COMO –James Edwin Kyle, “Jim”, of Como, Montana, led a life of integrity and honor. Jim was with his family when he passed away in peace on Dec. 8, 2017 at the age of 91. He was born on Dec. 13, 1925, in Darby, Montana, to Edwin “Ned” and Mabel Kyle. He attended school in Darby; Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman; and Walla Walla College in College Place, Washington.
In 1945 he served in the United States Army as part of the occupying forces in Japan. Upon returning in June of 1947, Jim married his sweetheart, Sybil Morrison, and together they had four children; Kenneth, Jerry, Barbara, and Carolyn. For 28 years he worked for the Rocky Mountain Laboratory and particularly enjoyed working for Dr. Edgar Ribi researching innovative treatment for cancer. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist church in Darby, and was dedicated to serving people. Jim was a regular at Red Cross blood drives as he donated 27ƒ gallons of blood over the years. Recently when receiving a blood transfusion as part of his healthcare, he commented “I might need that last ƒ gallon of blood back.” Jim was known for his good sense of humor and quick wit. He dearly loved being part of the Bitterroot community and had many stories to tell about its history. He also enjoyed ham radio, and stayed in touch with a network of friends on the airwaves.
Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Sybil; sons, Ken and Jerry Kyle; daughters, Barbara Gren and Carolyn Sturges; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters; Bonny Eichner and June Iseminger of College Place, Washington, and brother Bill Kyle of Darby, but was preceded in death by his brother Bob Kyle of Darby.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2018. Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to the Christian Braille Foundation. https://christianrecord.org/give/
Thank you for joining us in honoring Jim’s life.