NLJ Staff

Dec. 12, 1935–Dec. 28, 2022

Lyle Harry Ackley passed peacefully Dec. 28, 2022, at Mondell Heights in Newcastle, Wyo.

He was born Dec. 12, 1935, to Calvin Ackley and Opal (Boyd) Ackley in Newcastle. 

Lyle is survived by his daughters, Dawn (Ackley) Borghesi (Jeff Palazzo), Kristin McDonnell (Kevin McDonnell); and grandchildren, Lauren (Borghesi) Soanes, Justin Borghesi and Kameron McDonnell; as well as three great-grandchildren. 

After graduating from high school in Newcastle, Lyle joined the Navy. He settled in California with his young family, where he became a successful salesman, as well as owning a men’s clothing store in Sonoma.

He married his perfect partner, Loretta, in February 1972 and in 1999 brought her back to live in his hometown. 

Although retired, he liked to be busy and took a job at the Weston County Senior Center. Lyle enjoyed playing the guitar and singing hymns at the Four Corners Church to celebrate his faith. We know he is at peace to be home with the Lord and Loretta Mae.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railway Ave., Newcastle, WY, 82701 or expressions of sympathy may also be made online at


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