Ted Lisle, 72

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Teddy "Ted" Le Roy Lisle, 72, died at his home on Oct. 31, 2006.

A celebration of Ted's life was held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, Mountain Home. Inurnment followed at Glenns Ferry Cemetery.

Ted was born on March 30, 1934, in Naches, Wash., to Don and Blanche Lisle.

He married the love of his life, Shirley Allred on Jan. 23, 1954, in Elko, Nev.

Ted's years of rodeoing led to him being inducted into "The Idaho Legends of Rodeo Hall of Fame" in 2005.

He lived most all of his life in King Hill and worked numerous jobs in Elmore County, but spent most of his time with Glenns Ferry Highway District, where he retired in 1998 after 24 years. He was well known for his expertise as a grader operator.

"Ted loved hunting fishing and riding horses with his family but especially with his lifelong love, Shirl," his family said. "He was a devoted family man and instilled this in all of his family. Family meant the world to him, especially when the grandkids and great-grandkids were around."

He is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Shirley, of King Kill; four children, Roxie Johnston and her husband, Brad, of King Hill, Jack Lisle and his wife, Sheri, of Declo, Webb Lisle and his wife, Bonnie, of Bruneau, Trudy Jess and her husband, Tim, of Hammett; two sisters, Frankie Marler and her husband, Duane, of Meridian and Dixie Claiborne and her husband, Kyle, of Nampa; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Jack Lisle.

Contributions may be made in his name to a charity of choice.