Robert Calvin Lisle, 92 of Greeley, Colorado, died August 1, 2016 at Fairacres Manor in Greeley, Colorado. Robert was born July 28, 1924 to Edwin E. Lisle and Minnie May Middlecoff Lisle in Otis, Washington County, Colorado, the youngest of five boys.
Robert attended both grade and high school in Otis graduating in 1942. After graduation he joined the Naval Aviation Cadet program. He was sent to several bases for flight training, finally finishing in Corpus Christi Texas where he received his wings and the commission of Ensign in 1944.
He served in the WWII South Pacific Theatre until the end of the war in August 1945, taking part in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, flying a bomber off the aircraft carrier USS Randolph.
After returning to Otis he and his brother purchased a ranch north of Weldona, Colorado where they ranched for the next 42 years.
He married Mary McCaffrey on April 20, 1947. They had an enjoyable life of ranching, square dancing, and woodworking.
He was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder.
After Robert retired the Lisle’s moved to Greeley, Colorado.
Robert accumulated over 5000 hours of volunteer work at RSVP, UCCC, NCMC, First Presbyterian Church, and the Greeley Senior Center since his move to Greeley.
Robert is survived by his nephew, two nieces, and several nephews and nieces of Mary McCaffrey’s.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his brothers, Harland, Marvin, Clarence, and Willard
At his request, there was no funeral or memorial service. His ashes were inurned in the Fort Morgan Presbyterian Church Columbarium in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Published in the Fort Morgan Times on Aug. 11, 2016
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