Lyle Dwane Coombs, born Oct. 13th, 1928, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, February 21st, 2020. Waiting to meet him were his parents, all of his siblings, and grandson, Clint. He is survived by his wife Louise, children Terry, Janet, and Troy, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Born to Burt and Deycie Coombs in Richfield, Colorado, he spent his childhood years working on their family farm before moving to Mesa as a teenager for the rest of his life. He met his sweetheart, Louise Johnson, shortly after and they enjoyed nearly 70 years of marriage together. Lyle’s great love in life was being a cowboy, both in the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona. His ability to fix anything and the many summers spent camping at Jim Crick with his family will be sorely missed. Viewing services are Friday, February 28th, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa. Funeral services are Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10036 E. Brown Rd., Mesa.
Uncle Lyle was the quintessential Arizona cowboy. He was always mild-mannered and happy. We always had fun when we came to visit family in AZ and got to stay with him and Aunt Louise. He will be sorely missed. But what a happy reunion for the Coombs family up above. They’re probably dealing another round of canasta about now. Love to you all.
Always had fun at Uncle Lyle & Aunt Louise’s house. I regret not taking advantage of the opportunity to ride his horses more. I’ll be in Mesa/Phoenix area March 25 and was hoping to stop in for a visit. I will still stop by and visit Aunt Louise and the cousins that I can. May you all be comforted in the memories of the good times.