Life Story for
Delyle (Lyle) C. Phippen, 97, of Carey, Idaho, “graduated” from this world on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. He was born April 20, 1917 in Harmony, Utah to his parents, Carl M. Phippen and Florence Kelsey, and was raised in Carey where he learned to work hard as well as enjoy the great outdoors. He grew to be very independent and was content with those things that really matter in life. He made many friends over the years, and enjoyed sharing stores about the days gone by, including his first years of formal education in a little one room schoolhouse up near the Littlewood reservoir. As a young man he received his high school diploma from Carey HS, and afterwards during the depression joined the CCC camps in northern Idaho.
Delyle loved to farm, hunt game, fish, and search the hillside for beautiful rocks or anything of interest nature provided. His was a lifetime pursuit to obtain a great knowledge of the world in which he lived, and he amazingly retained (and was willing to share) all that he learned. He stayed busy, believed in the law of the harvest, enjoyed growing a garden each year, and was happy to share the fruit from his trees with all who might benefit. He was a very generous person, and expressed his interest in helping the youth further their education by establishing a college scholarship fund as a memorial to his sister, Eva, which benefited many local youths.
As was his nature, Delyle, without any “fuss or fanfare” quietly slipped from mortality, and returned to his Maker. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Eva, and many of his “chums”, He is survived by a distant cousin Ray (Carlie) Baird of Carey, and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.