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Tyler Lyman

June 22, 1961 — January 27, 2024

Escalante, Utah

Tyler Lyman, Escalante, Utah

    Forest Tyler Lyman, known to his friends as Tex, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 27, 2024, after a short battle with cancer. His loss will be felt for years to  come. 

    Tyler was born on June 22, 1961, in Panguitch to Lincoln Lyman and Rolain Alvey. He was raised in Escalante and graduated from Escalante High School in 1979. He was a talented athlete and loved playing basketball. He married Lisa Shakespear in 1981 and had four of the best kids around: Jamie, Jennifer, Joni, and Justin. Tyler was known for his strong work ethic and loved spending his free time ranching and farming. He shared his love of farming with his kids but loved it most when he had his grandkids in tow. He taught them how to move cows, change sprinklers, drive the four-wheeler, and feed the variety of livestock and animals he had, including his buffalo. The kids and the dogs always knew grandpa would have a treat for them. If he wasn’t home, he could always be found puttering around the field, building some contraption to make the farm run better, or BS-ing with his buddies. Tyler had a lot of friends and their friendship meant everything to him. 

    Tyler loved to work and he worked from sun up to sun down. At the young age of 12, he helped train race horses for Dee Haws and Blake Robinson. When he was in high school, he worked to pay for his most prized possession at the time, a ’68 Mustang. He left Escalante right after high school to work on the oil rigs in Alaska. When the rigs slowed down, he decided to come home and start working for his dad at Lincoln Lyman Construction. He loved being on a piece of equipment and could run a backhoe blindfolded. After Lincoln’s death in 2002, he went to work for South Central Communications on their construction crew. At the time he got sick, he was working for Citation Oil and Gas. He would have loved to get back out on his ranch and return to work. 

    Tyler is survived by his wife Lisa; their four children: Jamie Lyman, Jennifer (Todd) Goodrich, Joni (Eric) Hardison, and Justin (Kaylee) Lyman; grandchildren: Caitlynn, Chasey,  Capri, Alee, Brody, Danica, Peyton, Berklee, Haddley, Swayzee, Brooks; mother, Rolain Alvey; sisters and brothers: Danna Alvey, Faye Lyman, Gwen (Don) Porter, Richard Lyman, and Kim Lyman. 

    He is preceded in death by his father, Lincoln; brother, Lincoln Wade; sister, Ruth Lane; and brother-in-law, Darrell Alvey.

    Please join the family for funeral services on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Escalante 2nd Ward Chapel. There will be no public visitation. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

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