The Woodward News

November 19, 2012

Lyle W. Moynihan


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Lyle W. Moynihan, 85 year old former Woodward resident, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Avante Rehabilitation Center in Irving, Texas.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Elmwood Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.



Lyle Wayne Moynihan, son of John and Hilda Moynihan, was born July 10, 1927 in Wichita, Kansas.  He attended school in woodward and graduated in 1945.  He entered the U.S. Navy the day after he graduated from high school and was honorably discharged in August, 1946.  Upon his discharge, he attended college at the University of Oklahoma until April of 1947, at which time he left college to help his father in the family plumbing business after the tornado that devastated Woodward.  Lyle eventually bought Moynihan Plumbing and Heating from his father and actively ran the business till 2001.

Lyle was United in marriage to Eileen Marie Ames on April 14, 1950, in Mooreland, Oklahoma and they established their home in Woodward.  Two children , a daughter and a son , were born to Lyle and Eileen.  He was a member of the Lions Club and first Baptist Church.

Lyle was preceded in death by his wife Eileen, parents John and Hilda, sister Laura Spoonhour, and brother John.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in law, Cindy and Mike Ryles of Irving , Texas and son and daughter in law , Bary and Janie Moynihan of Lubbock , Texas.  He is also survived by five grandchildren( Chad and Lynda Ryles of Frisco ,Texas Tessa Ryles of Lewisville, Texas; Dustie Dotson of Dallas Texas: and Brie Moynihan of Amarillo, Texas) and three great-grandchildren(Boston Ryles, PJ Franks and Krystal Franks).  He also leaves behind brothers and sisters in law, many nieces and nephews and lifetime friends Robert and Cleta Tullius of Oklahoma City.

In Lieu of flowers , the family requests that memorials be made to the Oklahoma Medical research Foundation.

Remembrances can be made at www.billingsfuneralwoodward.com.