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 22, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor