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1933 Alfred 2020

Alfred Lyle Yearsley

July 30, 1933 — June 8, 2020

The Lord has called home one of his faithful and valiant sons. On June 8, 2020 Alfred "Lyle" Yearsley peacefully left this world to return to his Heavenly Home. While here on this earth Lyle faithfully executed the tasks he was assigned.

Born on July 30, 1933 in Malad, Idaho, Lyle grew up on the farm in SE Idaho where he learned the value of hard work and responsibility. He served an honorable mission for his church in the Western States mission where he met his future bride to be Lillian Gay Neves. There was a Ping Pong table involved. They were married for time and eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 26, 1956 after which he was called to serve his country in the Armed Forces. Together they raised a family of six successful children who remain close to each other to this day.

He is survived by his wife; Lillian "Gay" Yearsley, his children; David Yearsley (Melody), Gyle Yearsley (Maryann), Colleen Roderick (Randy), Janette Yearsley, James Yearsley, Steven Yearsley (Natalie), as well as a younger sister, Ruth Ann Thompson. He had 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Lyle and Gay have been married for 64 years and to all his grand and great-grandchildren he was affectionately known as Grampie.

Lyle was known as a hard worker. He loved working and he taught his children the value and rewards of hard work. He provided well for his family. Although his occupation was a railroad engineer, his passion was building, specifically building with wood. Many people have benefited from his talents whether it was step stools for his great grandchildren, hope chests for his granddaughters, even nightstands for his grandsons or a beautiful hand-built cabin for them all.

He loved spending time with family at the cabin. It kept him young. He enjoyed motorcycles and snowmobiles for many years. He celebrated his 80th birthday by having all his family join him there. That was a lot of people! It is a place of many happy memories and a legacy to his family.

Lyle also leaves a legacy as dedicated father and husband. He has completed his mission here on earth valiantly, but he will be missed by those of us left behind.

A private family service will be held at Wilks Funeral Home by invitation only, following the State of Idaho's guidelines through the Coronavirus pandemic. Those who cannot attend may view the service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 on Lyle's tribute page at

A public viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road Chubbuck, Idaho. A viewing will also be available prior to the service on Friday from 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family under the "Tribute Wall" tab above.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alfred Lyle Yearsley, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

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Friday, June 12, 2020

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