Lyle Eugene Points, age 71, of Donnelly, Idaho passed away on
Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City,
Lyle Eugene Points was born on Friday, September 19th, 1947 to
Vernon E. and Florence M. (Stewart) Points in Council, Idaho. He
graduated from McCall-Donnelly High School in 1966, and then
earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science in 1972 at the
University of Idaho. Lyle continued his education at the University of
Idaho earning a Master’s Degree in Range Management in 1975.
Lyle was united in marriage to Anna Kathleen “Kathy” (Neely) Points
on April 4th, 1970 in Moscow, Idaho. To this union two children were
born, Kelli and Scott. They lived in Moscow, Idaho from 1970-1975,
then Melville, Montana from 1975-1977, Twin Falls, Idaho from 1977-
2016, then moved to Alta, Iowa in 2017.
Lyle worked at several jobs during his career as a Ruminant
Nutritionist. He started at Fairview Black Angus Cattle Ranch in
Melville, Montana, then at Western Stockmen Supply in Twin Falls,
Idaho, then at Allison Mills in Filer, Idaho, and retired from Points
Ranch of Donnelly, Idaho as a ranch manager. He ran Hap and
Florence Points Sleigh Rides in Donnelly, Idaho from 1988-2017.
He was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at the U of I,
Foreman of a Hot Shot Sawyer Crew for the Payette National Forest
and a board member of the Roseberry Irrigation District and the Valley
Soil and Water Conservation District. He enjoyed spending time with
family, photography, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. He was
passionate about wildlife and loved working cattle, horses and
horseback riding, driving teams of horses, reading about elk and
wildlife, and guiding sleigh rides taking people to view wild elk. Lyle
cherished spending time with his family, especially one on one time
with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed BBQ grilling, cooking
outdoors and hosting holidays, family reunions, and get-togethers. He
also loved listening to good music of all types, going to the movie
cinema, and watching movies and all types of sports (especially
football) with a dynamic home theater entertainment environment.
Another favorite were bi-annual trips to Yellowstone in the fall during
his birthday during the peak of the elk rut, and skiing and
snowmobiling the park in the mystique and majesty of winter. And
always, and at all times, Lyle loved to visit with family and friends.
Lyle is survived by his wife Kathy of Alta, Iowa; daughter, Kelli and
husband Mike Bartholomew of Alta, Iowa; son, Scott and wife Jessica
Points of Donnelly, Idaho; grandchildren, Kade Lindback of St.
Anthony, North Dakota, Jake Points of Donnelly, Idaho, Casey Points
of Donnelly, Idaho, Kimber Bartholomew of Alta, Iowa; sisters, Arlene
Griffiths and Elaine Nelson, both of Boise, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents in 1988.