Lyle Tregaskis

Lyle Tregaskis

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Lyle Richard Tregaskis
July 22, 1921 - November 20, 2020

Lyle Richard Tregaskis, 99, died on November 20, 2020, in Provo, Utah, from natural causes. He was born July 22,1921, in American Fork, Utah, to James Albert and Flora Florence McCandless Tregaskis. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States Mission, predominantly in Mississippi before joining the Army infantry during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater, and later joined the 1st Cavalry Army Band, playing trombone. He was on the ship entering Tokyo when the armistice was signed. He married Doris Elizabeth Crosby on September 16, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple, and they celebrated 70 years of marriage, before she passed away on November 6, 2017.

He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1948 with a degree in Education and later earned his Master’s Degree. He became an educator, principal (the first principal at Orem’s Hillcrest Elementary and then at American Fork Jr. High), and then Alpine School District administrator, developing and managing the district media center and federal programs. Highlights of his work there included the elementary tutoring program, which was nationally renowned, starting the Outdoor Education program, and bringing the first computers into the district. He also served as a Bishop for the American Fork, Utah, 4th Ward. He was a guide for many summers at Timpanogos Cave. Hobbies throughout his life included model trains, woodworking, and gardening. He became a “master gardener” and their beautiful garden was spotlighted in the newspaper and part of a city garden tour for a few years. He loved to read and was a life-long student. He leaves behind a legacy of learning and love of nature.

He leaves behind four children: Susan (Layne) Whittaker, Jan (Craig) Schumann, Bruce (Nancy) Tregaskis and Dana (Brian Woodbury). He was preceded in death by his only sibling, Lloyd Percy Tregaskis.

Family graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at the Orem City Cemetery, 11:00 A.M. Military Honors will be performed by the American Legion Post 72.
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    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Orem City Cemetery
    1520 North 800 East
    Orem, Utah 84097
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    Military Honors by American Legion Post 72
    Family Graveside Services


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Gretta B. Millett

Posted at 11:04am
Dear Tregaskis Family, We were saddened to hear of Brother Tregaskis passing. He and your mother were dear friends of our parents John and Irisi Bench. Bro. T was always so kind to us as children. His gentle manner was comforting and genuine. We know that he leaves a great void. We have such sweet and dear memories of growing up in the Orem 11th Ward Neighborhood and learning from so many good and kind people. We pray that you will feel the love of others and know of your fathers influence and example. Love, The Bench Children! John, Gretta, Ellen (deceased), Andrew, and Jennifer

LoAndra Berg

Posted at 10:58am
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Lyle's passing. He called me when I received my Master's degree to offer congratulations and to ask about my plans for the future. We had the best conversation we had ever had. I have always appreciated his knowledge and insight. He will be greatly missed.

Dr. Harold Jacklin

Posted at 08:38pm
It was a great honor for me to know and work with Lyle Tregaskis in the Alpine District Office. He was a wonderful friend and a noted educator. I also had the pleasure of teaching a couple of his children and coaching Bruce in the game of basketball. This opportunity for me was a thrill of a life time. The love and teaching that Kyle offered and gave will live on. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family and send my love to you all. God bless you. Dr. Harold Jacklin

Charles and Christine Schumann

Posted at 10:16am
Your Dad leaves behind a great legacy of learning, service and righteous living! That is what this mortal life is all about. How blessed we are by good parents! Now he's reunited with your Mom, and they will continue their good work on the other side of the veil. The separation is the difficult part for us who stay behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Charles and Christine Schumann

jerry l Adams

Posted at 08:25pm
Lyle, was a great man and a good friend.was fun to hear his stories and see his trains.aleays was happy to help with pant problems.
he will be missed, Jerry

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