October 22, 1938 - October 26, 2020
Carol Louise Lyle of Ulysses, Kansas was accepted into God’s loving arms on October 26, 2020. She had just celebrated her 82nd birthday while residing at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas.
Carol was the 4th daughter of Leslie and Opal (Strode) Walker of Weskan, Kansas. She was born on October 22, 1938 on the family farm north of Ulysses. She graduated from Weskan High School in 1956 with many lifelong friends. During her senior year in high school, Carol met Ewing Lyle of Ulysses, and after attending 1 year at Fort Hays State University, they married on June 16, 1957. Their married life together began with a move to Bonners Ferry, Idaho where they also started their family. Penny Jo, Daniel Dean, and Kevin Keith were born there. In November of 1960, Carol and Ewing with the 3 kids in tow, moved to the family farm in Ulysses where their family continued to grow with the birth of Lyn Leslie and Joan Louise. The family farm grew and developed with many innovative ideas, eventually leading to the creation of Sky Copters, a helicopter service. This venture took Carol on a different path in life as she earned her CDL and learned the art of mixing and filling the helicopter flown by Dan. After the end of her marriage to Ewing, Carol and Dan traveled to many different places and met many people who fondly referred to her as “Mom”. Carol’s sense of humor, humbleness and caring personality touched many lives from around the world. Carol loved to attend church at the First Baptist Church in Ulysses celebrating the love of God with her fellow church members, and where she was a longtime member. Carol held her family very close to her heart. She loved having family gatherings at the family farm. Yet another love of Carol´s was cooking, and she was well known and appreciated for her chicken noodle soup, peanut clusters, and cinnamon rolls that she was more than willing to share with anyone that needed a little special attention. Quilting was a hobby she found time for later in life, and finished her last quilt a few days before her passing.