Lyle Maynard, 80, of Eagle Butte, peacefully passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Medicine Wheel Village, Eagle Butte.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at the United Church of Christ Church, Eagle Butte with Pastor Pauline Webb presiding. Burial will follow in the Eagle Butte Cemetery. A wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the church with visitation one-hour prior.
Lyle Maynard was born July 28, 1938 in Dupree, South Dakota to Edwin and Eulalah (Carter) Maynard.
On October 15, 1960, Lyle married the love of his life, Patsy Annis, in Rapid City, SD. Lyle, Patsy and family lived on their ranch along the Cheyenne River near Cherry Creek, SD. Lyle spent his younger years ranching during the day and riding broncs and team roping in the evenings. Lyle and Patsy traveled all over the United States to rodeos, but because his young family was so important to him, he kept most of his rodeoing close to home. Among other rodeo accomplishments, Lyle won the 1963 NRCA Saddle Bronc Riding, 1963 SDRA Saddle Bronc Riding, and 1966 SDRA Saddle Bronc Riding.
Lyle continued to support rodeo later in his life, encouraging his children to be involved as well. He thoroughly enjoyed his horses, cattle, fishing, hunting, and family ranch life. Lyle always had a good horse to gather cattle or horses along the Cheyenne River breaks. Eventually, Lyle traded a horse for a four-wheeler, but continued to ranch until the fall of 2018 when he moved to Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte, SD.
Lyle is survived by his brothers: Ralph (Kathy) Maynard and Gene (Renee) Maynard; his children: Halley (Tina Red Bird) Maynard, Del (Marla) Maynard, Kris (Dan) Schrempp, Beau Maynard, and Gary (Nikki) Cudmore; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy; parents: Edwin and Eulalah Maynard; and one sister Bernice.
Memorial donations may be made to the Medicine Wheel Village, Eagle Butte, SD.