Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Lyle
August 23, 1933 – April 26, 2019
Dorothy Evelyn Roberts Lyle was born August 23, 1933 in Brownsville, Texas to Glenn and Coylah Evelyn (Rosendahl) Roberts. Dorothy spent her early childhood in south Texas, later settling with her family in Wills Point, Texas. She graduated from Wills Point High School in 1950 where she was active in the FHA, Senior Girls Council, Latin Club, the journalism staff and was an Honor Graduate.
Dorothy, an avid reader, continued her education at East Texas State University (now known as Texas A&M Commerce) where she pursued her passion for teaching. After college, she began her career at Electra High School as a Home Economics Teacher. While there she met and fell in love with William Edgar Lyle, Jr. They were married June 2, 1959 and settled in Wichita Falls, Texas where they began their family. They were blessed with 3 children. They eventually settled in Fairfax, VA where ballet lessons, sports activities, church and school filled their daily lives. While there, Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed all that the Washington DC area offered in the realm of culture, history, museums and her favorite activities: attending plays and musicals. Any time family came to visit she would thoroughly enjoy being the BEST tour guide ever!
The family eventually returned to Texas and Dorothy embarked on a long career in the Oil & Gas Industry. She was very active in professional organizations supporting women in the Oil Industry in particular, Desk & Derrick Club of Dallas and DFW ALTA (Association for Lease & Title Analysts) where she served as President for both. These organizations were near and dear to her heart where she developed and fostered lifelong friendships. Her experience with these organizations were fruitful and so rewarding for her. She enjoyed many trips and traveled extensively with these friends.
In her later years she spent quality time with her 7 grandchildren who affectionately called her “Grandma D”. She loved each and every one of them immeasurably. Her favorite trip she ever took was to Hawaii with family. When she wasn’t traveling you could always find her enjoying a great read or at Chico’s selecting a new outfit. She was always so elegant in her dress and in her manners and pretty much was rarely seen without her “bling” yet her heart was always down to earth and gracious to everyone.
Above all, her relationship with Christ was her greatest joy. She loved her membership at Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano for over 40 years and later cherished her bible study at Atria Canyon Creek. If there is anything she could pass along to others, it would be to love the Lord Jesus with all your heart, mind and soul.
Dorothy left this world on April 26, 2019 at 7:07 am surrounded by loved ones. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Bob Roberts, her loving husband, and her grandson Billy. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law William and Cris Lyle, daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Duane Warrick, daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Bart Aldridge, brother James Roberts, and sister Glenda Roberts. Additionally, she is survived by 6 grandchildren; they are Sydney and Danny Warrick, Evelyn, Libby, Philip, and John Aldridge. She also leaves behind numerous cousins and a niece and nephew.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Desk & Derrick Club of Dallas (dallasdandd.com), the American Lung Association (lung.org) or Child Fund International (childfund.org).
Services will be held, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas. Family to receive guest hour prior. Committal Service and Interment will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City, TN with Pastor Scott Thompson officiating.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Lyle and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.
- Committal Service & Interment Saturday, May 4, 2019