Kyrle Wayne Seals died July 7, 2013, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 78.
He was born in Syracuse, Kan., Oct. 29, 1934, to Kyrle F. and Dorothy Seals. He moved with his family to Colorado. They lived in Holly, Hasty and the Lamar area. The family also traveled with a carnival. He attended school in Lamar and later obtained his GED.
He married Mitzie in 1957.
At age 13 he started working for the Lamar theaters. He put up marquee letters, was a projectionist and in 1962 became manager. He worked as a fabricator/welder for a feed yard and for Valley Glass at times. He bought a small auto glass shop and moved to Colorado Springs in 1976. After eight years they sold the shop to his brother and moved to Eckert.
While building his home in Eckert he invented a woodworking jig for which he obtained a design patent. He had the jig manufactured and traveled with his daughter to woodworking shows to sell it.
He enjoyed arrowhead knapping, silversmithing, furniture building, rebuilding his pickup truck, metal fabrication, hunting, fishing, going to yard sales and meeting new people.
Mr. Seals is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mitzie; two granddaughters, Sissily Brown and husband Randy, and Sharla Riegel; five great-grandsons, Jacob, Kyle and Dane Brown, Steven Lischke and Ashton Burns; one brother, Kenneth Seals and wife Cheryl; two sisters, Lucille Hutchison and Ann Mitchell and husband Ken; a brother-in-law, James Tulloch; a nephew, Douglas Tulloch; one aunt; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Sheldon; his daughter, Dorinda "Rindy"; and a brother, Ralph Seals.
A celebration of life was held July 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedaredge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harden Hospice, 924 Spring Creek Road, Unit C, Montrose, CO 81403.
Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors' Delta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.