Obituary:Lyle Duane (Laddie) Hirst
After a two-year, courageous battle with cancer, Lyle Duane “Laddie” Hirst, 68, passed away at his home in Manson, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, surrounded by family.
He was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Coulee City, Wash., to George and Neva (Forney) Hirst.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; sons, Duane Hirst, Robert Perry (Kim), and Shawn Perry (Teresa); step-daughters, Michelle Paganucci (Robert Hopkins), and Nicole Paganucci; grandchildren, Kristoffer (Meghan) Perry, Josh Perry, Brooke Hirst, Jacob Perry and Brenden Perry; sisters, Georgia Nelson and Pat (Willis) McKinney; and brother, Leroy (Roseanne) Hirst.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He worked as a superintendent for Tri-State Construction, Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. for 34 years until his retirement in February 2010.
Lyle had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He always made you smile.
He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Family, friends and others whose lives Lyle touched are invited to his memorial to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, chat at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Manson Grange Hall, 157 Wapato Way, Manson, Wash. 98831.