Lyle Barton, 49, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 with his family at his home in North Powder after a battle with cancer.
Lyle was born to Joe and Elaine (Logsdon) Barton at Baker City on Feb. 11, 1962.
He grew up in and went to school in Lakeview. Lyle was active in T-ball, little league and mostly passionate about cars, mechanics and music, all types. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and snowmobiling. His true passion was hard work, having many occupations in his life, including service in the U.S. Army Guard. He followed the logging industry mostly. Lyle spent the majority of his life in the hills. The mountains is where he found himself at home.
Lyle left home at 16 to join the Job Core and eventually working as a ranch hand in Oregon and Wyoming. Moving to oil rigs and bar tending, shortly after. Moving back and then he meet his first wife Jan Calhoun. He married Jan in 1983, having two children Cody and Joseph residing in Baker City, Haines, Elko, Nev. and North Powder. Lyle met his wife Laura Cassidy in 2007 moving to Enterprise. In October they moved to St. Helens where they married Dec. 11, 2010 coming home to North Powder in July 2011.
Lyle was preceded in death by his father Joe Barton.
He is survived by his wife Laura Barton; sons Cody and Joesph Barton, Joesy Perez, Evan Mock and Erick Davis; brother Rick Barton; mother Elaine Logsdon; grandchildren Elijah, Ceilee, Mitch, Garret Barton and Cheynne Hascall.
A celebration of life for Lyle was held at Baker City Eagles Lodge on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.