Lyle Clinton Ottosen

March 8, 1946 — March 4, 2015

Lyle Clinton Ottosen

On March 8, 1946, Lyle Clinton Ottosen was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, CO to Byron and Vera Ottosen. He was raised on a ranch three miles west of Meeker. He attended school in Mesa Arizona and Meeker, graduating from Meeker High School in 1964. After graduating he entered into the military, serving the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam, until being honorably discharged in 1966. After serving his Country he returned back to the Meeker area. He met his wife Glenna McCormick. They were married in Rangely CO on May 23, 1968. They were sealed in the Denver Temple on July 8, 1988. He retired from Colowyo Coal in 2011. He held numerous positions within the Latter Day Saints Church, and served for several years, in the Vernal Temple. The couple moved to Fruita in 2012 and he continued to serve the church. Lyle Clinton had a love for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also loved his family and grandchildren. He passed away on March 4, 2015 from illness, surrounded by loved ones at the VA Hospital in Denver. He is survived by his wife Glenna Ottosen; sons: Michael and Tiffany Ottosen and their children, Sheridan and Kobe, Silt ;Larry and Laura Ottosen and their children, Sydney and Trystan, Thornton; sisters: Shirley Fliegel, Vernal; Jo Ann and Fred Findlay, Grand Junction. He is preceded in death by his parents Byron and Vera, and brothers: Duane Peter, and Byron Lavar, Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Meeker LDS Church in Meeker , Colorado. Friends and family may call 1 hour prior to services at the chapel. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery with MIlitary Honors by VFW 5843, under the direction of the Blackburn Vernal Rangely& Meeker Mortuaries. www.blackburnvernalmortuary.com Memorial contributions can be sent to Denver Fisher House Foundation, 14001 E. Iliff Ave., Ste 210 Aurora, CO 80014.
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