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Edward Lyle WIlliams

November 18, 1934 — June 29, 2019

Edward “Lyle” Williams, 84, of Sandpoint, Idaho passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.


Graveside services will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 6th at Pack River Cemetery in Sandpoint, Idaho with a Potluck immediately following at Lyle’s home, 995 Jacobson Road. A Family & Friends viewing will be held on Friday July 5th from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM at Coffelt Funeral Services in Sandpoint, Idaho.


Lyle was born on November 18th, 1934 at his parents’ home in Kootenai, Idaho. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his parents, as well as fowl hunting with his dad. He attended Kootenai Elementary and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1953. He worked for the forest service during his younger years, and retired from the Colburn Lumber Mill many years later.


He married Patricia Anne Jenkins after graduating high school and together they had 5 children: Cheryl, Kathy, Theresa, Edward, and Connie. The two divorced and Lyle later married Retta Merkley on January 19th, 1972 in Coeur d’alene, Idaho. The two enjoyed gardening and spending time together on the family farm off Jacobson Road.


 Lyle is survived by a brother David Williams, children Cheryl Danson of Post Falls, Idaho; Kathy (Dale) Cooper of Sisters, Oregon; Theresa Gunter of Sandpoint, Idaho, Edward Williams of Sandpoint, Idaho; Connie Williams of Moscow, Idaho; 3 step-children; Boyd Merkley of Post Falls, Idaho; Barbara (Steve) Hartman of St. Maries, Idaho; Chris Merkley of Sandpoint, Idaho; as well as numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren.


Lyle was proceeded in death by his parents, Fred and Helen Williams (Peterson), spouse Retta May Williams, and siblings Frederick, Helen, and Jerry.

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